High-speed winds can damage your roof and property in a short period of time. Given the unpredictability of nature, it is improbable to predict the timing, strength, and potential damage of any storm. However, there are a few preventive measures you can take to help lower the risk of damage to your property, which can save you from costly repairs and lost profits from downtime. Below, you will find a few tips to help you ensure that your building has proper roof wind resistance and protection against unexpected destruction of high-speed winds.
Fire-resistant roofing materials can play a crucial role in preventing fires and limiting their damage, making proper fire testing and certification critical if you want your roof to be safe, protective and long-lasting. When selecting a fire-resistant roofing system, it is usually recommended that the system in question has a UL Class A fire-resistance rating.
To get the most out of your roofing investment, it is important to understand the stages associated with the lifespan of your roof. In today’s market, roofs can last anywhere from 10 to 30 or more years. Understanding the three lifecycle stages will equip you with the information you need to ensure you’re getting the most value out of your roof.
The 2019 RCI International Convention and Trade Show will be held at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL. RCI’s annual event once again features educational seminars, product demonstrations and a two-day trade show! A full schedule of events is available here.
FiberTite is excited to join the National Roofing Contractors Alliance (NRCA) April 3-4 on its second annual trek to Washington, D.C., for Roofing Day.
Maintenance is an essential part of preserving the integrity of your low slope roofing system. Generally, roofs should be inspected twice a year — once in the spring and then again in the fall. While an inspector will perform these formal inspections, it’s important that as the building owner you are aware of potential issues year-round. Keep your roof performing at its best with these five low slope roof maintenance tips:
Insulation can become wet in a variety of ways. A pipe could burst, a seam could have been improperly welded or there could be a puncture somewhere on your roofing system. However, just fixing the cause of the leak is not enough; the wet insulation must be removed. Damp insulation is a danger not only to your roofing system but also to the overall integrity of your building as well as the people who occupy it. The following four points explain the ramifications of not tearing out wet roof insulation.
Learn the key elements of on-site analysis and material testing for investigative evaluations with the latest FiberTite®-sponsored continuing education webinar. This series, by Building Enclosure magazine, provides an overview of:
The 2019 International Roofing Expo (IRE) is almost here, and once again, FiberTite will be exhibiting. This year’s conference takes place Feb. 11-13 at the Music City Center in Nashville, and we hope to see you there. We’ll be in booth #2137, providing plenty of information and a chance to win some great prizes.