Roofing Magazine

Improving Disaster Mitigation Strategies

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… Read More

Testing for Resilience

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… Read More

Definition of Resilience

Architects and building owners are focusing on building resilience into the fabric of a structure to mitigate the impact of future devastating weather events. And the roof is getting new attention as an important component of a truly resilient structure…. Read More

Work of Art

An EPDM roof supports the Alexander Calder mural in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read full article.

Ballasted Roofing in a New Light

During the last decade, the roofing industry has been increasingly impacted by two strong forces: first, rising energy prices with no real end in sight, and, second, increasingly stringent building codes and regulations designed to limit emissions, reduce energy use… Read More

EPDM Roofs Can Last 30 Years

Roof systems based on historical in situ performance for more than 30 years are the best roof system choice to benefit the environment. A recent survey of building owners and managers revealed that what was important to them was roof… Read More