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Omaha Veteran Receives New Roof Installed by Xcel Roofing

Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project Gives Back to U.S. Military Veterans
Omaha, NE – October 11, 2018

Owens Corning Platinum Contractors are working with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha to provide a new roof to a local veteran in need as part of the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project. James L. Buchholz, a U.S. veteran, will receive a new roof on Thursday, October 18, from Xcel Roofing, an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Contractor. This nationwide effort is a way to show gratitude and honor the veterans who served our country and the families who support them.
“Beyond the products and services that Xcel Roofing has to offer, there’s a love of helping people and a strong sense of community partnership that truly defines our company’s identity,” said Jim Harding, co-owner of Xcel Roofing. “It’s what drives us to participate in improving our community – and it’s what drove us to jump at the opportunity to help James.” Owens Corning Roofing and its network of independent Platinum Contractors, along with support from the Owens Corning Foundation, are donating roofing materials and labor to replace roofing shingles on the homes of military veterans and their families throughout the
country. Through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, James L. Buchholz was selected and approved as the recipient for the roof replacement.
“It’s through amazing partnerships like this one that we’re able to help so many people and make a big impact here in Omaha,” said Amanda Brewer, Chief Executive Officer at Habitat for Humanity of Omaha. “We’re proud to work together with Owens Corning and Xcel Roofing to help provide James with a more stable future.”
For more information on the Roof Deployment Project, or to learn more about how you can get involved, visit

Xcel Roofing Expands Operations to Arizona

In October, Xcel Roofing announced their expansion into the Phoenix, AZ market. Xcel Roofing has had major growth in the Midwest within the last year alone, and their team is excited to begin serving clients in down in the Southwest! With the addition of Arizona, Xcel Roofing is now in nine different markets across seven states.

Xcel Roofing, a 2018 BBB Integrity Award winner in Omaha, has been provided customers with quality products and services for their residential and commercial properties for nearly 30 years. Services include replacement and repair of roofing, siding, windows, and gutters. Xcel Roofing is proud to be partnering with customers and improving communities in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Minnesota, and now Arizona.

Xcel Roofing uses Owens Corning, a leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Xcel’s systems come with a manufacturer 50-year problem-free performance and 5-year labor warranty. For more information, contact Paula Paula Wilcher at (402) 359-3300 /, or go online to

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Understanding Class A Fire Ratings

From the Tech Team: Introducing SOLARHIDE

Solarhide-picThe DaVinci Roofscapes Technical Team is excited to share that we have completed the certification process that will allow us to offer ONE underlayment to achieve a Class A Fire Rating with ALL of our products! Yes, you heard that right! Previously, each product had its own requirements which could be cumbersome and difficult to remember, but just one layer of SOLARHIDE� will do the trick across all of our product lines!

Made from raw materials, SOLARHIDE is produced with woven and non-woven fabrics as well as pure aluminum. According to Wayne Foster, VP Sales and Marketing for Eco Chief who distributes this product, SOLARHIDE is designed to act as a radiant barrier, that can reflect up to 97% of the radiant heat it encounters. The durable underlayment is 100 percent recyclable and exceeds Miami-Dade specifications. The rip-resistant SOLARHIDE product is now available from DaVinci Roofscapes in a 10 square roll (48 inches wide by 250 feet long) with 25 rolls per pallet.

The cool thing is, this energy saving underlayment can be installed with either the shiny side up or shiny side down. Shiny side down creates a more walkable surface and help keep your customer�s attic cool, and shiny side up will provide optimal performance as far as solar reflection.