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Guest Blog: White Single-Ply Roofing Membrane for Your Next Project? Not So Fast!

September 06, 2016 15:56
Today, the majority of new roofing is a white single-ply membrane, either TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) or PVC (polyvinyl chloride). This is due mostly to new energy codes that require reflective roofing to reduce heat absorption into the structure. Over the past several years we have investigated moisture build-up and damage to building materials occurring underneath this type of roofing on numerous occasions. The purpose of this article is to get the word out that night-time radiant cooling environments are causing detrimental moisture conditions affecting white single-ply roofing systems.

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Webinar: Longevity and Durability of EPDM

November 16, 2015 10:30
Long Term Service Life is the ESSENCE of sustainability. Join the Construction Specifications Institute for this informative webinar to consider the question: How long could a roof last? Thomas W. Hutchinson, AIA, FRCI, RRC is a commercial architect with the Hutchinson Design Group, Ltd. In this webinar, he will review existing, insitu EPDM roofs that are still performing after 30 years with physical characteristics nearly that of new membrane. The overriding goal of the webinar is to provide information to the attendee that they can use to improve their roof system designs and service life expectations.

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Hail: A Study in the Durability of EPDM

April 01, 2015 18:45
Hail damage to commercial roofing results in millions of dollars of economic loss worldwide each year. The members of ERA know from experience that EPDM roof systems hold up well against hail and that there’s scientific evidence available to support this assertion.

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