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RICOWI study finds EPDM offers superior protection against hail

June 15, 2017 23:28
RICOWI, the prestigious Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, has released an exhaustive study on the damage caused by a history-making hailstorm in North Texas on April 11, 2016. The goal of the study was “to create a greater industry understanding of how roofs perform in severe hail events.” The organization hopes this understanding “will lead to overall improvements in roof system durability; reduction of waste from reroofing activities; and a reduction in insurance losses, which can lead to lower overall costs for the public.” The RICOWI study adds to the body of evidence that EPDM affords excellent protection against severe hail and outperforms other single-ply membranes extreme conditions.

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