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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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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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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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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