01/12/2011

Getting the Edge on Roofing

January 2011 Issue 106
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Getting the Edge on Roofing

In the art of designing low slope membrane roofing systems, the industry has been bogged down by troublesome details that require frequent repair. The most egregious of these are metal roof edge details.

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EPDM has advantages over other elastomers.
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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times... It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times...
Those of us with maintenance and operational responsibilities are being asked to do more, to hold costs down, and to plug along as best we can.
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PVC Roofing PVC Roofing
For the last year or so, attention seems to be more on cool roofing, LEED, and vegetated roofs rather than what the roofing system is made of or what it can do.
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Mod-bit system enables VOC-free roof installation.
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Turbo-Seal U Injection Waterproofing System by OCM Turbo-Seal U Injection Waterproofing System by OCM
Reliably repair leaking roofs with an injectable waterproofing membrane.
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