VOC Considerations for Asphalt Roofing

While volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations have tightened over the years, there continue to be compliant adhesive, cement, primer, and coating options available for the installation and maintenance of asphalt roofing systems. Asphalt roofing systems—installed and maintained with VOC-compliant adhesives, cements, primers, and coatings—continue to provide long-term

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Recommendations for Installation of Asphalt Roofing Shingles in Cold Weather

Asphalt shingles have been used successfully in cold climates for over one hundred years. Improved application efficiency, and more importantly, enhanced long-term shingle performance, can be achieved by following the cold weather application recommendations outlined below: Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions carefully, as most

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Asphalt Shingle Recycling

Did You Know? A “Green” Benefit of Asphalt Shingles Informed homeowners and building owners are aware of the many benefits of asphalt shingles. They are affordable, durable and come in numerous styles, shapes, textures and colors to fit any design aesthetic. But not everyone is aware of

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Residential Cool Roofing

In the United States, four out of five homes are covered with asphalt shingles. These shingles are beautiful, affordable and reliable, and are constantly raising the bar in protecting your most valuable asset. What is Cool Roofing? “Coolness” is measured by two properties, solar reflectance (SR, or

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Effects of Roof Color and Solar Reflectance on the Accumulation of Moisture in Roof Systems

Introduction: Moisture content within a roofing assembly may fluctuate significantly over the life of the roof depending on a variety of factors including, but not limited to moisture in the existing roof assembly at time of installation; interior and exterior temperatures; interior and exterior humidity conditions; deck

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