Jim Stone

Jim Stone has worked in the roofing industry since 1982, first as a tech rep, then moving up through the industry to become an independent rep. Associated with FiberTite since 1984, with 18 years as an employee, he has been involved with over 100 million square feet of roof area.

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Most Roof Leaks Come From Simple Punctures

Posted by Jim Stone on Apr 11, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Membrane roofs are extremely durable and reliable, but when they leak, it’s often because of something that weighs just a few grams, like a simple sheet metal screw.

In our experience, HVAC service often precedes a leak. That’s because servicing a rooftop HVAC unit requires removing a door to get inside of the unit. The door is held in place by sharp sheet metal screws. HVAC technicians will often drop the old corroded screws and leave them on the roof, reinstalling the door with new screws. As soon as someone steps on those screws, they can create leaks.

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Long-Term Fire Resistance of Roofing Systems

Posted by Jim Stone on Oct 21, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Not as Long Term as You May Think

When selecting a roofing system, it is usually recommended that the system in question has a UL Class A fire resistance rating. Initially, most if not, all roofing manufacturers produce some systems that do possess this attribute. It is important to note that there are no ‘fire ratings’ for roofing membranes. All ratings are based upon the entire roofing system from the deck up. This includes the deck, insulation used, membrane, and roof incline.

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