Roofing Magazine

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

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

Vapor Retarders

“The need for, use and design of a vapor retarder in the design of a roof system used to be a hotly debated topic. It appears now—when vapor retarders are needed more than ever—the design community seems to have lost… Read More