Each year, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) organizes National Roofing Week. June 3–9 has been designated as National Roofing Week 2018, and the NRCA is encouraging members to take part by informing the public about how essential roofs and professional roofing contractors are to communities.
The technology behind the FiberTite roofing membrane places it in a class of its own. Currently, FiberTite is the only single-ply roofing membrane that meets the stringent ASTM D6754 standard, which requires the proper utilization of DuPont™ Elvaloy® Ketone Ethylene Ester (KEE).
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.