Roofing: Developing Roof Systems That Prevent Energy Loss

Developing Roof Systems That Prevent Energy Loss Roofing Louisa Hart A fully-adhered membrane will prevent fluttering and minimize energy loss. Photos: Hutchinson Design Group Several millennia ago, early man — and the wife and kids — decided that life in a cave was a little dark, damp and confining, and started thinking about a better… Read More

Roofing Contractor: ERA Releases First Annual Report on Resilience

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The EPDM Roofing Association is releasing its first annual report on resilience, “Building Resilience: The Roofing Perspective.” The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) is the leading trade association representing the manufacturers of EPDM single-ply roofing products and their suppliers. The report focuses on events during this past calendar year, and includes sections on cataclysmic weather… Read More

Building Enclosure: ERA Releases First Annual Report on Resilience

ERA Releases First Annual Report on Resilience Building Enclosure Read Full Article Here The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA), the leading trade association representing the manufacturers of EPDM single-ply roofing products and their suppliers, is releasing its first annual report on resilience, “Building Resilience: The Roofing Perspective.” The report focuses on events during this past calendar… Read More

Roofing: Improving Disaster Mitigation Strategies

Improving Disaster Mitigation Strategies Roofing Jared O. Blum Read full article here This past January, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), a non-governmental, non-profit organization, reported that for every dollar spent on mitigation efforts to protect the built environment from the ravages of natural disasters, six dollars could be saved. These findings were part… Read More

RCI Interface: Resilience: An Investment in the Roofing System of the Future

Just eight days into the new year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a report that confirmed what millions of Americans had experienced first-hand: 2017 had seen an unprecedented number of natural disasters, which set new records for “billion-dollar” destructive events in the United States. Author: Ellen Thorp Source: RCI Interface Read the… Read More

ROOFING: UPDATED NIBS STUDY PROVES MITIGATION IS A SOUND INVESTMENT

Updated NIBS Study Proves Mitigation Is a Sound Investment Roofing Magazine Louisa Hart Read Full Article Here More than a decade ago, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), a nonprofit mandated by Congress to improve building process and facility performance, issued a landmark report which changed the conversation about the value of resilience. The… Read More

Roofing: Testing for Resilience

Research Centers Provide Valuable Information About Roof Performance Roofing Louisa Hart Full Article The IBHS research facility, which opened in 2010 and is funded by property insurers, evaluates various residential and commercial construction materials and systems. The lab is the only lab in the world that can unleash the power of highly realistic windstorms, wind-driven… Read More

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