When Codes Aren't Enough

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May 2011 Issue 110
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When Codes Aren't Enough

Best practices today may not be adequate for current (and future) stresses.

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Four Steps to a Maintenance Free Roof

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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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The Remarkable Growth of Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) Roofing Systems Specifying SPF Roofing Systems
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Conflicting Claims Based on Life-Cycle Analysis of Roofing The Rundown on Low-Slope Roofing
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Waterproofing membrane seals minor punctures.
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