Flat White Roofing – Understanding Your Options

There are two main types of commercial flat white roofing systems on the market today, PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin). Although they are both flat and white and may look very similar to the untrained eye, there are many differences in terms of energy performance and efficiency, formulation of materials, installation methods, and […]

Cool Roof Ratings Council

Cool Roof Ratings Council – The New Roofing Products Standard

Have you heard of the Cool Roof Ratings Council? As a commercial building owner, you understand the importance of carefully selecting a roofing system based on performance attributes and considering the building’s design, intended use, location, and climatic conditions. Up until June of 2022, the ENERGY STAR certification program for roofing products was the gold […]

Solar Reflective Index – What is it and why does it matter?

When your commercial roof has reached the end of its life cycle or has been damaged beyond repair, it’s time to decide what type of new roofing system is best suited to your needs. In the past 20 years, with rising energy costs, roofing manufacturers, government agencies, and consumers have started to focus on keeping […]

Hail and Your Commercial Roof

Among all the precipitation that your commercial building is exposed to, hail is the most damaging. And of all your building components, the roof is the most exposed and vulnerable. As it’s the most important part of your facility’s structure when it comes to weather protection, it’s important to make sure that it remains watertight […]

Drainage on Low-Slope Commercial Roofs

Positive water flow is an important design element of any flat or low-slope commercial roof. If you own or manage a typical commercial facility, it was likely constructed with one or more means of getting water off the rooftop, because standing water that doesn’t dissipate or drain quickly can cause serious problems. There are three […]

What’s the Best Commercial Roof System for Your Building?

Building owners and facility managers have many options when it comes to determining the right commercial roofing system for a project. You should be confident that your roofing investment is the best long-term decision for your facility, and to that end, here are some areas you should consider when it comes to selecting a new […]

Don’t Go Cheap When It Comes to Your Commercial Roof

Obviously, saving money is important for any organization, but when you try to get too thrifty with respect to installing and caring for your commercial roof, it can backfire. Here are three areas where you shouldn’t cut corners when it comes to your roofing system. Using the Wrong Contractor Although the material you choose is […]

Innovations in Environmental Roof Systems

  Flat commercial roofs are increasingly being turned into usable space. Solar (photovoltaic) and vegetative roofing systems, as well as a newer trend – “blue” roofs – are gaining in this area. One thing they all have in common: they all need a reliable waterproofing membrane between them and the building below. Let’s take a […]