In a recent webinar on cool roofing, a presenter discussed some concerns with the roofing industry's focus on single-ply roof membranes based on Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO). The presenter noted that Hypalon – the trademarked Chlorsulfonated Polyethylene (CSPE) supplied by DuPont – was now out of the U.S. market, a situation that would likely expand the use of TPO-based single-plies.
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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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. Perhaps this can be explained by the fact that our current roofing systems are all well established, so they're no longer newsworthy.
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