Professional Roofing: 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 weeks for an owner to discover a leak has developed. As a result, wet insulation,… Read More

EPDM Magazine: 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 energy consumption is understood now more than ever, but determining which roofing surface is most… Read More

Rubber Waterproofing Association: Why EPDM Is More Than Just a Black Membrane

In the midst of tough economic times and the increasing popularity of sustainable commercial roofing materials, suppliers of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) continue to see the many benefits of this system, including its outstanding weathering characteristics, flexibility, durability, hail resistance and life cycle costs. However, when seeking a “cool” roofing option, many building professionals… Read More

Professional Roofing: 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 the industry as a roof consultant, architect and former president of RCI Inc.—The Institute of… Read More

Roofing Contractor: 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 structural stresses and cope with inclement weather.” Author: Shawn Holiday Source: Roofing Contractor

Professional Roofing: 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 spent hundreds of hours in the field and through empirical experience have learned many interesting… Read More

Professional Roofing: 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. As one of the newest trade organizations in the roofing industry. ERA has worked with… Read More

RSI: 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 methods.” Source: RSI

ERA: Technical Bulletin 1 on EPDM Continued Performance

“EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) rubber roofing membrane has been an appealing choice of the low-slope commercial roofing industry for over 40 years, with more than 500,000 warranted roof installations using 20 billion-plus square feet. Annually, EPDM accounts for over 1 billion square feet of new roof coverings in the United States, and is the… Read More