Atlas Roofing Earns a Money-Saving Product Award by BUILDINGS Magazine


Atlas Gemini™ Pre-Cut Cricket Recognized as a Top Money-Saving Product by

ATLANTA – June 6, 2018 – Atlas® Roofing Corporation was honored today as a 2018 Money-Saving Product winner. The Atlas Gemini Pre-Cut Cricket, the industry’s first pre-cut cricket, was selected as one of an elite group of products showcased in the June 2018 issue of BUILDINGS magazine.

BUILDINGS recognizes innovative and budget-friendly products each year for its network of more than 75,000 building owners and facility managers. After reviewing more than 100 submissions, the selection committee named Atlas’ Gemini Pre-Cut Cricket one of an elite group of award-winning products. Finalists were evaluated by the BUILDINGS editorial staff for the money-saving qualities they offer to building owners and facility managers in areas such as energy efficiency, water savings and maintenance.

“Winning a Money-Saving Product Award is a great distinction, because we’re deeply committed to delivering high quality products at an exceptional value for our customers,” said Shaun Kerschen, Director of Private Label and Tapered Services of Atlas Roofing Corporation. “Since first developing the Gemini Pre-Cut Cricket, we’ve been pleased with continued customer interest and product performance. This award is yet another validation of the innovative and budget-conscious design that our Gemini products offer.”

Product Cost Efficiencies & Long-Term Performance Gains

The Gemini Pre-Cut Cricket is ideal for commercial buildings, including hospitals and schools with less than 1” per foot of roof slope. The dimensionally stable product provides a standardized, pre-fabricated cricket solution with minimal waste. The fast, user-friendly installation and easy integration with pre-cut panels provide tangible efficiencies and savings for roofing contractors and specifiers, including:

  • Design accuracy for proper water drainage
  • Reduced install time, labor costs and material waste

On a recent commercial project, installers were able to cut material waste to 12.1 percent compared to 26.5 percent by using the Gemini Pre-Cut Cricket product. This resulted in $2,811 in cost savings in waste materials alone – not including the installation savings.

First developed in 1998, the Gemini Pre-Cut Cricket provides consistent drainage performance while reducing labor and job site waste. The product is available in ½” per ft. and ¼” per ft. slopes.


Atlas® Roofing Corporation is an innovative, customer-oriented manufacturer of residential and commercial building materials. Atlas has grown from a single roofing shingle manufacturing facility in 1982 into an industry leader with 24 facilities in North America and worldwide product distribution. All Atlas products are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities and shipped worldwide from its network of manufacturing plants and distribution facilities in the United States and Canada. Atlas Roofing Corporation is made up of four major divisions: Roof & Wall Insulation, Shingles & Underlayments, Expanded Polystyrene and Web Technologies. See more at:


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