US Pat. No. 9,169,652

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURED BUILDING PANEL

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

19. A manufactured panel, comprising:
a body having a front, back, top, bottom and side walls, the side walls extend between the front and back, and an interior
volume located between the front, back, top, bottom and side walls;

an insert having a planar interior portion embedded completely within the interior volume of the body, the planar interior
portion extends throughout the interior volume of the body from top to bottom, and an exterior portion extending from the
planar interior portion to an exterior of the body, the exterior portion comprises a fastener hem and plurality of stand-offs,
all protruding directly from and out of the back of the body and spaced apart from each other, a back of the fastener hem
and backs of the stand-offs define a co-planar surface, at least some of the stand-offs are directly connected to each other
inside the interior volume of the body at the planar interior portion, the fastener hem and the stand-offs are independent
and detached from each other on the exterior of the body, and the fastener hem and the stand-offs are configured to directly
contact a mounting wall to provide a rainscreen between the manufactured panel and the mounting wall;

the stand-offs comprise an array of tabs located between and spaced apart from the top, bottom and side walls of the body,
such that the manufactured panel is configured to be partitioned along vertical, horizontal or diagonal cut lines extending
between adjacent ones of the tabs, and each of the partitions include at least one of the stand-offs such that the at least
one of the stand-offs can function as a rainscreen between the partition and a mounting wall; and

a second manufactured panel configured identical to said manufactured panel, a bottom of the second manufactured panel is
mounted to the top of said manufactured panel, and the manufactured panels make substantially planar contact in substantially
only two dimensions.

US Pat. No. 9,181,456

ROOFING PRODUCT INCLUDING ROOFING-GRADE ASPHALT MIXTURE AND METHODS OF MAKING THE ROOFING PRODUCT AND THE ROOFING-GRADE ASPHALT MIXTURE

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A method of forming an asphalt mixture comprising:
mixing a liquid catalyst with a bio-source material to form a bio-asphalt,
wherein the liquid catalyst includes a solvent, wherein the solvent includes ethanol, propanol, glycerol, toluene, xylene,
mineral spirits, or any combination thereof,

wherein the bio-source material includes an oil, wherein the oil includes cooking oil, vegetable oil, animal fat, recycled
cooking oil, recycled vegetable oil, recycled animal fat, modified animal fat, modified vegetable oil, or any combination
thereof; and

mixing the bio-asphalt with a bitumen source different from the bio-asphalt to form the asphalt mixture.

US Pat. No. 9,169,645

SHINGLE WITH REINFORCEMENT LAYER

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A shingle having front and rear exterior surfaces and being comprised of shingle material, with the shingle having a width
defined by upper and lower edges and a length defined by right and left edges, the shingle comprising:
(a) a base layer of mat having front and rear surfaces;
(b) a coating of asphaltic material on both front and rear surfaces of the mat;
(c) coatings of granular material on said both front and rear surfaces of the mat, which, together with said base layer of
mat and said coating of asphaltic material comprise a first thickness layer;

(d) a longitudinal fastening zone between right and left shingle edges, generally intermediate said upper and lower edges;
(e) and an at least partially externally visible generally longitudinal reinforcement second thickness layer of a substantially
thinner dimension than said first thickness layer; said reinforcement second thickness layer being adhered to an exterior
surface of said shingle and extending at least substantially between right and left edges of the shingle; and

(f) said reinforcement second thickness layer extending at least partially lower than the fastening zone, toward the lower
edge of the shingle or at least partially into the fastening zone toward the upper edge of the shingle, said reinforcement
second thickness layer providing increased nail pull resistance.

US Pat. No. 9,359,766

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THERMAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN A ROOF

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A roof for a building, comprising:
a roof deck;
a plurality of roof products, each comprising an underlayment that forms a unitary structure, the roof products are mounted
directly to the roof deck, and each of the roof products comprising a radiant layer, a thermal heat storage layer, a vent
layer having channels to transfer excess heat through an entire length of the roof product, the channels of the vent layers
form contiguous, uninterrupted air flow paths between abutting roof products from an eave of the roof to adjacent a ridge
of the roof;

the thermal heat storage layer comprises a media having a heat capacity that stores solar heat during a heating cycle, has
a thermal emittance that re-radiates stored heat during a cooling cycle, and the media is located in a structure having an
array of cavities with vertical axes that are perpendicular to axes of the channels in the vent layer;

a flame retardant comprises materials used to form a structure for the channels of the vent layer, such that the flame retardant
and the vent layer are combined in a single layer;

each roof product has outer skin layers comprising an uppermost layer and a lowermost layer, between which is located the
unitary structure, such that the thermal heat storage layer, vent layer and flame retardant are inside the roof product;

each roof product comprises a rigid sheet, a rigid panel or a flexible roll;
roof shingles mounted to the roof products, such that the roof products are positioned between the roof deck and the roof
shingles; and

a plurality of cells in each thermal heat storage layer penetrated by roofing fasteners, and the cells are void of material
used to form the thermal heat storage layer.

US Pat. No. 9,178,465

PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING ELEMENTS INCLUDING TIE LAYER SYSTEMS AND ROOFS USING THEM

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A photovoltaic roofing element comprising:
an encapsulated photovoltaic element having a top surface and a bottom surface, a top layer material at its top surface and
a bottom layer material at its bottom surface;

a roofing substrate having a top surface; and
a tie layer system disposed between the encapsulated photovoltaic element and the roofing substrate and joining the bottom
surface of the encapsulated photovoltaic element to the top surface of the roofing substrate

wherein the tie layer system includes a polymeric material having a Chang viscoelastic window exhibiting at least one set
of coordinates (log(G?), log(G?)) lying within the window bound by the coordinates (4.5, 3), (4.5, 6), (6, 6), (6, 3), or
within the window bound by the coordinates (4.5, 6), (4.5, 8), (8, 8), (8, 3.7), (6, 3.7).

US Pat. No. 9,458,624

INTEGRATED SIDING RAINSCREEN AND STACKING CLIP

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A siding accessory, comprising:
a channel having an axis that defines an axial direction, and an axial length configured to receive an upper end of a course
of siding;

a lip extending in the axial direction and formed on a first end of the channel, and the lip is configured to support an upper
course of siding thereon;

a rainscreen extending from the channel opposite the lip, the rainscreen is configured to contact a support structure and
separate the channel from the support structure, and the rainscreen comprises walls; and

a plurality of weep holes extending through at least one of the walls of the rainscreen and configured to permit fluid flow
therethrough.

US Pat. No. 9,422,719

ROOFING GRANULES COMPRISING BASE PARTICLES THAT ARE SINTERED AND HAVE AN INITIAL REFLECTANCE OF AT LEAST 0.25

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A roofing product comprising roofing granules, wherein the roofing granules comprise:
base particles, wherein the base particles are sintered and have a solar reflectance of greater than about 0.25, as measured
by ASTM C1549; and

a coating covering the base particles, wherein the coating has a depth of penetration into an outside surface of the base
particles of at least about 0.5% of an average radius of the base particles and wherein a solar reflectance of the coated
base particles is decreased by about 0.20 or less, compared to the base particle without the coating.

US Pat. No. 9,303,410

SINGLE PANEL SIDING PRODUCT

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A siding product, comprising:
a panel comprising a polymer and a substantially rectangular structure having a simulated pattern on a front face thereof
and a hollow back, and the panel comprises a single shake configuration that does not simulate more than one shake or more
than one course of siding;

the panel comprises a plurality of recesses and fastener locations on the front face thereof, and the hollow back comprises
a pad opposite each recess and fastener location, each recess and pad having a thickness in a depth direction;

the hollow back comprises a plurality of short ribs extending in the longitudinal direction, each short rib having a longitudinal
length that is less than a length of the hollow back, and the short rib longitudinal length is not greater than 6 inches,
and at least 1 inch;

each pad comprises at least some of the short ribs extending therefrom; and
each short rib has a depth extending in a same direction as the pad thickness, and a combination of the short rib depth and
the pad thickness is approximately equal to a depth of the hollow back, such that the short ribs are substantially co-planar
with a perimeter edge of the panel.

US Pat. No. 9,580,902

FIRE RESISTANT ROOFING PRODUCTS

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A method of producing a fire resistant material comprising the steps of:
(a) continuously advancing an indefinite length of a core sheet having a top surface and a bottom surface and a sheet of conductive
material selected from the group consisting of aluminum wire mesh, copper wire mesh, steel wire mesh, and nonwoven mats of
metal wire, having a first surface and a second surface,

(b) coextensively bonding the first surface of the sheet of conductive material to a first predetermined surface of the core
sheet,

(c) forming a first predetermined bituminous layer by applying a first polymer-modified bituminous material having fire-resistant
properties to the second surface of the sheet of conductive material and forming a second predetermined bituminous layer by
applying a second polymer-modified bituminous material having non-fire-resistant properties and a higher oil content than
the first polymer-modified bituminous material to a second predetermined surface of the core sheet, the first bituminous layer
and the second bituminous layer providing a top bituminous layer and a bottom bituminous layer, and

(d) embedding granules in at least a portion of the top bituminous layer.

US Pat. No. 9,452,560

MULTILAYER ARTICLE WITH VARIEGATED APPEARANCE

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A variegated product, comprising:
a capstock having a matrix and polymeric streaks visible through the matrix;
the matrix comprises a polypropylene and calcium carbonate in an amount of 79.25 wt % polypropylene and 20 wt % calcium carbonate,
the matrix further comprises a non-clear, non-opaque matrix in a plurality of layers, wherein the non-clear; and

the polymeric streaks are in the plurality of layers and are visible through the non-clear, non-opaque matrix, wherein the
polymeric streaks include a second polypropylene and a second calcium carbonate in a weight ratio of 1:1.

US Pat. No. 9,442,219

ROOFING GRANULES WITH HIGH SOLAR REFLECTANCE, ROOFING MATERIALS WITH HIGH SOLAR REFLECTANCE, AND THE PROCESS OF MAKING THE SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A process for preparing roofing granules, the process comprising:
(a) agglomerating base particles and an agglomerate binder phase to form agglomerated cores, the base particles having an
average ultraviolet transmission of greater than sixty percent and an average solar reflectance of greater than sixty percent,
the cores having an exterior surface;

(b) applying a UV coating composition on the exterior surface of the cores;
(c) curing the UV coating composition to provide a coating on the exterior surface of the cores to form a UV coating layer,
the UV coating having an average ultraviolet transmission of less than ten percent and an average transmission in the near
infrared and visible ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum of greater than sixty percent.

US Pat. No. 9,353,526

SHINGLE WITH REINFORCEMENT LAYER

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A shingle having front and rear exterior surfaces and being comprised of shingle material, with the shingle having a width
defined by upper and lower edges and a length defined by right and left edges, the shingle comprising:
(a) a base layer of mat having front and rear surfaces;
(b) a coating of asphaltic material on both front and rear surfaces of the mat;
(c) coatings of granular material on said both front and rear surfaces of the mat, which, together with said base layer of
the mat and said coating of asphaltic material comprise a first thickness layer;

(d) a longitudinal fastening zone between right and left shingle edges, generally intermediate said upper and lower edges;
(e) a sealant line extending between the right and left edges of the shingle and generally parallel the upper edge of the
shingle, said sealant line being provided to adhere said shingle to an adjacent underlying or overlying shingle upon installation
of said shingle on a roof;

(f) and an at least partially externally visible generally longitudinal reinforcement second thickness layer of a substantially
thinner dimension than said first thickness layer; said reinforcement second thickness layer being provided on an exterior
surface of said shingle and extending at least substantially between right and left edges of the shingle; and

(g) said reinforcement second thickness layer being at least partially lower than the fastening zone, toward the lower edge
of the shingle or at least partially into the fastening zone toward the upper edge of the shingle.

US Pat. No. 9,276,141

PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A photovoltaic module comprising a photovoltaic element having an upper surface, an encapsulant resin layer over the upper
surface of the photovoltaic element, a cover plate, and a decorative overlay positioned above the upper surface of the photovoltaic
element, said overlay extending over at least the entire upper surface of the photovoltaic element, the overlay being substantially
transmissive of near infrared radiation and infrared radiation, and at least portions of said overlay extending over the upper
surface of the photovoltaic element reflecting or absorbing light in at least a portion of the visible range of the spectrum
to produce a desired appearance, wherein the decorative overlay is positioned under the cover plate.

US Pat. No. 9,170,034

PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A photovoltaic roofing system disposed on a roof deck, the photovoltaic roofing system comprising:
a two-part tee element disposed on the roof deck, the two-part tee element comprising:
a base piece including a central portion; two opposed horizontally-extending first and second flanges extending from the central
portion, and a top piece attachment feature formed in the central portion, the top piece attachment feature including an upwardly-extending
feature, and

a top piece including a base piece attachment feature, the base piece attachment feature including a downwardly-facing channel,
the base piece attachment feature being mated with the top piece attachment feature of the base piece by the upwardly-extending
feature of the top piece attachment feature of the base piece being disposed within the downwardly-facing channel of the base
piece attachment feature of the top piece; a first covering flange extending outwardly from a side of the top piece, and a
vertically extending portion extending upwards from the base piece attachment feature and the first covering flange; and

a first photovoltaic element disposed on the roof adjacent the base piece, the first photovoltaic element having its edge
disposed on the horizontally-extending first flange of the base piece of the two-part tee element, the first covering flange
of the top piece overlapping the top surface of the first photovoltaic element.

US Pat. No. 9,057,194

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WEDGE-SHAPED, MULTI-LAYER ASPHALT ROOFING

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A roofing shingle, comprising:
a plurality of strata stacked and laminated together by adhesive, each of the strata having a strata width that differs from
the other strata; and each of the strata comprises:

a substrate;
a top asphalt layer on top of the substrate;
granular matter on the top asphalt layer;
a bottom asphalt layer on a bottom of the substrate; and
mineral matter on the bottom asphalt layer; and the roofing shingle further comprises:
an exposed edge, tabs and a covered edge, and the strata have strata exposed edges that are substantially aligned with the
exposed edge of the roofing shingle;

cut outs formed only in an uppermost one of the strata of the roofing shingle, the cut outs have a width extending from an
exposed edge of the roofing shingle substantially to a headlap of the roofing shingle, the cut outs have a length that is
less than that of the tabs, and the cut outs are misaligned with the tabs, such that the cut outs do not align with side edges
of the tabs and are offset laterally to the left or right of the side edges of the tabs; and

the roofing shingle has a width that extends between the exposed edge and the covered edge, and the strata are vertically
arrayed in strata width from a greatest strata width at a top of the roofing shingle, to a least strata width at a bottom
of the roofing shingle, such that the strata form a tapered lower surface in a width direction on the roofing shingle.

US Pat. No. 9,044,921

SOLAR HEAT REFLECTIVE ROOFING MEMBRANE AND PROCESS FOR MAKING THE SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A roofing membrane with high solar heat reflectance, the roofing membrane comprising:
a bituminous base sheet comprising a continuous substrate sheet of fibrous material, the continuous substrate sheet being
saturated with a bituminous material and coated on at least one side with a bituminous material;

a tie-layer comprising a reinforcement material on the bituminous base sheet;
the reinforcement material comprising mineral particles; and
a solar heat-reflective upper layer on the tie-layer.

US Pat. No. 9,540,822

COMPOSITE NANOPARTICLES FOR ROOFING GRANULES, ROOFING SHINGLES CONTAINING SUCH GRANULES, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A process for preparing roofing granules, the process comprising:
(a) providing granule cores;
(b) providing a coating material;
(c) coating the granule cores with the coating material to form a coating layer having an exterior surface;
(d) including composite nanoparticles in the coating layer; and
(e) curing the coating layer.
US Pat. No. 9,408,383

ROOFING GRANULES

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A coating for use with a roofing granule, the coating comprising sodium silicate, a clay, or a sol gel with a biocidal
glass composition, the biocidal glass composition comprising glass doped with at least one biocidal agent, the biocidal agent
at least partially solubilized within a glass composition matrix wherein the glass comprises at least one of soda-lime silicate
glass, float glass, borate glass, or combinations thereof, the at least one biocidal agent comprising about 0.01 wt. % to
about 50 wt. % of a total weight % of the biocidal glass composition, wherein the at least one biocidal agent comprises copper
oxide present at about 20 wt. % to about 50 wt. % of the total weight of the biocidal glass composition, the biocidal glass
composition having a solubility when exposed to an aqueous environment and the at least one biocidal agent has a first steady
normalized flux from the biocidal glass composition after about 2 to about 4 years under normal outdoor weather conditions,
wherein the roofing granule has an L* value of at least 40 as measured by a CIE LAB color scale.

US Pat. No. 9,290,942

ROOFING SHINGLE WITH ENHANCED SHADOWLINE APPEARANCE

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A roofing shingle, comprising:
a shingle body consisting of a single layer having a rectangular shape, a buttlap portion with a butt edge, a headlap portion,
an exposure zone extending from the butt edge toward the headlap portion in a width direction, and the exposure zone is configured
to be exposed to the environment when the roofing shingle is installed on a roof; wherein

the buttlap portion is variegated and includes at least one tab;
a first shadowline of granules on at least a portion of the at least one tab of the single layer shingle body;
a plurality of second shadowlines of granules in the exposure zone of the single layer shingle body, each of second shadowlines
varies in at least one aspect with respect to the other second shadowlines; and

the first and second shadowlines also differ from each other in said at least one aspect; and
a space between the first and second shadowlines on the single layer shingle body.

US Pat. No. 9,202,955

PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING ELEMENTS

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A photovoltaic roofing element comprising
a roofing substrate;
a photovoltaic element disposed on the roofing substrate;
an electrical connector operatively connected to the photovoltaic element, the electrical connector having a top side, a down-roof
side and an electrical terminus; and

a shield disposed adjacent the electrical terminus of the electrical connector on its down-roof side, its top side, or both,wherein the roofing substrate comprises a base of roofing material having a top surface, the top surface having a headlap
zone and an exposure zone, and one or more layers of shim material disposed on the top surface of the base in the headlap
zone; wherein the electrical connector and the shield are disposed on the top surface of the base; and wherein the one or
more layers of shim material have a total thickness at least about as great as the thickness of the combination of the electrical
connector and the shield.

US Pat. No. 9,115,498

ROOFING COMPOSITE INCLUDING DESSICANT AND METHOD OF THERMAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF A ROOF BY REVERSIBLE SORPTION AND DESORPTION OF MOISTURE

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A roof system for a building having an attic in an interior of the building, the roof system comprising:
a roof deck on an exterior of the building above the attic;
a roof product secured to the roof deck, opposite the attic; and
a thermal energy absorbing product (TEAP) that is a stand-alone product separate from but located between the roof deck and
the roof product, the TEAP comprises a desiccant that reversibly absorbs moisture, and in response thereto heat is released
and absorbed, respectively, by the desiccant to effect a thermal management of the roof system,

the TEAP comprises a rigid sheet or a rigid panel, and the roof product is an asphaltic roof shingle; and a ventilation channel
inside an interior of the TEAP adjacent the desiccant, whereby air having a humidity flowing through the ventilation channel
transports moisture to and from the desiccant, and the heat released and absorbed by the desiccant effects thermal management
of the roof system.

US Pat. No. 9,091,050

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PATTERNED CEILING SUSPENSION

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A ceiling system, comprising:
a plurality of support members that are interconnected to form a ceiling suspension and adapted to be suspended from a structure,
the support members having a bulb, web and flange extending from the web, the flange having an upper surface and a lower surface,
wherein the lower surface of the flange is patterned and different in textural appearance than other portions of the support
members to define patterned lower surfaces on the lower surface of the flange;

at least some of the support members further comprise other surfaces that are other than the patterned lower surfaces, and
the other surfaces also are patterned like the patterned lower surfaces; and

a plurality of ceiling tiles supported by upper surfaces of the flanges to form a ceiling in the structure, and the patterned
lower surfaces are located beneath a lowest portion of the ceiling tiles.

US Pat. No. 9,482,011

PANEL SIDING PRODUCT

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A siding product, comprising:
a panel having a plurality of simulated courses of simulated shingles including a front, back, top, bottom and sides;
a hanger clip that extends from the front of the panel;
a butt leg that extends from the back of the panel and is configured to engage the hanger clip of a lower panel in two courses
of panels;

a plurality of hammer positioning pads (HPP) extending forward from the front of the panel and spaced apart from the hanger
clip, such that the HPP do not contact the hanger clip, the HPP comprise grouped pairs that are spaced apart from each other,
and the HPP are configured to be impacted by a hammer to adjust a position of the panel on a structure from side to side prior
to fastening the panel to the structure; and

fastener slots in the panel located in the spaces between the spaced apart grouped pairs of HPP.

US Pat. No. 9,248,472

THIN FILMS WITH HIGH NEAR-INFRARED REFLECTIVITY DEPOSITED ON CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL GRANULES

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A construction article comprising:
a plurality of coated construction granules each having a separate, individual thin film coating,
the thin film coating having a thickness in the range of from about 5 nm to about 5000 nm,
the thin film coating transmitting from about 5% to about 100% of radiation having a wavelength of between about 300 nm and
about 700 nm,

the thin film coating reflecting from about 1% to about 100% of radiation having a wavelength of between about 700 nm and
about 2500 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,220,260

BIOCIDAL GRANULE, IN PARTICULAR FOR MAKING ASPHALT SHINGLE

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A biocidal granule, comprising:
a mineral core coated with a porous inorganic layer comprising a biocide,
wherein the porous inorganic layer comprises at least one material selected from the group consisting of silica, alumina,
zirconia, and titanium oxide,

wherein the biocide is an organic compound, which limits or prevents the growth of microorganisms, and
wherein the porous inorganic layer is obtained by a sol-gel process.

US Pat. No. 9,212,832

PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS, METHODS FOR INSTALLING PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS, AND KITS FOR INSTALLING PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A photovoltaic roofing system disposed on a roof deck having an upper end and a lower end, the photovoltaic roofing system
comprising:
a plurality of photovoltaic elements contiguously disposed on the roof deck arranged in at least two horizontal rows such
that no panel is disposed between substantially the entire area of the photovoltaic elements and the roof deck, the at least
two horizontal rows being disposed in an up-roof to down-roof overlapping fashion such that each row except the up-roof-most
row is overlapped by the row immediately up-roof thereof, the contiguously-disposed photovoltaic elements together having
a top edge facing the upper end of the roof deck, a bottom edge facing the lower end of the roof deck, and two side edges,
the contiguously-disposed photovoltaic elements defining a photovoltaic area;

a plurality of roofing elements disposed adjacent the contiguously-disposed photovoltaic elements, along their side edges;
side flashing disposed along the side edges of the contiguously-disposed photovoltaic elements, the side flashing having a
flange facing away from the photovoltaic area at least partially disposed between a roofing element and the roof deck, and
a structure at least partially disposed on the surface of the photovoltaic element or at least partially disposed between
a photovoltaic element and the roof deck but not extending under substantially the entire photovoltaic element.

US Pat. No. 9,200,451

COLORED ROOFING GRANULES WITH INCREASED SOLAR HEAT REFLECTANCE, SOLAR HEAT-REFLECTIVE SHINGLES, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. Colored infrared-reflective roofing granules comprising inert base particles coated with a cured coating composition comprising
a coating binder and at least one colored, infrared-reflective pigment.

US Pat. No. 9,540,816

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ROOFING PRODUCT WITH APPLIED SHADOW EFFECT

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A roofing shingle, comprising:
a shingle body comprising at least a top layer having a buttlap portion with a butt edge, a headlap portion comprising an
entirety of the roofing shingle that is not visible when the roofing shingle is installed on a roof with other shingles, an
exposure zone extending from the butt edge toward the headlap portion that is configured to be exposed to an environment,
and the exposure zone comprises an entirety of the roofing shingle that is visible when the roofing shingle is installed on
a roof with other roofing shingles;

a shadow formation differing in color from the exposure zone, only the exposure zone comprises the shadow formation, such
that the headlap portion does not comprise the shadow formation, and the shadow formation comprises a shadow feature that
consists of:

at least one of a simulated cut out, a simulated slit and a simulated slot, and there is no other shadow formation in the
exposure zone of the top layer.

US Pat. No. 9,334,650

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UNDER DECK DRAINAGE

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A drainage assembly for a deck, comprising:
a plurality of hanger clips, each having a plurality of mounting holes fastened to a support at selected vertical elevations;
a soffit mounted to the hanger clips without fasteners and located completely below joists of the deck; and
a slope of the soffit is fixed by at least two of the hanger clips at different vertical elevations relative to the support,
such that the soffit slopes beneath the deck and drains water therefrom in a selected direction.

US Pat. No. 9,217,249

ROOF COVERING MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A roof covering material comprising a substrate having a first upper surface and a first lower surface, with a bituminous
material coating on at least the first upper surface of the substrate, with a layer of granules embedded in said bituminous
material coating and presenting a second upper surface, with portions of granules protruding upwardly through the bituminous
material coating and comprising about 70% to about 80% of the second upper surface, and having a top layer adhered to at least
a portion of said second upper surface; including means for passage of fluid from said second upper surface, through said
top layer, to avoid entrapment of fluids beneath said top layer.

US Pat. No. 9,593,488

MODULAR ROOF PANEL WITH INTEGRATED DRAINAGE SYSTEM

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. An interlocking panel system for a building structure, the interlocking panel system comprising:
a plurality of metal panels, each of the plurality of metal panels including first and second side edges and a drain channel,
wherein each of the plurality of metal panels defines a relief;

a first laterally adjacent metal panel of the plurality of metal panels; and
a second laterally adjacent metal panel of the plurality of metal panels, wherein the second laterally adjacent metal panel
is selectively disposed over at least a portion of the drain channel of the first laterally adjacent metal panel, and wherein
engagement of one of the first and second side edges of the first laterally adjacent metal panel with the second laterally
adjacent metal panel defines a seam between the first and second laterally adjacent metal panels, wherein at least a portion
of the seam cooperatively includes a portion of each relief of the first and second laterally adjacent metal panels.

US Pat. No. 9,315,612

COMPOSITE MATERIAL INCLUDING RIGID FOAM WITH INORGANIC FILLERS

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A synthetic lumber article formed from a composite material, said composite material comprising a polyurethane foam and
a plurality of inorganic filler particles dispersed therein, said polyurethane foam formed from a reaction mixture comprising:
a first polyether polyol having a first molecular weight and a functionality of about 3 or less;
a second polyether polyol having a second molecular weight and a functionality of about 3 or greater, the second molecular
weight less than said first molecular weight;

an aromatic hydrocarbon present in amount of up to about 5 weight percent based on the total weight of said composite material;
at least one polyisocyanate,
wherein a weight ratio of an amount of the first polyol in the reaction mixture to an amount of the second polyol in the reaction
mixture is between about 1:1 to about 5:1, the plurality of inorganic filler particles is present in an amount of about 50
wt % to about 85 wt % based on the total weight of the composite material, the inorganic filler particles include fly ash
and glass fibers, wherein a weight ratio of the fly ash to the glass fibers ranges from 6.87:1 to 7.77:1, and the composite
material has a density of 52.1 lb/ft3 or less and has an average flexural stress of at least 2330 psi.

US Pat. No. 9,157,236

WEATHER RESISTANT SHINGLE SYSTEM

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A system of a plurality of courses of field shingles, each field shingle comprising:
(a) a butt portion and a tab portion and comprising a bitumen impregnated web having upper and lower surfaces with granules
adhesively secured on at least said tab portion of the upper surface and with particles adhesively secured on the lower surface,
wherein the tab portion comprises a plurality of spaced-apart tabs of tab width, separated by slots;

(b) with each field shingle having a top edge and a bottom edge and having at least first and second lines of adhesive generally
parallel to one of said top and bottom edges, with the first line of adhesive being carried on a surface of the butt portion
of the shingle and with the second line of adhesive being carried on a surface of the tab portion of said shingle;

(c) with the at least first and second lines of adhesive, when a plurality of field shingles are laid up on a roof in courses
with tab portions of shingles in an overlying course overlying butt portions of shingles in a next-underlying course, the
first line of adhesive on an underlying shingle course being in an engagement with said second line of adhesive of an overlying
shingle; with said engaged lines of adhesive each being of a three-dimensional configuration and being in any one of:

(i) nested;
(ii) interlocked; and
(iii) of sloped surface;relation with each other and comprising a moisture barrier against moisture penetrating between underlying and overlying field
shingles in adjacent courses; wherein said engaged first and second lines of adhesive are any one of:
(iv) each having a thicker portion and a thinner portion, with the thinner portion of the first and second lines of adhesive
being in engagement with a thicker portion of the other of the first and second lines of adhesive;

(v) each of triangular vertical cross-section, having sloped surfaces, with the sloped surfaces of the first and second lines
of adhesive being in surface-to-surface engagement with each other; and

(vi) one having a projection and the other of the first and second lines of adhesive having a recess; with the projection
of a line of adhesive being in nested engagement with a recess of a different line of adhesive.

US Pat. No. 9,074,373

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADDING THICKNESS TO ROOFING PRODUCTS

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A roofing system, comprising:
a roofing shingle configured to be secured to a roof deck as an outermost layer of a roof, the roofing shingle having a headlap
at an upper end thereof, an exposed edge opposite the headlap at a lowermost end thereof, and side edges; and

an accessory with a substantially flat upper surface, the accessory is not a part of and is manufactured separately from the
roofing shingle, and the accessory is configured to be secured between the roofing shingle and a previous course of roofing
shingle for adding a thickness of at least about 1.5 mm to at least a portion of the exposed edge of the roofing shingle at
the lowermost end thereof, such that an exposed edge EE of the accessory at a lowermost end thereof is exposed to an exterior
of the roofing system; and

the accessory has a covered edge CE at an uppermost end thereof that is configured to be covered by the roofing shingle, and
a width W that extends from the covered edge CE to the exposed edge EE, and the accessory comprises a tapered wedge that thickens
from the covered edge CE to the exposed edge EE.

US Pat. No. 9,980,480

BIOCIDAL ROOFING GRANULES, ROOFING PRODUCTS INCLUDING SUCH GRANULES, AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A process for preparing biocidal roofing granules, the process comprising:(a) providing a mineral core;
(b) preparing a gel-forming inorganic sol coating medium;
(c) providing at least one biocidal photocatalytic metal oxide;
(d) coating the mineral core with the inorganic sol coating medium;
(e) forming a porous coating layer on the mineral core from the inorganic sol coating medium, the porous coating layer having a pore network; and
(f) disposing the at least one photocatalytic metal oxide in the pore network.

US Pat. No. 9,592,482

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING FIBER MATERIALS

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. An apparatus for processing material, comprising:
a power supply;
a machine configured to be powered by the power supply and having a hopper for receiving and passing material to an auger,
the auger comprising a shaft with an axis about which the auger rotates, a flighting mounted to the shaft, and pins mounted
to the flighting, wherein the pins extend radially beyond a perimeter of the flighting; and

an edge of the flighting comprises notches that form blades.

US Pat. No. 9,435,113

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ATTIC RAFTER EXTENSION FOR STORAGE

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A support structure, comprising:
a base mounted to an attic joist, the base having surfaces including a top, a bottom, a front, a rear and sides;
a first top slot formed in the top and extending at least partially between the front and the rear;
a second top slot formed in the top and extending at least partially between the sides; and
a bottom slot formed in the bottom.

US Pat. No. 9,331,224

PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING ELEMENTS, PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING SYSTEMS, METHODS AND KITS

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A photovoltaic roofing element comprising:
a flexible roofing substrate, the flexible roofing substrate comprising
a base of flexible roofing material having a top surface and a bottom surface and an up-roof end and a down-roof end, the
top surface having a headlap zone at the up-roof end of the base and an exposure zone at the down-roof end of the base, and

one or more layers of shim material disposed on the top surface of the base in the headlap zone but not in the exposure zone,
or on the bottom surface of the base;

a photovoltaic element disposed on the top surface of the base in the exposure zone; and
an electrical connector operatively connected to the photovoltaic element and disposed on the top surface of the base,
wherein the one or more layers of shim material have a total thickness at least about as great as the thickness of the electrical
connector, such that the one or more layers extend from the surface of the base on which they are disposed at least about
as far as the electrical connector extends from the base, and

wherein the one or more layers of shim material have a stair-step configuration or a slanted profile, such that the one or
more layers of shim material have a substantially greater thickness toward the down-roof end of the base than toward the up-roof
end of the base.

US Pat. No. 9,290,944

LAMINATED ROOFING PRODUCT INCLUDING RECYCLED ROOFING MATERIAL AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A laminated roofing product comprising:
a first sheet including a first ceramic base material and a bituminous material;
a second sheet adjacent to the first sheet and including a second ceramic base material and a second sheet recycled roofing
material, wherein the second sheet has a higher recycled roofing content as compared to the first sheet, wherein the first
ceramic base material and the second ceramic base material have a mat weight of at least 25 g/m2,

a parting agent dispensed between the first sheet and the second sheet, the parting agent comprising sand, mica, talc, limestone,
slag, or any combination thereof, wherein the parting agent avoids the first sheet from sticking to the second sheet,

a third sheet including a third sheet recycled roofing material, wherein the second sheet lies between the first and third
sheets; and

a fourth sheet including a fourth sheet recycled roofing material, wherein the third sheet lies between the second and fourth
sheets,

wherein the fourth sheet has a higher recycled roofing content as compared to each of the third and second sheets, and the
third sheet has a higher recycled roofing content as compared to the second sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,243,409

CONTROLLED TIME-RELEASE ALGAE RESISTANT ROOFING SYSTEM

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A process for producing time-release algae-resistant roofing granules, the process comprising:
(a) providing base particles comprising at least one first algaecidal material;
(b) providing an interlayer on the base particles, the interlayer enhancing the release of the at least one first algaecidal
material under predetermined conditions, and

(c) encapsulating the interlayer-covered base particles with an outer coating composition including at least one second algaecidal
material to form an outer layer, the at least one second algaecidal material differing from the at least one first algaecidal
material, the encapsulating outer layer protecting the base particles from exposure to the environment, the at least one second
algaecidal material being releasable from the outer layer during a predetermined period.

US Pat. No. 9,217,584

ROOFING PRODUCTS, PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING ELEMENTS AND SYSTEMS USING THEM

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A method for installing a photovoltaic element on a roofing product, the roofing product being disposed on a roof, the
roofing product having a top surface and comprising a flexible roofing substrate having a top surface, the top surface having
one or more granule-coated zones thereon capable of acting as a receptor zone or an exposure zone, each granule-coated zone
being adapted to receive one or more photovoltaic elements, the method comprising
while the roofing product is disposed on the roof, disposing on at least a portion of the one or more granule-coated zones
of the roofing product an adhesive suitable for securing a photovoltaic element to one or more of the granule-coated zones,
the adhesive being capable of forming a bond to the granules and the top surface of the flexible roofing substrate, the adhesive
being disposed at the top surface of the roofing product; then

disposing one or more photovoltaic elements on the adhesive disposed at the top surface of the roofing product in the one
or more granule-coated zones of the top surface of the flexible roofing substrate, thereby adhering the photovoltaic elements
to the flexible roofing substrate,

wherein the top surface of the flexible roofing substrate in the granule-coated zone on which the adhesive and the photovoltaic
element are disposed is recessed from the top surface of the flexible roofing substrate in the area adjacent to the granule-coated
zone.

US Pat. No. 9,145,690

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DARK-COLORED SIDING PANEL PRODUCT

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A siding panel product, comprising:
a shell comprising a layered structure having a substrate consisting of polyvinylchloride (PVC) located between inner and
outer layers, wherein the inner and outer layers consist of acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA);

at least the outer layer has a CIE color unit L*<75; and
an insulation layer mounted to the shell.

US Pat. No. 9,062,459

ROLL ROOFING

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A roll of roofing material with an anti-roll device for preventing rolling of the roll of roofing material off a roof when
the roll of roofing material is disposed in a cylindrical roll on and against the surface of a sloped roof, comprising:
(a) a generally cylindrical roll comprising a roll of roofing material including an asphalt-impregnated web with particulate
material in the form of granules applied thereto; with the roll of roofing material having a substantially hollow core portion
at at least one end, and with the generally cylindrical roll having an outer cylindrical surface of a given diametric dimension;

(b) the anti-roll device having the following features:
(i) the anti-roll device is a means whereby, when the generally cylindrical roll is disposed on a sloped roof with its outer
cylindrical surface against the surface of the sloped roof, the anti-roll device will resist rolling of the cylindrical roll
off the roof; and

(ii) the said means further comprises a transverse member of a transverse dimension greater than the given diametrical dimension
of the cylindrical roll, whereby the transverse member protrudes generally outwardly of the cylindrical surface of the roll.

US Pat. No. 9,493,952

ROOFING TILE WITH WEATHER DURABLE COLORING MATTER

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of making a roofing tile, comprising:
extruding a precursor of a capstock layer;
providing said precursor of a capstock layer with an extruded roofing tile profile having a butt edge, a single nailing edge
and substantially planar top and bottom surfaces;

applying weather durable coloring matter comprising ink or paint in a predetermined coloration pattern onto at least said
top surface of said precursor of a capstock layer, vacuum molding an impression into at least said top surface of said precursor
of a capstock layer;

applying a base layer on the precursor of the capstock layer, the base layer adapted to form a flat planar interior surface;
and

cutting a plurality of side edges into the extruded roofing tile profile of the precursor of a capstock layer and the base
layer to form separate shingles attached to the single nailing edge, wherein a first shingle is thicker and shorter in length
to the butt edge than a second shingle, wherein each shingle is formed with substantially the same volume of polymeric material,

wherein the butt edge has a topography to provide a jagged appearance.

US Pat. No. 9,260,871

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRIM FOR BUILDING PRODUCTS

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

17. The trim assembly of claim 14, wherein the trim comprises a tab that protrudes therefrom on a side opposite the first slot, and in a same direction as
the first rib.

US Pat. No. 9,166,087

WIND UPLIFT-RESISTANT PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING ELEMENTS AND PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING SYSTEMS

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A photovoltaic roofing element comprising:
a frame structure having a top end and a bottom end, and an upward-facing surface and a downward-facing surface, the frame
structure having an attachment zone and an exposure zone, with the exposure zone disposed toward the bottom end of the frame
structure, and the attachment zone disposed toward the top end of the frame structure, the frame structure further including
a ledge extending away from the top end of the frame structure and one or more wind clips extending from the downward-facing
surface of the frame structure in the exposure zone, the ledge and the one or more wind clips being configured such that,
when installed in a photovoltaic roofing system, the wind clip of an overlying photovoltaic roofing element engages the ledge
of an underlying photovoltaic roofing element; and

one or more photovoltaic elements held in the exposure zone of the frame structure,
wherein the exposure zone of the frame structure comprises a plurality of horizontal support structures and a plurality of
vertical support structures intersecting with the horizontal support structures, the one or more photovoltaic elements being
disposed on the horizontal and vertical support structures, the horizontal and vertical support structures defining the downward-facing
surface of the frame structure, and the one or more wind clips extend downwardly from one of the horizontal support structures,
the one or more wind clips extending downwardly from the downward-facing surface of the remainder of the frame structure;
and

wherein each of the wind clips includes a feature extending substantially horizontally toward the bottom end of the frame
structure, the feature being configured such that, when installed in a photovoltaic roofing system, the horizontal feature
of an overlying photovoltaic roofing element is disposed under the ledge of an underlying photovoltaic roofing element, the
total area of the horizontally-extending features of all wind clips is greater than 20 cm2.

US Pat. No. 9,487,654

FOAM, COMPOSITION, AND METHOD

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A foam composition consisting of a resin matrix consisting of an epoxy-containing compound; a cationic catalyst, wherein
the cationic catalyst is present at an amount of less than 5.0 weight %, based on the total weight of the composition, and
comprises a superacid, a BF3 dihydrate complex, a phosphoric acid derivative, or combination thereof; an optional blowing agent; and at least one additive;
wherein the composition is free of an isocyanate compound, the foam having a density from about 0.3 lbs/ft3 to about 5.0 lbs/ft3 as measured by ASTM D1622.

US Pat. No. 9,356,174

ROOFING FLASHINGS AND ROOFING SYSTEMS AND PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING SYSTEMS USING THE SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A roofing system comprising
an underlying flashing element having a cross-sectional shape comprising a laterally-extending flange, the flange having an
edge, a first end and a second end, the underlying flashing element comprising a return hem disposed at the edge and comprising
a folded-over strip of material disposed over the top surface of the flange at the edge, the return hem having a first end
disposed toward the first end of the edge, and a second end disposed toward the second end of the edge, wherein the total
thickness of the return hem at its second end is no greater than the interior thickness of the return hem at its first end;
and

an overlying flashing element having a cross-sectional shape comprising a laterally-extending flange, the flange having an
edge, a first end and a second end, the overlying flashing element comprising a return hem disposed at the edge and comprising
a folded-over strip of material disposed over the top surface of the flange at the edge, the return hem having a first end
disposed toward the first end of the edge, and a second end disposed toward the second end of the edge, wherein the total
thickness of the return hem at its second end is no greater than the interior thickness of the return hem at its first end;
wherein
the second end of the flange of the overlying flashing element overlaps the first end of the flange of the underlying flashing
element,

the second end of the return hem of the overlying flashing element nests under the folded-over strip of material of the return
hem of the underlying flashing element at the first end thereof, and

the return hem of the underlying flashing element includes a discontinuity, at which the inside thickness of the return hem
transitions, in a direction going from the first end of the return hem, from substantially greater than the total thickness
of the return hem at its second end to substantially less than the total thickness of the return hem at its second end.

US Pat. No. 9,885,185

PANEL SIDING PRODUCT

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A siding product, comprising:
a panel having a plurality of simulated courses of simulated shingles including a front, back, top, bottom and sides;
a hanger clip that extends from the front of the panel;
a plurality of hammer positioning pads (HPP) extending forward from a front of the panel and spaced apart from the hanger
clip, the HPP being configured to be impacted by a hammer to adjust a position of the panel on a structure from side to side
prior to fastening the panel to the structure; and

fastener slots in the panel.

US Pat. No. 9,579,832

METHOD OF SHORTENING THE TIME TO COMPRESSION MOLD A ROOFING SHINGLE OR TILE AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A method of shortening the cycle time required to compression mold a roofing product, comprising the steps of:
(a) providing a carrier plate that has a base and a surface material;
(b) delivering the carrier plate to an induction heater and induction heating the carrier plate surface material to raise
the temperature of the carrier plate surface material;

(c) then delivering the carrier plate to an extruding means and extruding a hot, partially molten thermoplastic material onto
the surface material of the carrier plate;

(d) then, while the raised temperature of the carrier plate surface material keeps the extruded thermoplastic material in
a partially molten state, delivering the carrier plate to a compression molding means and compression molding the thermoplastic
material to a desired configuration while it is on the carrier plate surface material;

(e) cooling the thermoplastic material by allowing heat transfer from the surface material of the carrier plate to the base
of the carrier plate; wherein the improvement comprises:

(f) the carrier plate base having a heat conduction capability and is comprised of a material that has a first level of receptivity
to being heated by induction heating;

(g) the carrier plate surface material comprising an exterior surface of the carrier plate and comprising a surface means
for receiving hot, partially molten thermoplastic material thereon, with the surface material having heat conduction capability
and is comprised of a material that has a second level of receptivity to being heated by induction heating, with said second
level of receptivity being higher than said first level of receptivity;

(h) with the carrier plate surface material being in bonded relation to the carrier plate base;
(i) wherein the carrier plate base is responsive to receiving heat transferred thereto from the carrier plate surface material;
and

(j) wherein the carrier plate surface material is responsive to being cooled by heat transfer from the carrier plate surface
material to the carrier plate base.

US Pat. No. 9,270,224

PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING ELEMENTS AND PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING SYSTEMS

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A photovoltaic roofing system disposed on a roof deck having a top end and a bottom end, the photovoltaic roofing system
comprising:
a plurality of photovoltaic roofing elements each comprising
a rigid frame structure having an upward-facing surface and a downward-facing surface having a top end and a bottom end, the
rigid frame structure having an attachment zone and an exposure zone, with the exposure zone disposed toward the bottom end
of the rigid frame structure, and the attachment zone disposed toward the top end of the rigid frame structure; and

one or more photovoltaic elements held in the exposure zone of the rigid frame structure,
wherein the rigid frame structure includes a plurality of raised sidewalls that form a substantially closed polygon that defines
an area in which the one more photovoltaic elements are held, the photovoltaic elements substantially filling the area defined
by the substantially closed polygon,

the photovoltaic roofing elements being contiguously disposed on the roof deck, the contiguously-disposed photovoltaic elements
together having a top edge facing the top end of the roof deck, a bottom edge facing the bottom end of the roof deck, and
two side edges, the photovoltaic roofing elements including sidelap portions that interlock to provide water drainage channels;

a plurality of roofing elements disposed adjacent the contiguously-disposed photovoltaic roofing elements, along their side
edges; and

side flashing elements disposed along the side edges of the contiguously-disposed photovoltaic roofing elements, the side
flashing elements having a cross-sectional shape comprising a vertically-extending feature and a flange extending away from
a lateral side at the downward end of the vertically-extending feature, with the flange facing away from the contiguously-disposed
photovoltaic roofing elements and being at least partially disposed between a roofing element and the roof deck, the vertically-extending
feature including a matched interlocking geometry that interlocks with a sidelap portion of an adjacent photovoltaic roofing
element.

US Pat. No. 9,682,888

COATED GRANULES FOR CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A coated construction granule, comprising:
a core;
a dielectric layer;
a ceramic layer;
a single layer disposed between the dielectric layer and the ceramic layer, the single layer being a conductive layer consisting
essentially of a metal; and

wherein the coated construction granule reflects greater than about 20% of incident solar radiation,
wherein the coated construction granule has an emissivity of at least about 75%.

US Pat. No. 9,540,544

OXIDIZED MIXTURE OF BIO-BASED MATERIAL AND ASPHALT, A BIO-BASED ASPHALTIC MATERIAL, AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of forming an asphalt mixture comprising:
mixing a bitumen source with a bio-source material to form a bitumen mixture, wherein the bio-source material includes an
oil, wherein the oil includes recycled cooking oil, recycled vegetable oil, recycled animal fat, or any combination thereof;
and

adding a liquid catalyst to the bitumen mixture form an asphalt mixture, wherein the liquid catalyst includes a metal salt
wherein the metal includes cobalt, manganese, zirconium, vanadium, iron, calcium, nickel, copper, zinc, osmium, rhodium, rhenium,
hafnium, or any combination thereof, wherein the metal salt further includes the salt of an acid, the acid including naphthenic
acid, octanoic acid, 2-ethylhexanoic acid, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), ethylene glycol tetraacetic acid (EGTA),
or any combination thereof, wherein the liquid catalyst includes a solvent.

US Pat. No. 9,540,820

MULTILAYER ROOFING SHEET WITH MECHANICAL INTERLOCK LAMINATE STRUCTURE

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. Roll roofing consisting of a multilayer roofing sheet comprising:
a laminate formed from
a) an upper sheet having a textured lower surface and comprising an upper layer and a lower layer, the lower layer of the
upper sheet being selected from the group consisting of non-woven webs, microporous films, and sheets having microstructured
surfaces; and

b) a lower sheet having a fusible upper surface, the lower sheet comprising a lower layer and an upper layer, the upper layer
having the fusible upper surface, the lower layer including a reinforcing scrim and an adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,567,466

ROOFING GRANULE INCLUDING A BASE PARTICLE AND A LAYER COVERING THE BASE PARTICLE, A PROCESS OF FORMING THE SAME, AND A ROOFING PRODUCT INCLUDING THE ROOFING GRANULE

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A roofing granule comprising a material comprising a transition metal carbonate; a mixed metal carbonate, wherein at least
one metal within the mixed metal carbonate includes a transition metal; a first metal carbonate and a second metal compound,
wherein the first and second metals are different metal elements; a third metal carbonate and silica, wherein the roofing
granule further comprises a base particle, wherein the roofing granule further comprises a remaining portion of the base particle
having a first volume, at least a portion of the material is disposed between the remaining portion of the base particle and
the exposed surface of the roofing granule at a distance of no greater than approximately 2 mm from the exposed surface towards
a center of the roofing granule, the material having a second volume and the material and base particle include a same metal
element and a ratio of the first volume and the second volume is at least 1.1:1, wherein the material occupies at least approximately
50% of the entire volume of the roofing granule.
US Pat. No. 9,534,293

PROCESS FOR DEPOSITING A THIN LAYER AND PRODUCT OBTAINED THEREBY

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A process whereby a material obtained comprising a substrate of which at least a part of the surface of at least one of
the faces of the substrate is based on organic compounds, the process being implemented at atmospheric pressure and without
heating the totality of the said substrate, the process comprising the following stages:
(a) in immediate proximity to the substrate, creating a region containing active species of a non-thermal plasma;
(b) into said region injecting at least one precursor of a chemical element, the at least one precursor being selected from
the group consisting of

(i) precursors of zirconium,
(ii) precursors of aluminum,
(iii) mixtures including at least one precursor of silicon oxide, and at least one precursor of zirconium,
(iv) mixtures including at least one precursor of silicon dioxide and at least one precursor of aluminum,
(v) mixtures including at least one precursor of silicon oxide, at least one precursor of zirconium, and at least one precursor
of aluminum, and

(vi) mixtures including at least one precursor of zirconium, and at least one precursor of aluminum;so as to deposit onto at least one face of the said substrate, at least one part of the surface being based on organic compounds,
a first thin layer able to protect said substrate against oxidation reactions due to radicals; and
(c) subsequently depositing a second thin layer with photocatalytic properties onto the first thin layer.

US Pat. No. 9,334,654

ROOFING PRODUCTS INCLUDING MIXTURES OF ALGAE-RESISTANT ROOFING GRANULES

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A roofing granule mixture, the mixture comprising two classes of algae-resistant granules, each class of algae-resistant
granules including at least one algaecide, and each class of algae-resistant granules having different algaecide time-release
characteristics,
the two classes comprising a first class of algae-resistant granules and a second class of algae-resistant granules,
the first class of algae-resistant granules comprising an inert mineral core particle covered with a layer composed of a coating
composition including a first algaecidal material,

the second class of algae-resistant granules comprising base particles including an inert mineral core particle covered with
an inner layer composed of a coating composition including a second algaecidal material,

the base particles being in turn covered with an outer coating layer comprising an outer coating composition based on a durable
acrylic polymeric material, the outer coating composition being formulated to environmentally degrade over a first predetermined
period.

US Pat. No. 9,534,402

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRIM FOR BUILDING PRODUCTS

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A trim assembly, comprising:
a starter strip mounted to a building, the starter strip comprising a first fastener hem that receives a fastener, a starter
flange extending from the first fastener hem, and a first rib extending from the starter flange;

a fastener flange mounted to the building adjacent to the starter strip, the fastener flange comprising a second rib and a
second fastener hem that receives a second fastener; and

a trim mounted to the building adjacent the starter strip and the fastener flange, the trim comprising a first slot that receives
the first rib and is mounted to the starter strip without fasteners, a second slot that receives the second rib, a planar
surface of a distal end of the trim is flush with a planar surface of the starter flange, the first fastener hem is located
between the building and only behind a back of the trim, the trim requires no fasteners to be installed therethrough to be
mounted to the building, and the trim comprises a tab that protrudes therefrom on a side opposite the first slot, and in a
same direction as the first rib; and

the fastener flange engages only a back of the trim, and the starter strip engages only the back and a side of the trim.
US Pat. No. 9,650,466

COMPOSITE MATERIAL INCLUDING RIGID FOAM WITH INORGANIC FILLERS

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A composite material usable as synthetic lumber, comprising a polyurethane foam and a plurality of inorganic particles
dispersed therein, wherein:
the polyurethane foam is formed from a reaction mixture comprising at least one polyisocyanate, a first flexible polyether
polyol having a first molecular weight and a functionality of about 3 or less, and a second rigid polyether polyol having
a second molecular weight and a functionality of about 3 or greater, wherein the second molecular weight is less than the
first molecular weight, and a wt % ratio of the first flexible polyol to the second rigid polyol ranges from about 1:1 to
about 5:1;

the plurality of inorganic particles is present in an amount of about 50 wt % to about 85 wt % based on the total weight of
the composite material, the inorganic filler particles including fly ash and glass fibers;

the composite material has a density in a range from about 30 lbs/ft3 to about 52.1 lbs/ft3; and

the composite material has an average flexural stress of at least 2330 psi.

US Pat. No. 9,499,986

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THERMAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN A ROOF

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A building product, comprising:
a top layer that is rigid such that it is configured to be walkable, the building product is configured to be rolled up, and
configured to be flexible and accommodate irregularities in a roof deck surface;

a radiant barrier layer configured to reflect heat;
a vent layer having air flow channels configured to transfer heat through at least a portion of the building product;
the top layer, vent layer and radiant barrier layer form a unitary structure; and
an outer skin layer on the building product, and the outer skin layer is at least partially permeable to moisture such that
it is configured to provide moisture management for the building product;

a thermal heat storage layer (THSL) in the vent layer, and the THSL has access to the vent layer and is located:
a) between the top layer and the radiant barrier layer; or
b) between the vent layer and the radiant barrier layer; or
c) beneath the radiant barrier layer and opposite the vent layer; wherein
the building product comprises a rigid sheet, a rigid panel or a flexible roll;
at least two of the layers are combined together; and
the THSL has a heat capacity greater than 100 kJ/kg, and a heat absorbing range of 10° C. to 50° C.

US Pat. No. 9,657,479

SHINGLE WITH REINFORCEMENT LAYER

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A first laminated shingle having front and rear exterior surfaces and being comprised of shingle material, with the shingle
having a width defined by upper and lower edges and a length defined by right and left edges, the shingle comprising:
(a) a base layer of mat having front and rear surfaces;
(b) a coating of asphaltic material on both front and rear surfaces of the mat;
(c) coatings of granular material on said both front and rear surfaces of the mat, which, together with said base layer of
the mat and said coating of asphaltic material comprise a first thickness layer;

(d) a longitudinal fastening zone between right and left shingle edges, generally intermediate said upper and lower edges;
(e) an at least partially externally visible generally longitudinal reinforcement second thickness layer of a substantially
thinner dimension than said first thickness layer; said reinforcement second thickness layer being provided on an exterior
surface of said shingle and extending at least substantially between right and left edges of the shingle;

(f) said reinforcement second thickness layer being at least partially lower than the fastening zone, toward the lower edge
of the shingle or at least partially into the fastening zone toward the upper edge of the shingle; and

(g) when paired with a second shingle, and oriented adjacent the second like shingle in an opposite direction, and bundled
with similarly oriented shingles into a stack, a total thickness of the stack will be substantially the same throughout the
stack, so the stack of shingles is substantially flat.

US Pat. No. 9,580,357

ROOFING GRANULES, ROOFING PRODUCTS INCLUDING SUCH GRANULES, AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A process for producing roofing granules, the process comprising:
(a) providing base particles;
(b) providing a coating composition comprising an inorganic sol material and at least one organic colorant, wherein the coating
composition further includes at least one thermochronic material;

(c) applying the coating composition to the base particles to form a coating layer on the base particles, and
(d) curing the coating layer at a temperature less than 200 degrees Celsius.

US Pat. No. 9,802,346

VARIEGATED BUILDING PRODUCT AND METHOD

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of injection molding a building product, comprising:
(a) providing an injection mold with a plurality of gates located adjacent a perimeter of the injection mold;
(b) commingling a first material and a second material into a flow, the second material comprising a color that contrasts
with a color of the first material;

(c) injecting the commingled flow into the plurality of gates to form an injection molded building product; and
(d) removing the molded building product from the injection mold; and the second material extends through an interior of the
molded building product and appears as contrasting streaks on an exterior of the building product to form a variegated grain
appearance;

wherein the first material comprises a base resin, and further comprising a third material comprising a high melt streaker
of a same polymer group as that of the base resin, and the third material melts at a higher temperature than that of the base
resin.

US Pat. No. 9,631,367

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCREASING SURFACE SOLAR REFLECTANCE OF ROOFING

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A roofing product, comprising:
a substrate having a bitumen layer;
roofing granules on a majority of the bitumen layer, such that an exposed portion of the bitumen layer does not have the roofing
granules; and

particles on the exposed portion of the bitumen layer in an amount of 0.02 g/in2 to 0.2 g/in2, wherein the particles are smaller in average size than the roofing granules and the particles have a solar reflectance of
greater than 10% and not greater than 45%, wherein a major surface of the roofing product has a ?E* of less than 3.0 compared
to an analogous major surface of a roofing product lacking particles, wherein the roofing granules are on about 80% to 95%
of the bitumen layer, and the particles cover substantially all of the exposed portion of the bitumen layer, wherein two of
the roofing granules are separated by a nominal distance w1 and the particles are applied between the two roofing granules at a distance w2, wherein w2>w1, wherein the particles and the roofing granules are disposed in the bitumen layer at a press distance wp and w2>wp>w1, and wherein the particles comprise a different material than the roofing granules.

US Pat. No. 9,617,412

FOAM, COMPOSITION, AND METHOD

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of producing a foam comprising providing a composition consisting of an epoxy-containing compound, a cationic
catalyst consisting of a superacid, a BF3 dihydrate complex, a phosphoric acid derivative, or combination thereof, an optional blowing agent, and least one of a surfactant,
a flame retardant, a catalyst carrier, or a co-reactant consisting of a diol, a glycerin, or a combination thereof, and combining
the epoxy containing compound with the cationic catalyst, the optional blowing agent, and the least one of a surfactant, a
flame retardant, a catalyst carrier, or a co-reactant consisting of a diol, a glycerin, or a combination thereof, wherein
the epoxy-containing compound and the cationic catalyst react to polymerize the epoxy-containing compound to provide an epoxy
matrix and an isocyanate free foam; the foam having a density from about 0.3 lbs/ft3 to about 5.0 lbs/ft3 as measured by ASTM D1622.

US Pat. No. 9,945,124

SHINGLE UNDERLAYMENT SYSTEM INCLUDING A BUILT-IN DRIP EDGE

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A shingle underlayment system, the system comprising:a shingle underlayment roll comprising:
a waterproofing shingle underlayment comprising a top surface and an adhesive bottom surface;
a built-in drip edge member comprising an in-roof portion and an overhang portion, the in-roof portion integrally affixed to the top surface of the waterproofing shingle underlayment; and
one or more adhesive sealing strips located above the in-roof portion of the drip edge member on the top surface of the waterproofing shingle underlayment,
wherein the shingle underlayment roll is installed by unrolling the shingle underlayment roll along a roof edge with the adhesive bottom surface of the waterproofing shingle underlayment facing toward the roof edge.

US Pat. No. 9,909,316

THIN FILMS WITH HIGH NEAR-INFRARED REFLECTIVITY DEPOSITED ON BUILDING MATERIALS

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of fabricating a building material, comprising:
applying a plasma to an opaque substrate so as to give rise to a treated region of the substrate;
applying a fluid film-forming material to the treated region of the substrate;
curing the fluid film-forming material so as to give rise to a thin film; and
forming the building material comprising the thin film surmounting the treated region of the substrate,
wherein the thin film has a thickness in a range of about 5 nm to about 10 nm;
wherein the substrate comprises an asphalt shingle, a roofing membrane, a ceramic roofing tile, painted metal coil stock,
a metal shake, a concrete roofing tile, a wood shake, a slate roofing tile, a siding material, a fencing material, a rail
material, or a decking material; and

wherein the thin film (a) transmits from about 25% to about 80% of radiation having a wavelength of between about 300 nm and
about 700 nm, and (b) reflects from about 25% to about 60% of radiation having a wavelength of between about 700 nm and about
2500 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,884,443

SYSTEM, METHOD AND ARTICLE FOR SIDING CORNER

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. An injection molded product, comprising:
a corner shingle resembling a single course of tiles that differ in size, the corner shingle comprising a semi-crystalline
thermoplastic and having a wood grain direction;

streaks in the corner shingle that are substantially parallel to the wood grain direction;
the streaks extend through an interior of the corner shingle and appear as contrasting streaks on an exterior of the corner
shingle to form a variegated wood grain appearance; and

an injection molded vestige in the corner shingle, the injection molded vestige is located adjacent to a perimeter of the
corner shingle, and the injection molded vestige comprises the location at which material entered an injection mold through
a gate.

US Pat. No. 9,840,845

BUILDING PRODUCT INCLUDING A METAL CARBONATE AND A PROCESS OF FORMING THE SAME

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A building product comprising:
a first layer having a first material;
a second layer having a second material and a third material; and
an outer surface, wherein:
the first material is different from the second material;
an inner surface of the first layer contacts the second material and the third material, and an outer surface of the first
layer defines a majority of the outer surface of the building product;

the second material comprises a metal element;
the third material forms a portion of the outer surface and comprises a metal carbonate including the metal element.

US Pat. No. 9,786,802

PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING PANELS, PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING ASSEMBLIES, AND ROOFS USING THEM

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A photovoltaic roofing panel having a top surface and a bottom surface, the roofing panel comprising:
a roofing panel substrate consisting of a unitary sheet of rigid material, the roofing panel substrate having a top surface
and a bottom surface; and

at least six discrete photovoltaic elements affixed to the roofing panel substrate with their photovoltaically-active areas
exposed at the top surface of the roofing panel, the photovoltaic elements being electrically interconnected with one another
by wiring disposed beneath the roofing panel substrate,

wherein the top surface of the roofing panel substrate is formed with a three-dimensional surface relief to appear as a two
dimensional array of roofing shingles, tiles, slates or shakes,

wherein the number of photovoltaic elements is the same as the number of array elements of the three-dimensional surface relief,
wherein each photovoltaic element is disposed in registration with a different one of the array elements of the three-dimensional
surface relief, and

wherein the bottom surface of the roofing panel substrate substantially follows the contour of the three-dimensional surface
relief of the top surface of the roofing panel substrate thereby forming a void space, and wherein the wiring is disposed
in the void space along the bottom surface of the roofing panel substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,125,495

ROOF COVERING MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A method of manufacturing roof covering material comprising the steps of:(a) providing a substrate having a first upper surface and a first lower surface;
(b) applying a bituminous material coating on at least the first upper surface of the substrate;
(c) applying a layer of granules at least partially embedded in said bituminous material coating to present thereon a second upper surface;
(d) adhering a discontinuous top layer to the second upper surface; and
further including the step of chemically treating the second upper surface prior to the adhering step of clause (d), to pre-treat the second upper surface for selective adherence of the discontinuous top layer to only some portions of the area of the second upper layer.

US Pat. No. 9,840,846

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THERMAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN A ROOF

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A roof product, comprising:
a thermal heat storage layer that stores solar heat during a heating cycle, and that has a thermal emittance that re-radiates
stored heat during a cooling cycle, wherein the thermal heat storage layer comprises a heat capacity of great than 100 kJ/kg;

a vent layer having channels to transfer excess heat through an entire axial length of the roof product from a top edge of
the roof product to a bottom edge of the roof product; and

a flame retardant to suppress fire through the vent layer;
wherein the thermal heat storage layer and the vent layer are combined together in a single layer having a first boundary
and a second boundary, and each of the thermal heat storage layer and the vent layer extend to both the first boundary and
the second boundary; and

wherein the thermal heat storage layer, vent layer and flame retardant form a unitary structure comprising the roof product.

US Pat. No. 9,732,522

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ATTIC RAFTER EXTENSION FOR STORAGE

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A system for attic storage in an attic having attic joists, the system comprising:
a plurality of support structures, each having a base, wherein each of the bases comprises a top, a bottom, a front, a rear
and sides, a first top slot formed in the top and extending at least partially between the front and the rear, a second top
slot formed in the top and extending at least partially between the sides, and a bottom slot formed in the bottom;

at least two studs extending between adjacent said bases; and
a plurality of panels mounted to at least one of the bases and the studs;
wherein the bottom slot of each said base receives a respective said attic joist.

US Pat. No. 9,874,017

ROLL STARTER ROOFING PRODUCT WITH REINFORCEMENT COMPONENT

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A roll starter roofing product, the product comprising:
a starter sheet for underlying one or more overlaying roofing products, the starter sheet comprising:
an adhesive portion operable to be adhesively applied to a roof deck surface upon installation of the starter sheet,
an overhanging portion extending over an edge of the roof deck surface upon installation of the starter sheet, and
a visual indicator printed on an upper surface of the starter sheet facilitating alignment of an in-roof side of the overhanging
portion of the starter sheet with the edge of the roof deck surface; and

a reinforcement component applied to the overhanging portion of the starter sheet and operable to resist bending of the overhanging
portion in a direction transverse to the edge of the roof deck surface upon installation of the starter sheet, wherein the
reinforcement component comprises one or more of: an additional starter sheet laminated to an upper surface of the starter
sheet, and multiple layers of granules applied to the starter sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,869,098

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURED BUILDING PANEL

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A panel, comprising:
a body having a front, back, top, bottom and side walls, and an interior volume located between the front, back, top, bottom
and side walls; and

an insert having an interior portion embedded within the interior volume of the body, and an exterior portion extending from
the interior portion to an exterior of the body, wherein the exterior portion comprises a fastener hem and a plurality of
stand-offs protruding from the body, wherein a back of the fastener hem and backs of the stand-offs are co-planar,

wherein a first stand-off is located near a top of the body, a second stand-off is located near a bottom of the body, and
the insert connects the first stand-off to the second stand-off,

wherein the insert comprises a curved portion extending from the insert adjacent the fastening hem,
wherein at least some of the stand-offs are connected directly to each other inside the interior volume of the body by the
interior portion, and at least some of the stand-offs are independent and detached from each other on the exterior of the
body; and

the fastener hem and the stand-offs are configured to directly contact a mounting wall to provide a rainscreen between the
panel and the mounting wall.

US Pat. No. 9,689,164

MODULAR ROOF PANEL WITH INTEGRATED DRAINAGE SYSTEM

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. An interlocking roofing panel system for a roof structure, the interlocking roofing panel system comprising:
a plurality of roofing panels, each of the plurality of roofing panels including first and second side edges and a drain channel,
wherein each of the plurality of roofing panels defines a relief;

a first laterally adjacent roof panel of the plurality of roofing panels; and
a second laterally adjacent roof panel of the plurality of roofing panels, wherein the second laterally adjacent roof panel
is selectively disposed over at least a portion of the drain channel of the first laterally adjacent roof panel, and wherein
engagement of one of the first and second side edges of the first laterally adjacent roof panel with the second laterally
adjacent roof panel defines a seam between the first and second laterally adjacent roof panels, wherein at least a portion
of the seam cooperatively includes a portion of each relief of the first and second laterally adjacent roof panels.

US Pat. No. 9,998,067

PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A roof including conventional shingle material, and shingles comprising at least one photovoltaic module comprising a photovoltaic element having an upper surface, an encapsulant resin layer over the upper surface of the photovoltaic element, and a decorative overlay positioned above the upper surface of the photovoltaic element, the overlay being substantially transmissive of near infrared radiation and infrared radiation, the decorative overlay simulating the appearance of the conventional roofing shingle material, the decorative overlay being positioned under the encapsulant resin layer.
US Pat. No. 9,914,839

STAIN REPELLENT AND VOC ELIMINATING COATINGS AND USE THEREOF

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A coating dispersion, the coating dispersion comprising:
water;
titanium dioxide;
calcium carbonate;
calcined aluminum silicate;
acrylic polymers present at an amount not greater than 20 wt % of the coating;
a dihydrazide; and
a fluoroalkyl polymer present at an amount of 0.1 wt % to 5 wt % of the coating, wherein the fluoroalkyl polymer includes
a fluoroalkyl methacrylate copolymer.

US Pat. No. 9,765,513

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CORNER SIDING

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A corner siding product, comprising:
a plurality of panels, each comprising a front face with a simulated pattern, a length extending in a longitudinal or x-direction,
a width extending in a lateral or y-direction, a depth extending in a transverse or z-direction, and a living hinge contiguous
with and generally extending in the lateral direction between the panels along side edges thereof;

the corner siding product has an uninstalled configuration wherein it is substantially planar, and an installed configuration
wherein the living hinge permits the panels to be non-planar relative to each other, such that they are complementary in shape
to a corner of a building;

wherein the living hinge has a thickness that is less than a panel wall thickness in the z-direction; and
further wherein the living hinge comprising a hinge body and hinge sides on opposite sides of the hinge body, the hinge body
has the hinge body thickness, and the hinge body thickness is greater than a hinge side thickness in the z-direction.

US Pat. No. 9,755,573

PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING ELEMENTS AND PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING SYSTEMS

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A photovoltaic roofing system disposed on a roof deck having a top end and a bottom end, the photovoltaic roofing system
comprising:
a plurality of photovoltaic roofing elements each comprising
a rigid frame structure having an upward-facing surface and a downward-facing surface having a top end and a bottom end, the
rigid frame structure having an attachment zone and an exposure zone, with the exposure zone disposed toward the bottom end
of the rigid frame structure, and the attachment zone disposed toward the top end of the rigid frame structure, wherein the
bottom end of the attachment zone is separated from the top end of the exposure zone by a first raised sidewall extending
from the upward facing surface of the rigid frame structure; and

one or more photovoltaic elements held in the exposure zone of the rigid frame structure,
the photovoltaic roofing elements being contiguously disposed on the roof deck, the contiguously-disposed photovoltaic elements
together having a top edge facing the top end of the roof deck, a bottom edge facing the bottom end of the roof deck, and
two side edges, the photovoltaic roofing elements including sidelap portions that interlock to provide water drainage channels;

a plurality of roofing elements disposed adjacent the contiguously-disposed photovoltaic roofing elements, along their side
edges; and

side flashing elements disposed along the side edges of the contiguously-disposed photovoltaic roofing elements, the side
flashing elements having a cross-sectional shape comprising a vertically-extending feature and a flange extending away from
a lateral side at the downward end of the vertically-extending feature, with the flange facing away from the contiguously-disposed
photovoltaic roofing elements and being at least partially disposed between a roofing element and the roof deck, the vertically-extending
feature including a matched interlocking geometry that interlocks with a sidelap portion of an adjacent photovoltaic roofing
element.

US Pat. No. 9,695,592

ROOFING COMPOSITE INCLUDING DESSICANT AND METHOD OF THERMAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF A ROOF BY REVERSIBLE SORPTION AND DESORPTION OF MOISTURE

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of managing thermal energy in a roof of a building, comprising:
providing a roof having a roof deck, a roof barrier and a roof product with a desiccant located between the roof deck and
roof barrier, wherein the desiccant is disposed in an open structure with surface area within the roof product to readily
allow moisture transfer, further wherein the roof product comprises an upper radiant barrier and a lower moisture barrier,
such that the roof product comprises the only material located between the roof deck and the roof barrier;

ventilating the roof product with air having humidity, wherein the air reversibly transports moisture to and from the desiccant;
reversibly adsorbing moisture from the air with the desiccant and releasing thermal energy into the building during a cooling
cycle;

reversibly releasing moisture with the desiccant and absorbing thermal energy during a heating cycle; and
effecting thermal management of the roof by releasing and absorbing thermal energy with the desiccant.

US Pat. No. 10,208,482

SINGLE PANEL SIDING PRODUCT

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A siding product, comprising:a panel comprising a polymer and a substantially rectangular structure having a simulated pattern on a front face thereof, a hollow back with ribs in a longitudinal direction and substantially co-planar with a perimeter edge of the panel, none of the ribs extend in a lateral direction, the panel also having a hollow back depth that tapers down from a maximum hollow back depth at a lower longitudinal end to a minimum hollow back depth at an upper longitudinal end, wherein the hollow back comprises a pad protruding therefrom, the pad having a thickness and a plurality of short ribs extending from the pad, wherein each short rib has a depth extending in a same direction as a thickness of the pad and a combination of the depth of the short rib and the thickness of the pad is approximately equal to a depth of the hollow back such that the short ribs are substantially co-planar with the perimeter edge of the panel; and
the panel comprises a single shake configuration that does not simulate more than one shake or more than one course of siding.

US Pat. No. 9,670,677

ROOFING GRANULE INCLUDING A BASE PARTICLE AND A LAYER COVERING THE BASE PARTICLE, A PROCESS OF FORMING THE SAME, AND A ROOFING PRODUCT INCLUDING THE ROOFING GRANULE

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A roofing granule comprising:
a base particle having an unreacted base material, the base particle having an average diameter of up to approximately 2.4
mm; and

a first layer covering the base particle of the roofing granule, wherein:
the first layer has a first material and a second material that includes a metal carbonate;
the first and second materials include a same metal element; and
the unreacted base material is different from the first material, wherein the base particle has an open porosity not greater
than 50% of an open porosity of the first layer, wherein the first and the second materials have a D90 particle size of at least 0.7 microns and the base material has an average particle size not greater than 90% of the average
particle size of the first and second materials.

US Pat. No. 10,214,908

ROOFING PRODUCT INCLUDING A HEATER

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A roofing product, comprising:a polymeric substrate;
an adhesive layer overlying the substrate;
a release liner overlying the adhesive layer;
a first heater and a second heater; and
a metal hinge at least partially embedded within the substrate along a centerline of the roofing product, and
wherein the first heater is located on a principal surface of the substrate on a first side of the hinge,
wherein the second heater is located on a principal surface of the substrate on a second side of the hinge,
wherein the first and second heaters comprise heating elements,
wherein the heating elements comprise bus bars extending parallel to the centerline, and wherein the hinge is configured to allow the roofing product to be folded along the hinge to fit into a valley on a roof.

US Pat. No. 10,217,242

SYSTEM FOR VISUALIZATION OF A BUILDING MATERIAL

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A system comprising a logic element, a user interface, and a storage element across multiple computer systems, adapted to perform operations comprising:visualizing of a building material on a color calibrated photograph of a building, and
providing a rendered image of the building material on the color calibrated photograph of the building, the rendered image having a color accuracy, ?E, as measured according to a Color Test, of less than 10 and the rendered image having a shadow accuracy as measured according to a Shadowing Test, of at least 75%, wherein the Shadowing Test compares a shadow fidelity of the rendered image to the color calibrated photograph at least partially based on luminance angle and intensity and wherein one or more rendered shadows are measured for accuracy of size and luminance.
US Pat. No. 10,119,004

FOAM, COMPOSITION, AND METHOD

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A foam composition consisting of a resin matrix, wherein the resin matrix consists of an epoxy-containing compound; a cationic catalyst consisting of a superacid, a BF3 complex, a phosphoric acid derivative, or combination thereof; an optional blowing agent; and at least one additive; wherein the composition is free of an isocyanate compound, the foam having a density from about 0.3 lbs/ft3 to about 5.0 lbs/ft3 as measured by ASTM D1622.

US Pat. No. 10,094,115

ROOFING GRANULES COMPRISING SINTERED BASE PARTICLES

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A process of forming roofing granules comprising:providing sintered base particles, wherein the sintered base particles have a surface morphology that is porous; and
forming a coating along an outside diameter of the base particles, wherein the coating has a depth of penetration into an outside surface of at least about 0.5% of an average radius of the base particles.

US Pat. No. 10,214,449

COATING COMPOSITIONS FOR ROOFING GRANULES, DARK COLORED ROOFING GRANULES WITH INCREASED SOLAR HEAT REFLECTANCE, SOLAR HEAT-REFLECTIVE SHINGLES AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A plurality of dark-colored roofing granules, each of the dark-colored roofing granules comprising:an inert base particle; and
a cured coating disposed about the inert base particle, the cured coating being a reaction product of a coating composition comprising:
an alkali metal silicate;
at least one non-clay latent heat reactant; and
at least one inorganic solar heat-reflective pigment, each of the at least one inorganic solar heat-reflective pigments having an L* less than 30 and a solar reflectance greater than 20 percent, and wherein the coating composition comprises at least about 5 percent to 25 percent of the at least one solar heat-reflective pigment,
wherein
the plurality of dark-colored roofing granules has an L* less than 30 and a solar reflectance greater than 20, and
wherein each of the dark-colored roofing granules lacks a light-colored base coat disposed between the inert base particle and the cured coating.
US Pat. No. 10,167,627

BUILDING ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A WEATHER RESISTANT BARRIER, A SHEET FOR USE AS A WEATHER RESISTANT BARRIER, A LIQUID COATING COMPOSITION AND METHODS OF MAKING THE FOREGOING

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A building assembly comprising a building substrate and a weather resistive barrier (WRB), the WRB having a water vapor permeability that decreases with increasing temperature in a temperature range from 5° C. to 60° C. at 75% relative humidity (RH).

US Pat. No. 10,053,865

SOLAR HEAT RESPONSIVE EXTERIOR SURFACE COVERING

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. An exterior surface covering comprising:(a) an outer layer having a transmission coefficient of at least 50 percent for electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength range from 700 nanometers to 2500 nanometers; and
(b) an inner layer having a reflectance for electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength range from 700 nanometers to 2500 nanometers, the reflectance being dependent on a variable parameter, the reflectance varying by a factor of at least 0.5 as the parameter is varied over a predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 10,246,879

ROOFING GRANULES WITH HIGH SOLAR REFLECTANCE, ROOFING PRODUCTS WITH HIGH SOLAR REFLECTANCE, AND PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A process for preparing solar reflective roofing granules, the process comprising:(a) providing an inorganic binder and inert mineral particles to form a mixture;
(b) forming the mixture into uncured granule bodies having an exterior surface;
(c) adhering solar reflective particles only at or proximate to the exterior surface of the uncured granule bodies; and
(d) firing the binder to provide the solar reflective roofing granules having the solar reflective particles only at or proximate to the exterior surfaces thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,309,111

ROOFING GRANULES WITH IMPROVED LUSTER, ROOFING PRODUCTS INCLUDING SUCH GRANULES, AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A process for producing roofing granules having a cured coating layer, the process comprising:(a) providing base particles;
(b) providing a coating composition comprising an inorganic sol material and at least one synthetic organic colorant, the at least one synthetic organic colorant being selected to provide a cured coating layer having an L* of less than 30;
(c) applying the coating composition to the base particles to form a coating layer on the base particles; and
(d) curing the coating layer at a temperature less than 200 degrees Celsius.

US Pat. No. 10,245,816

SOLAR HEAT REFLECTIVE ROOFING MEMBRANE AND PROCESS FOR MAKING THE SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A process for preparing a roofing membrane with solar heat-reflectance, the process comprising:laminating a tie-layer to a bituminous base sheet to form an intermediate sheet, the bituminous base sheet comprising a continuous substrate sheet of fibrous material, the continuous substrate sheet being saturated with a bituminous material and coated on at least one side with a bituminous material;
depositing a solar heat-reflective polymeric coating composition directly on the intermediate sheet;
curing the solar heat-reflective polymeric coating composition to form a solar heat-reflective coating; and
depositing an upper coating composition directly on the solar heat-reflective coating to form an upper coating layer;
wherein the tie-layer is laminated to the bituminous base sheet by heating the surface of the base sheet to above the softening temperature of the bituminous material, and adhering the tie-layer to the base sheet by contacting the base sheet with the tie-layer and permitting the bituminous material to partially saturate the tie-layer.