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

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15144482

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The present invention relates more particularly to improved flashings for use in integrating specialized roof-mounted structures, such as photovoltaic devices for the generation of electrical energy, with conventional roofing materials on a roof. In one aspect, the invention provides a 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 side 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.

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CERTAINTEED CORPORATION20 MOORES ROAD MALVERN PA 19355

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Duarte, Robin M Newcastle, US 3 5
Fisher, Christopher C Philadelphia, US 12 65

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