The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has completed a multi-year effort to develop Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for asphalt roofing systems. These five new documents provide information that building and construction professionals can use both to support environmental aspects of roof systems as part of sustainable building projects and to better understand their impact over time. EPDs are now available for asphalt shingle roofing systems, SBS and APP modified bitumen systems, and built-up roofing systems.
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KARNAK offers energy-saving roof restoration solutions for all roof types.
RoofersCoffeeShop.com, the place where the industry meets for technology, information and everyday business is pleased to welcome KARNAK Corporation. KARNAK has been an industry-leading manufacturer of reflective coatings, sealants and cements for more than 80 years.
The company offers acrylic, SEBS and silicone roof restoration solutions for B.U.R., modified bitumen, EPDM, SPF, TPO, PVC, Hypalon®, metal and concrete roofs. By restoring instead of re-roofing, contractor can help building owners extend the life of their roof while saving energy and reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfills.
KARNAK products comply with ENERGY STAR® requirements, are UL, FM and NSF rated, Miami-Dade County approved, meet Title 24 requirements, areRead More »
FlashCo Manufacturing Inc. has hired Matt Green as territory sales manager for their Southeast Region. Matt brings to FlashCo over nine years of experience in sales and business development in the roofing industry. Matt will be responsible for managing the growth and expansion of the Southeast market for FlashCo.
Matt joins FlashCo with experience in all areas of the roofing industry having worked for a roofing contractor, a roofing materials manufacturer and with a roofing supplies distributor. Matt brings hands-on experience in roofing as well as experience in sales, territory management and relationship building. Most recentRead More »
Until now, there has been surprisingly little research into the overall thermal impact of the fasteners that penetrate roofing insulation. A recent study shows that even relatively conservative use of fasteners creates enough thermal bridging between the roof deck and the insulation to substantially reduce the overall thermal performance of the building envelope.
Guest blogger Eric K. Olson, P.E. explains his research (Olson, Saldanha, and Hsu, “Thermal Performance Evaluation of Roofing Details to Improve Thermal Efficiency and Condensation Resistance,” ASTM Roofing Research and Systems and Standards Development, Vol 8, STP 1590, ASTM International, November 2015)
Thermal insulation in roofing systems plays a substantial role in thRead More »