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.
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.
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.
Within the low-slope roofing marketplace, there has been confusion between a Class A fire rating and a Class 1 fire rating. There are significant differences between a Class A and Class 1 rated roof system. The class of fire rating for a roof system is an important part of roof design and not only determines the ability of the roof system to resist fire but the extent to which the system has been tested. To examine the difference, we first need to look at what each fire rating tests.