Trial By Fire—Roofing Systems Compared Side-By-Side

Posted by FiberTite on Jan 5, 2018 1:34:18 PM

When it comes to fire protection, not all roofing systems are alike. While all systems must meet certain standards, some materials succumb to flame while others are self-extinguishing. Check out this video to see a lab test on some of the most popular roofing materials used today.

The chart below provides a quick overview of the flame-resistance of various roofing materials. While roofing systems are evaluated and tested as a unit, this look at materials is a good baseline for selecting the best system for your fire prevention needs.

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How Positive Pressure Can Affect Roofing Systems

Posted by Wayne Aills on Dec 20, 2017 11:06:12 AM

As buildings have become more efficient, with improvements in windows, doors and insulation, more roofing systems are being damaged by positive pressure. Simply put, positive pressure is caused by the air input of a HVAC system exceeding a building’s ventilation system’s ability to remove that air.

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The Top 4 Considerations When Replacing Roofing

Posted by Kris Locken on Nov 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Replacing a roof can feel like a daunting task, and with dozens of options between different materials, contractors and systems, the choices can feel overwhelming. Breaking down your priorities and understanding the pros and cons of various systems can make the choice much easier. 

Here we’ll lay out what we most often see as deciding factors for customers who are selecting a roof using a real-life example. 

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How Can You Measure to Predict a Roof’s Design Service Life?

Posted by Jerry Beall on Oct 18, 2017 2:17:29 PM

There’s a lot of emphasis put on the physical properties of a single-ply membrane. This is true even though they seldom directly reflect the overall performance or design service life of the sheet. And all too often these properties are used as a weapon for competitive evaluation or marketing propaganda. But where do these physical properties and their subsequent standardization come from?

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Why You Should Always Follow Adhesive Instructions in Cool Weather Installations

Posted by Josh Baus on Oct 4, 2017 3:27:48 PM

As the cooler weather of fall sets in, it’s a good time to remember that adhesives don’t respond well to cold temperatures. This may slow certain jobs or inhibit adhesive work early in the day, but the consequences of ignoring a manufacturer’s recommendations for application temperatures are severe.

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Webinar: How to Maintain Your Flat Roof and Extend Its Service Life

Posted by FiberTite on Sep 28, 2017 1:31:30 PM

Are you interested in learning more about the most current maintenance recommendations for the six major types of low-sloped roofing systems?

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What Tools are Available for Roof Maintenance?

Posted by Roy Ahrens on Sep 26, 2017 2:00:00 PM

First and foremost, remember that you are the first line of defense when it comes to maintaining your roofing assets. With that being said, I would recommend someone on staff who knows what to look for when inspecting your roof and who also has the knowledge to make a temporary repair before the contractor or manufacturer gets there.  But even before that, check with your warranty for the do’s and don’ts and be sure you have a clear understanding of your responsibilities.

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Protecting Your Assets After the Hurricane

Posted by FiberTite on Sep 15, 2017 4:31:41 PM

The storm has passed and it’s now time to assess the damage.

The Initial Inspection

First, check your building’s envelope. If it’s damaged, you’ll likely need a temporary fix to protect your assets. This is especially true if there has been damage to the roofing system. But be careful when inspecting roof damage—damaged roofs can be very unstable.

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Hurricanes and Your Roof - What You Need to Know

Posted by FiberTite on Sep 9, 2017 2:00:00 PM

While a hurricane may be an impressive sight from outer space, it can be a devastating event  for those in its path on the ground.

When these storms are defined as being a Category 3 or higher on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS), they are considered a major hurricane or tropical cyclone. When we hear major storm system names like Sandy, Wilma or Andrew—and now Harvey and Irma— we’re reminded of the destruction these types of storm systems can inflict upon everything in their paths.

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Journey of a New Salesman in the Roofing Industry

Posted by Bryan Gallo-Malta on Sep 8, 2017 10:59:38 AM

I began in roofing sales after working in FiberTite’s Marketing Department for 3 years. I’ve learned a lot along the way, and I believe I have some insights that might help anyone—whether they’re established in the industry or just getting started.

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