Utah Man Receives Patent for Roof Device that is Safer and Provides for Energy Savings

Terry Anderson, President of TRA-MAGE in American Fork Utah, receives his second patent for a new roof product - The Ridge Riser®.Ridge Riser®

American Fork, UT, December 15, 2011 Most people don't bother to look up at their roof except

to hang their Christmas lights. However, if a piece of roofing
material ever hit you in the face or snow and ice crashed
down on your head, you might look up a little more often. Terry
Anderson, President of TRA-MAGE in American Fork, Utah, is
making it easier to ignore your roof! His creative thinking has
resulted in two patents that offer innovative ways to solve safety
issues while also saving the homeowner money.

Folks who live in warm climates and want to save on energy costs benefit from his latest product
known as a Ridge Riser®. It's a very simple roof concept that enables air to enter at the eave
line of a roof, naturally move upward and vent out at the top of the roof at the ridge. The patenting
process began in 2007 and completed in October, 2011.

Anderson states, "One of my reasons for coming up with this
Ridge Riser® design was because the accepted way to attach
roof tile to a ridge is dangerous. A roofer toe-nails a 2 x 6 or 2 x
8 to the peak of the roof, wraps some black roof paper around
it, then nails the tile to that. In a wind storm that wood and tile
easily blows off. If you're in the vicinity when this happens,
you'd better watch out." The Ridge Riser® has been tested in
Dade County, Florida and passed Wind Uplift tests with flying
colors. It is made of galvanized steel and requires nothing but
nails and a 2 x 2 to create the ideal solution at the ridge.

Besides the safety concern, Anderson's Ridge Riser® saves
both the installer and the homeowner money. It elevates the
ridge board so that there is air movement from the eave all the way up and out through the
ridge. This cools the attic and roof system and extends the life of the underlayment. The
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homeowner saves on his home air conditioning costs because his roof/attic area is cooler due to
the constant venting and he won't have to replace his roof as soon. The installer now only needs
to inventory 2 x 2's instead of multiple lumber dimensions, keeping his cost down and saving the
labor and expense of wrapping underlayment around the wood.

The inventor's other patented product, the "Snow Bracket", is for roofs in cold locations. It too
focuses on roof safety issues. A Snow Bracket keeps snow and ice in place uniformly on the
roof and solves the problem of snow avalanching off and killing someone underneath. Anderson
received that patent on June 6, 2000.

Anderson points out, "You can create a safer roof in a snowy
environment by using both the Ridge Riser® and the Snow
Bracket. The Ridge Riser® helps prevent hot and cold spots
due to the constant movement of air in the roof system which
helps prevent ice dams from building up. The Snow Brackets
keep the snow and ice from falling off and causing damage or
injury."

Terry Anderson will keep looking up at roofs so the rest of us
don't have to.

Anderson is the President of T.R.A.-MAGE, Inc. of American Fork, Utah and specializes in roofing
accessories for sunny and snowy climates and flashing products for tile roofs.

T.R.A.-MAGE, Inc., located in American Fork, Utah, manufactures engineered roof accessory
systems: solar mounting systems for both photovoltaic and thermal applications, roof snow
retention systems including snow guards and snow fences, and roof flashing and ventilation
systems. All product lines are easily installed on nearly any style of roof or roofing material. For
more information call 800-606-8980 or visit our website roof.tra-mage.com

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