Systems & Accessories

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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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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Why is ventilation important? Proper ventilation reduces moisture build-up in your home The average family of four generates approximately 2 to 4 gallons of water vapor each day through activities such as breathing, perspiration, showering, cooking and dishwashing. When moisture vapor remains in a colder/dryer attic, it

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Sealants: The Magic Touch

Shingle Sealants Bond Your Roof Together With ever increasing performance expectations for asphalt shingles designed to withstand high winds and heavy rains, manufacturers have responded by producing increasingly higher-performing shingles. When properly installed, asphalt shingles are manufactured to bond securely to each other, forming an integrated roof-covering

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Photovoltaic Systems and Low-slope Commercial Roofs

Introduction The push toward sustainable building practices has led design professionals to look at roofs as more than just the waterproofing element. They view the roof as space for renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic (PV) systems. While PV systems can offer benefits to both the environment

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Self-Adhesive Modified Bituminous Roofing Membranes

Modified bituminous roof membranes continue to be popular option for low-sloped roofs due to their proven performance. Historically these products have been torch-applied, mop-applied using hot asphalt (SBS only), or applied with solvent-based adhesives. Self-adhesive membranes combine the performance of proven modified bituminous waterproofing compounds with a

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Effects of Roof Color and Solar Reflectance on the Accumulation of Moisture in Roof Systems

Introduction: Moisture content within a roofing assembly may fluctuate significantly over the life of the roof depending on a variety of factors including, but not limited to: moisture in the existing roof assembly at time of installation; interior and exterior temperatures; interior and exterior humidity conditions; deck

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Photovoltaic Systems and Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Introduction Photovoltaic (PV) systems convert sunlight into electricity. These systems have been successfully installed on residential asphalt shingle roofs for many years. The two common attachment methods are rack-mounted and roofintegrated: The latter method is sometimes referred to as building integrated photovoltaics. Framed rigid PV panels/modules are commonly mounted on

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Steep Slope Cool Roofing Systems Increase Energy Efficiency

Asphaltic steep-slope roofs with solar reflectance provide energy efficiency and sustainability Washington, DC – In an ongoing effort to reduce energy consumption and increase the overall performance of buildings, asphalt shingle manufacturers are now implementing more effective ways to produce steep-slope solutions for today’s energy requirements without

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Washington, DC 20045
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