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