Overview & Summary Articles

Roof System Maintenance

“Preventative maintenance and inspection differ from simple repairs of defects. Repairs are reactive in nature and typically are conducted only after water has made its way through a roof system and into a building. It may take several days or… Read More

A Roof System for Every Climate

“Today’s construction climate places a heavy emphasis on green, sustainable building practices. For example, a building’s roof was once thought of as just a means to keep the building dry, but not anymore. The impact a roof can have on… Read More

A Matter of Opinion

Paddy Chayefsky once said: “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.” This statement might best describe how I feel about the current state of the roofing industry. Never in my 25 years of involvement with… Read More

Where the Rubber Meets the Roof

“For all the changes in the roofing industry, EPDM is the home-grown original formula for single-ply membranes. It’s been 40 years since this newcomer emerged with a radical method of waterproofing a building that saved money and could elongate with… Read More

Speaking from Experience

“During the past 20 years as a roof consultant, architect and former president of RCI Inc.—The Institute of Roofing, Waterproofing and Building Envelope Professionals (RCI), I have met many roofing professionals who have shared a wealth of information. Additionally, I… Read More

The EPDM Outlook

“Since the EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) was founded in 2002, it has sought to educate the construction and roofing communities by providing current, accurate data; technical informational and educational forums to discuss the characteristics and benefits of EPDM roof systems…. Read More

EPDM is A Flexible Choice for Today’s Roofing Solutions

“Since the early 1960s, the EPDM single-ply rubber roofing membrane has been an appealing choice in the commercial roofing industry. EPDM manufacturers have ensured the product’s success by continually investing in technological innovations to improve both overall performance and installation… Read More