Professional Roofing: An Industry Workhorse

For more than 40 years, EPDM membranes have been one of the roofing industry’s workhorses. Long appreciated for durability, longevity, ease of installation and repair, many EPDM membrane roof systems installed during the 1980s still are performing well. But EPDM now is being appreciated in a new context. Author: Louisa Hart Source: Professional Roofing Magazine… Read More

Roofing Magazine: Work of Art

An EPDM roof supports the Alexander Calder mural in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Author: Louisa Hart Source: Roofing Magazine Read full article.

Roofing Contractor: The Evolution of EPDM Roofing Technology

Roofing Contractor magazine has published a story highlighting the evolution of EPDM roofing from its introduction in the 1960s. “First introduced in 1962, EPDM single-ply roofing membranes became increasingly popular in the 1970s as the Middle East oil embargo drove up the price of asphalt-based roofs and lowered the quality of available asphalt. EPDM was… Read More

Rubber News: ERA selects first female chairman

Jennifer Ford-Smith was named chairman of the EPDM Roofing Association in February, making her the first woman to hold the position in the association’s 12-year history. Author: Chris Sweeney Source: Rubber News Read full article.

USA Today: Too Easy to be Green?

“A USA TODAY examination shows that thousands of “green” builders win tax breaks, exceed local restrictions and get expedited permitting under a system that often rewards minor, low-cost steps.” Authors: Christopher Schnaars and Hannah Morgan Source: USA Today Read full article.

RUBBER NEWS: HIGHLIGHTS THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ERA

“Because the ERA is a smaller association, Thorp said it is able to make decisions quickly. One member described the association as nimble and quick, which Thorp took as an incredible compliment. “You get a real voice,” Thorp said. “You get a real seat at the table. Our membership makes the decisions for our organizations.”… Read More

Washington Examiner: LEED Doesn’t Guarantee Energy Efficiency

“A high rating in the prestigious LEED certification program may bear little relation to actual greenhouse gas emissions of New York office towers, according to a Washington Examiner analysis.” Author: Luke Rosiak Source: Washington Examiner Read full article.

Architectural Roofing & Waterproofing Magazine: ERA’s 10th Anniversary

“The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary of service to the roofing industry during 2013. During this anniversary year, ERA will focus on providing advanced science to help clarify the choice of appropriate roofing systems in climates throughout the U.S. and internationally. Members of ERA manufacture both white and black roofing membranes,… Read More

Roofing Contractor: ERA’s 10th Anniversary

“The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary of service to the roofing industry during 2013. During this anniversary year, ERA will focus on providing advanced science to help clarify the choice of appropriate roofing systems in climates throughout the U.S. and internationally. Members of ERA manufacture both white and black roofing membranes,… Read More