BUR Multi-Ply Built-Up Roofing

Why is a built-up roof considered a multi-ply roof? ARMA defines a built-up roofing system as a roof where multiple layers of asphalt alternated with ply sheets (felts) are applied over the roof deck (vapor retarder) and, most often over insulation that is attached to the roof

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Roofing Reflectivity

Roofing and Reflectivity It’s About Saving Energy. There are many options available to help assure that your roof, whether low-slope or steep-slope, reduces energy use and saves you money. In fact, many states are instituting building codes that require roof systems to be energy efficient. There are

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A Whole-System Approach to Low-Slope Roofing

When installing a new roof, commercial property owners must consider the employees, equipment and inventory they are protecting. With many different asphalt roofing products and installation methods available on the market, it is important to understand how to choose the right system and get the most from

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Cold Weather Recommendations for Built-Up Roofing

Introduction Application of any type of bituminous roofing system in cold weather can be achieved successfully if precautions are taken. When roof systems are installed in outdoor temperatures below 50°F, the installer can expect difficulties including but not limited to: maintaining the proper asphalt temperature at the

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Decking Recommendations for Built-Up Roofing and Modified Bitumen Membranes

Introduction The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) recommends that the structural roof deck meet certain minimum requirements to be an acceptable substrate for the specified roofing system. Generally, all decks should be clean, dry, and securely fastened to the building structure with no abrupt level changes exceeding

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Recommendations Regarding Built-Up Roofing Asphalt

Built-Up Roofing (BUR) membranes have been in use in North America for more than 100 years. BUR systems predominately consist of alternating layers of asphalt (bitumen) and fiberglass ply felts that create a very durable water resistant membrane. The number of plies within a cross section of

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Green Roofing Gains from Asphalt Innovation

With the current emphasis on energy and sustainability, the roofing industry has continued to innovate to provide excellent protection for today’s buildings. As a roofing material, asphalt meets these new demands while still delivering on its traditional strengths of high quality, long life cycle and reliability. Thanks

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Green movement; More than a Black & White Issue

No matter what we read today, there is a reference or association to the “green” movement. There is no doubt that the national spot light on the environment will be good for the plant and the nation, but like any complicated issue there is no quick fix.

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Cool Roof in a Hot City

*This article was originally published in Roofing Contractor magazine Whether you’re a roofing contractor, a building owner or even a politician, you’ve probably got one thing on your mind: energy efficiency. As energy costs rise and sustainability issues dominate the media, more and more industries are searching for

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