The Architect’s Guide to Resiliency

Posted by Steve Kuhel on Jun 5, 2020 1:46:17 PM

Building owners rely on architects to bring their vision of the commercial space to life, design buildings to code and oversee project construction to ensure their vision is being realized. In this role as trusted advisor, an architect must understand the purpose of the structure as well as the importance of that purpose.

From an ownership perspective, the highest priority is a roofing system that is resilient in terms of being durable (regardless of circumstance) and long lasting —while also maintaining the delicate of balance of a budget appropriate life-cycle-cost for the system. In this article, we’ll explore the following topics:
What is resilient roofing?

  • What is resilient roofing?
  • How to talk to building owners
  • Protecting their investments
  • Design and color questions
  • The crucial role of trusted advisor
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Resilient Roofs: What They Are and Why They Are Important

Posted by Steve Kuhel on May 19, 2020 11:37:17 AM

Resiliency. It’s a term you’re likely to hear more and more these days as it pertains to businesses and building solutions. But now it’s time to ask the key questions:

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How a Resilient Roof Protects Against Food Contamination

Posted by Mario Ibanez on May 11, 2020 3:30:28 PM

The food processing industry is like no other. As such, it brings challenges not found elsewhere, especially when it comes to the facility’s roofing system. When contamination is not an option, food processing facilities need to protect their investments—now and for years to come.

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Why Very Severe Hail Is Important for Building Owners

Posted by Chris Meyer on Jan 31, 2020 1:58:30 PM

Your roof is your first line of defense against severe weather, especially Very Severe Hail. In 2017, a single hailstorm battered the city of Denver with tennis- and baseball-sized hailstones, resulting in $2.3 billion in losses, Colorado’s costliest natural disaster on record.  Choosing the right roof system could be the difference between shutting your business down or weathering the storm.

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Project Profile: Food Processing Facility in Ontario, Canada

Posted by John Francis on Jan 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

A food manufacturing facility in Ontario, Canada, had a 6-year-old thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roof that was in drastic need of replacement. The roof of the facility was pushed to its limits with rooftop equipment, long snowy winters, and, most importantly, foot traffic from maintenance crews.

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Project Profile: Crown Coliseum

Posted by Terry Anderson on Jan 9, 2020 3:48:47 PM

Since its construction in 1997, the 10,880-seat Crown Coliseum has been the heart of entertainment in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Twenty-two years after its construction, its owners, the Cumberland County Civic Center Commission, needed to replace its original PVC membrane roof, which was showing signs of age and fading.

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What Is a Roof Cover Board and Why Is It Important?

Posted by Chris Meyer on Aug 21, 2019 10:20:48 AM

Installing a new roof system is an investment in the protection of your building, business, and people. It’s your goal to create a commercial roof system with the durability to stand up to mechanical, natural, and human-made wear and tear.

In this article, we will review what a roof cover board is, common types of roof cover boards, and the performance attributes they can bring to your roof system.

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Top 4 Considerations When Replacing Your Roof [Infographic]

Posted by FiberTite Roofing Representative on Aug 1, 2019 12:03:11 PM

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. 

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Commercial Roof Insulation: Why Is It Important?

Posted by Chris Meyer on Jul 24, 2019 8:47:39 AM

Membrane roofing systems are just that — systems. The membrane is critically important, but so are other components like fasteners, vapor barriers, and especially the insulation.

Designers and installers should not overlook proper commercial roof insulation because the right choice will save on energy costs and how it’s installed could affect the life of a roof.

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How Solar Panels Impact Your Commercial Roof System [Infographic]

Posted by FiberTite Roofing Representative on Jul 1, 2019 8:59:00 AM

With the need for sustainable energy ever growing, some people turn to solar panels as a potential solution. The overall impact of these solar array systems needs to be taken into consideration; this includes more than just potential cost savings. If the proper steps are not taken, solar panels can negatively impact the performance of your roofing system as well as your wallet.

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