Asphalt: Is the King of Roofing Materials Dead?

Oct. 12, 2011
October 2011 Issue 115

Asphalt: Is the King of Roofing Materials Dead?

Classic bitumen still reigns as a cost-effective roofing solution.

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Four Steps to a Maintenance Free Roof

Most building owners think about their roof only when there's a problem—usually a leak. By that time, water has already caused damage to valuable merchandise, slowed production, and/or caused a slip-and-fall accident. Once the damage is done, all the building owner can do is call a roofing contractor and get the roof repaired.

Though no roof is maintenance free, taking these four steps can reduce life-cycle costs.

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Get Bituminous Built-Up Roofing Systems
The Corps of Engineers addresses BUR systems.
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BUR is Better Than Before
Economical and durable, asphalt roofing remains a favorite for many facilities.
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Black vs. White Roofing
Three reasons why the decision isn't clear-cut when it comes to selecting the right roofing membrane.

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Firestone presents the best solution to enjoy the advantages of a reflective cool roof in a modified bitumen system: UltraWhite Modified Bitumen Cap Sheet. UltraWhite granules are factory applied, eliminating the need for labor-intensive liquid coatings after installation. The highly-reflective surface keeps rooftops cooler, helping to reduce heat-island affect and permitting heating and cooling systems to work more efficiently. UltraWhite is extremely durable, resistant to puncture and hail and foot traffic. UltraWhite reflectivity is rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council programs and can help achieve LEED® points. UltraWhite is the only highly-reflective mod-bit cap sheet covered by the 20-year Firestone Red Shield® Warranty.

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R-Tech EPS Insulation Panels by Insulfoam
Folding insulation panels allow faster installation.
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PowerPanel Solar Roofing by Kingspan
PV power combines with an insulated roofing system for efficient performance.
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Roofliner Premium Roof Underlayment by DuPont
Copolymer roof underlayment resists UV damage and tears.
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Building Sustainability through Building AutomationTrespa Meteon® Gives a Fresh Look to the Dated Tyson Discovery Center Metomic Catalog
Three Dimensions of Energy Opportunities That Can Boost Profits and Asset Value

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