Unlike low-cost commodity-driven roof systems, a high performance FiberTite roof is part of an overall roofing system that requires a higher level of product knowledge. Even the most experienced FiberTite single-ply roofing contractor can benefit from a refresher course.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) will hold its Annual Conference this year April 27–29 in Orlando, Florida. The AIA Conference on Architecture is the largest gathering of architects and design professionals in the United States and features over 50 unique educational tours throughout Central Florida. Classes and exhibits by nearly 800 leading building product manufacturers will be held at the Orange County Convention Center throughout the three-day conference. This year’s theme—anticipate—is about what it means to anticipate need, challenge and change in architecture and design. Presentations will be offered by industry leaders and explore what’s new and current in the industry. Prior to opening day, several preconference workshops are available beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 26.
Membrane roofs are extremely durable and reliable, but when they leak, it’s often because of something that weighs just a few grams, like a simple sheet metal screw.
In our experience, HVAC service often precedes a leak. That’s because servicing a rooftop HVAC unit requires removing a door to get inside of the unit. The door is held in place by sharp sheet metal screws. HVAC technicians will often drop the old corroded screws and leave them on the roof, reinstalling the door with new screws. As soon as someone steps on those screws, they can create leaks.
One of the great things about meeting with a building owner that has a 20 plus year old FiberTite roof is telling them NOT to replace their old FiberTite roof. We are in the business of selling roofing membrane, and we’re telling them not to buy additional product at that moment. The owner made a great roofing decision decades ago by purchasing our FiberTite membrane that lasts over 30 years.
In the education sector, providing students the opportunity to learn and grow is of utmost importance. Educators, superintendents, school boards and facility maintenance managers are obligated to ensure every student has access to a quality education. But in order to administer that quality education, your district must first have safe and structurally sound facilities.
The 32nd annual RCI International Convention and Trade Show will take place March 16–21, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. RCI, Inc. is an international nonprofit association of professionals who specialize in roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall specification and design. RCI members from all across North America attend this event, and the international presence grows each year.
Since 1979, I’ve been witnessing the amazing evolution of the commercial roof warranty. However, what once was a gesture of reliability between roofing contractor and building owner, has become a crutch that clouds what’s really important – the quality of your roofing system itself.
In the unfortunate – and rare – instance your roofing membrane becomes compromised, it’s crucial you have a game plan in place. And your game plan begins and ends with your roofing membrane’s warranty.
It’s important to read and understand the details contained within your roofing membrane warranty because all warranties are different. Additionally, most will require you to proactively maintain your roof by inspecting it twice a year (both in spring and fall), as well as after any major weather event.
Environmental experts say 2017 will be a year of exciting change and development in the sustainable roofing industry. More than ever, roofing manufacturers and building owners are looking to decrease their carbon footprint, reduce waste and harmful emissions and ultimately, save money in the long-run. In the roofing industry, these cost-saving, energy-efficient roofing systems are referred to as “cool” or “warm.” Traditional sustainable roofs market themselves based on pigmentation: “white” to reflect the sun, “black” to absorb heat and “blue” to capture and store water. Today, much of this has changed as manufacturers are altering coating formulas and the chemical makeup of the membranes to be more eco-friendly. Other than the membrane itself, sustainability processes can originate in the manufacturing and fabrication stages and trickle down all the way to final product installation. This is, however, independent of a manufacturer’s business model and operational processes.