The Importance of Code-Compliant Roof Edge Systems

Posted by Jody Delle, Metal-Era on May 8, 2018 4:50:48 PM

Reduce Risk and Liability

The edge of every low-slope roof can become the cause of serious waterproofing and roof system failures.

A report referencing insurance industry estimates shows wind-related events result in more than half of all insured disaster losses, which totaled over $300 billion between 1988 and 2007. These instances of roof damage and failure are due to insufficient edge securement. They're representative of the lack of adequate design, detailed roof edge specifications and code enforcement that's prevalent in the industry.

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Single-Ply Roofing Membranes: The Myths and the Facts

Posted by FiberTite on Apr 26, 2018 9:20:16 AM

When identifying today’s most prevalent single-ply membrane roof systems and their appropriate application methodologies, there are a number of myths surrounding durability, energy saving capabilities and condensation concerns. Take a look at the myths below to see what’s real when it comes to single-ply roofing.

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3 Single-Ply Roofing Myths Busted

Posted by FiberTite on Apr 18, 2018 11:05:31 AM

When you were younger, you probably heard that sitting too close to the TV will ruin your eyesight or that drinking coffee will stunt your growth.

As it turns out, these are just myths.

In fact, there are many myths today that don’t hold any truth to them.

There are even myths when it comes to roofing. When identifying today’s most prevalent single-ply membrane roof systems and their appropriate application methodologies, there are a number of misconceptions surrounding the durability, energy-saving capability and condensation concerns of single-ply roofing.

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Don’t Get Burned By the Wrong Roofing Material

Posted by Scott Gipson on Apr 2, 2018 8:39:00 AM

It’s natural that fire is one of the last things we think about when selecting a roofing system. Durability, protection against the elements and toughness often take priority. But when it comes to fire prevention, purchasing the wrong roofing material can be a life-or-death decision.

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Visit FiberTite at the RCI International Convention & Trade Show

Posted by FiberTite on Mar 22, 2018 10:19:26 AM

The 2018 RCI International Convention & Trade Show will be held in Houston, TX at the Marriott Marquis Houston and George R. Brown Convention Center. The convention kicks off Friday, March 23rd and the trade show runs Saturday, March 24th from 3:15 – 7:15 p.m. and Sunday, March 25th from 8:45 a.m. – noon. FiberTite will exhibit again this year. Stop by booth #623 and learn how our 36 mil membrane provides operational security to the world’s most powerful brands.

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There's a New ASTM Test Method That Accurately Quantifies the Content of KEE Roofing Membranes

Posted by Jerry Beall on Mar 7, 2018 5:05:38 PM

ASTM D6754 Standard Specification for Ketone Ethylene Ester (KEE) Based Sheet Roofing was adopted and published in 2002. The standard offered an alternative to PVC thermoplastic roofing membranes that had been established under the ASTM D4434 Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) Sheet Roofing.

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Commercial Roofers Expect a Steady Upswing in Sales for 2018 and Beyond

Posted by FiberTite on Mar 1, 2018 11:07:47 AM

Commercial roofing sales are projected to rise through 2020, and it’s the tried-and-true products that have contractors optimistic for the future.

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WEBINAR: ELD Successes and Failures: Lessons From The Field

Posted by FiberTite on Feb 21, 2018 1:06:00 PM

FiberTite is proud to sponsor a continuing education webinar brought to you by Building Enclosure Magazine. ELD Successes and Failures: Lessons From The Field was presented February 27, 2018.

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NRCA Needs You at Roofing Day in D.C. – March 6-7, 2018

Posted by FiberTite on Feb 19, 2018 2:59:30 PM

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is bringing together roofing professionals on March 6-7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. for Roofing Day in D.C. 2018. This is a unique opportunity to join hundreds of roofing professionals as they descend on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their staffs and speak with ONE VOICE as a united industry!

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What to Do When Your Roof is SNOWED-IN

Posted by Jonathan Pierson on Feb 12, 2018 5:03:03 PM

Our families of FiberTite membranes are extremely durable and able to withstand the elements, but certain circumstances, such as structural considerations, require that the accumulation of snow on the rooftop be removed.

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