Roofing Magazine

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

Cool-Roof Bandwagon Headed to Your City?

ERA Associate Executive Director Ellen Thorp has published a piece in Roofing Magazine that discusses the issues with mandating cool roofs in different climate zones. From the article: “Although the headlines are touting Los Angeles’ cool roof requirements, I’d like… Read More