Oct 5, 2011

GREENBUILD 2011: Roof hatch designed for energy efficiency

The cover features a specially designed EPDM finger-type gasket that ensures a positive seal with the curb to reduce air permeability and ensure energy performance. 

Sep 27, 2011

Steel Joist Institute announces October webinar on Open Web Steel Joists

Webinar participants can earn 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 PDHs.

Sep 12, 2011

Putting a stamp on USPS's first green roof

The Morgan Building roof totals 150,000-sf. In addition to a vegetated green roof, other roof areas were upgraded and included 55,000-sf of reflective concrete pavers and ballast, which were also placed over a Sarnafil waterproofing membrane, and 40,000-sf of EnergySmart Roof—a reflective, energy-efficient vinyl roofing system from Sika Sarnafil.

May 10, 2011

Sika Sarnafil introduces new roofing coating for existing roofs

Sika Sarnafil announced the availability of Sikacoat roof coatings, the latest addition to the company’s roofing product line and an economical solution to extend the life of existing roofing systems until a roof replacement is necessary. The Sikacoat roof coatings can be used over existing single ply roofing membranes, asphalt roof systems or metal roof systems.
Apr 13, 2011

National Roofing Contractors Association revises R-value of polyisocyanurate (ISO) insulation

NRCA has updated their R-value recommendation for polyisocyanurate roof insulation with the publication of the 2011 The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems.
Mar 8, 2011

Real estate investors lose over $2.6B annually in roof system value

CRS Roof Consultants, a leading independent roof consulting firm and authority on commercial roof system Investments, reports that property owners will be loosing between $2.6 and $5.6 billion annually in roof system value by the year 2014.

Mar 7, 2011

Sika Sarnafil announces 2010 roofing Contractor Project of the Year winners

Sika Sarnafil announced winners of its 2010 Contractor Project of the Year Competition. Twelve contractors were recognized for outstanding workmanship in completing a project using a Sika Sarnafil thermoplastic membrane for roofing or waterproofing applications.  A winner and two finalists were chosen from each of four different categories: Low Slope, Steep Slope, Waterproofing and Sustainability.

Feb 15, 2011

Largest roofing recycling project in North America completed by Sika Sarnafil

Sika Sarnafil completed the largest vinyl roofing recycling project in North America last July at a General Motors Customer Care & Aftersales building in Lansing, Michigan. The project involved the reroofing of 475,000 sq. ft. of roof, nearly 1 million sq. ft. of recycled vinyl roofing membrane, and was conducted in two phases over a two-year period.
Feb 14, 2011

Sustainable Roofing: A Whole-Building Approach

According to sustainability experts, the first step toward designing an energy-efficient roofing system is to see roof materials and systems as an integral component of the enclosure and the building as a whole. Earn 1.0 AIA/CES learning units by studying this article and successfully completing the online exam.

Jan 28, 2011

Firestone Building Products Unveils FirestoneRoof Mobile Web App

Firestone Building Products Company unveiled FirestoneRoof, a first-of-its-kind free mobile web app. The FirestoneRoof mobile web app enables customers to instantly connect with Firestone commercial roofing experts and is designed to make it easier for building owners, facility managers, roofing consultants and others charged with maintaining commercial roofing systems to get the support they need, when they need it.