Professional Roofing

The Changing State of VOC Regulations

“Although regulations governing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are not new to the commercial roofing industry, the most recent changes affecting single-ply roofing adhesivesm sealants and primers are a source of concern for many industry professionals. The regulations set maximum allowable… Read More

RoofPoint Roof Rating System Set to Debut

“Developed by the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, RoofPoint is a roofing-specific version of green building rating systems that have emerged to promote an environmentally responsible built environment. Similar to how whole-building rating systems promote professionalism. RoofPoint embraces a… Read More

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

Is Ballast Green?

The small, common stones used as roof ballast possess few individual attributes worthy of extensive examination. But the combined effect of these small stones has been gigantic within the roofing industry.

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

An ERA Recycling Initiative

“Construction waste management quickly is becoming a significant concern not only for the construction industry but for roofing contractors. According to Engineering News-Record, 136 million tons of construction debris are created annually and the cost of virgin materials continues to… 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

Sustainability and Roofing: Its Time Has Arrived

“In spring 1995, a group of roofing professionals from around the world with expertise in roof system design, roofing forensics, material manufacturing and material research convened in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss an emerging idea within the roofing community—sustainability.”