Over the past decade, one of the ongoing hot topics in the world of commercial roofing is green or vegetated roofing. An entire business subset within the world of commercial roofing has sprung up. There are websites and trade shows devoted either entirely or primarily to the subject; and dozens...
ARMA in the News
Facility Maintenance Decisions
By the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, ARMA
Many commercial buildings developed for the retail, hospitality, healthcare and multifamily industries use wood-framed design and construction techniques that use steep-sloped asphalt shingle roofs with enclosed attic or rafter spaces. While current building codes use specific design criteria to...
A roof is arguably the most visible, distinguished and important part of a home. And when it comes to curb appeal, homeowners want to be sure that their roofing system is not only aesthetically pleasing but that it provides reliability and sound, overall performance. It should come as no...
An asphalt roofing system provides homeowners with years of protection from the elements as a result of its reliability, durability and longevity. Asphalt roofing offers unparalleled beauty and versatility, which allows homeowners to pick a variety of unique colors, styles and textures that can...
Facility Maintenance Decisions
The purpose of a vapor retarder is to prevent the movement of water vapor into a roofing assembly. When installed properly, vapor retarders can play an integral role in the successful performance of a roofing system. In certain climate zones and in building environments where moisture drive is...
Today more than ever, roofing systems are expected to perform functions well beyond the original intention of waterproofing. Changing lifestyles, the need for alternative energy sources, expanded living spaces and a greener, healthier planet are pushing roofing systems — and the membranes...
Reliability, endurance and sustainability are the top three reasons why low-slope, asphaltic roofing systems are America’s most popular choice when it comes to protecting commercial, industrial and institutional buildings, according to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA...
To understand how to deal with the recurring problem of algae and moss growth on rooftops, it is important to learn what they are and how they grow and spread. Although some similarities exist, algae and moss are very different and require slightly different procedures to prevent or to remove....
Submitted by: Sue Burkett of Owens Corning, and member of the Communications, Marketing & Education Committee for ARMA
ARMA offers information for the professional and...
Florida Facilities Today
A new roof on a commercial property is a substantial investment. With so many options available, how do property owners/managers know which roofing system is right for their property? Understanding the performance features and benefits of different roofing technologies are key to determining the...
As the seasons change from summer to fall, property owners may want to use this opportunity to consider the weatherproofing of their building. One way to prepare for changes in the weather conditions, and for whatever else Mother Nature might throw their way, is to thoroughly inspect the entire...
There are numerous reasons to specify or reroof a residential or commercial project with built-up or modified bitumen systems because they offer outstanding durability and exceptional longevity.
Many manufacturers offer a spectrum of systems that can be adapted to virtually any climate...
Today, more than ever, low-slope roofing systems are expected to perform functions well beyond the original intention of waterproofing. Our changing lifestyles, the need for alternative energy sources, expanded living spaces and a greener, healthier planet are pushing roofing systems and the...
Long before it was cool to be green, long life cycles were considered desirable. This economic motivation to choose a roof system with a long life cycle aligns well with green aspirations. However, in the rush to save energy by using reflective roofing systems, it is easy to lose sight of the...
Anyone who drives a car understands that you should change the oil, refill your wiper fluid and check the tire pressure to assure a safe, reliable means of transportation.
Savvy commercial property owners realize that while the roof that protects building occupants and operations may be...
In a world where the "next great thing" seems to be unveiled on a daily basis it's often difficult to tell if an investment will provide the value it promises. These days society seems more willing to spend money on products that often frustrate us or require "patches" to...
When we think about enduring roof technology, few would argue that asphaltic roofing sets the standard for economical and lasting performance. The innate redundancy of built-up or multi-ply modified bituminous systems is the key element in the membranes’ continued reliability. By design,...
The Wall Street Journal: HOME FRONT
Replacement Contractor Magazine
Maintenance Solutions Magazine
with Duke Univ., Tim Pennigar
Roofing Contractor Magazine
Asphalt: The Magazine of the Asphalt Institute
RCI Interface Journal
by ARMA Quality Aspahlt Roofing Council chair Robert Almon, Mid-States Asphalt & Cant Strip, Inc. The article is published in the October 2006 issue of RCI Interface Journal.