It All Starts with the Roof Deck

Oct. 13, 2010
October 2010 Issue 103

It All Starts with the Roof Deck

While reflective single-ply roof membranes and high-thermal roof insulations seem to have captured current interest in low slope roofing, they are just two of many items to be considered in a roofing system.

Not only that, but roughly two-thirds of all low-slope roofing activity involves replacement or renovation. In these cases, there may be no designer of record, and critical information about the structure and roof may have been lost over time.

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Installing Membrane Roofing Using Foam Adhesives
There are multiple choices of roof membrane systems available, including traditional bituminous, polymer-modified bituminous, thermoplastic, elastomeric, metal, and sprayed-in-place polyurethane foam.
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Roof Insulation and Reflectivity Cut Costs
There are two ways in which roof designs can directly impact operating costs: the insulating value of the roof system and the reflectivity of the roof surface.
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Roof Fasteners: Essential Accessories
This column will look at fasteners from a historical perspective, since many building owners and managers have to deal with repairing or reroofing older properties at some point; it can be important to recognize what the existing roof deck is and how the roof is attached to it.
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Adjustable Strut Model PipeGuard by OMG
OMG Roofing Products has introduced the Height Adjustable Strut Model PipeGuard, designed to support multiple small pipes in one location.
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SECUROCK Glass-Mat Roof Board by USG Corporation
This lightweight, premium, synthetic roofing underlayment is scientifically engineered to provide excellent protection against leaks.
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FlexWhite EPDM by GenFlex
FlexWhite by GenFlex is a reflective white-on-black EPDM membrane that combines the benefits of a highly reflective white-surface membrane with the application techniques of a flexible EPDM roofing system.
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