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.
Food processing and data center industries provide a huge demand for durable and reliable roofing systems. These industries face extensive threats when it comes to building maintenance, sanitation and safety, many of which can be prevented with the right roofing system and installment. In part two of this blog series, we discussed the three biggest roofing concerns for food processing facilities. Today, we're talking about data centers and the importance of the right roof structure.
When it comes down to determining the true cost of a roof, the real value of the warranty needs to be assessed. With the vast amount of warranties offered, it’s easy to choose one that might not be the best fit for your roofing structure, system or budget. So how do you weed out the other options to find the best warranty for your facility? By answering the following questions, you’ll be one step closer to finding the proper warranty to fit your roofing needs.
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.
Matchmaking in roofing is a lot like dating — chemistry matters. Matching your needs up with the ideal roofing membrane for the task means looking at how the membrane is made and what it’s likely to face in the years of work protecting your building.
Gardens and lakes are beautiful — unless they’re sitting on your roof. Ponding water on a low slope roof can cause serious damage, and preventing it is often as simple as basic maintenance. The pictures in this post show just what can happen if you don’t regularly maintain a roof, but the good news is that prevention is not that difficult.
Roofing Contractor recently published its 2018 list of the top 100 contractors in both residential and commercial roofing. In its 10th year of compiling this list, RC once again collected sales revenue totals for 2017 from companies all around the country. This data was used for the 2018 list of highest-earning roofing professionals.
When Hurricane Irma slammed into Florida in September of 2017, it hit Marco Island and Ft. Myers hard. Most buildings suffered serious wind damage, and many roofs were damaged or destroyed. It has kept roofers very busy with some repairs not receiving attention until recently.