Recent IARC Ruling on Occupational Exposure to Asphalt and its Emissions during Roofing

What information is available about the recent IARC review of asphalt? The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is an arm of the UN’s World Health Organization, headquartered in Lyon, France. One of IARC’s missions is to develop detailed scientific reviews (called “Monographs”) of the potential

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Roofing Reflectivity

Roofing and Reflectivity It’s About Saving Energy. There are many options available to help assure that your roof, whether low-slope or steep-slope, reduces energy use and saves you money. In fact, many states are instituting building codes that require roof systems to be energy efficient. There are

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Asphaltic Low-Slope Roofing

For commercial buildings, asphaltic low-slope roofing provides the highest level of quality, affordability and reliability on the market. Most commercial facilities use low-slope roofing because it is cost-efficient, maximizes usable space and can be designed to feature value-adding amenities such as HVAC equipment or a roof garden. Though a flat roof may

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Low-Slope Inspection & Maintenance

By properly maintaining a low-slope asphalt roofing system, building owners can greatly impact its service life, reliability and performance. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has identified six steps all owners should follow to properly care for a roof. Step 1) Maintain historical records. A building owner

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Ventilation

Why is ventilation important? Proper ventilation reduces moisture build-up in your home The average family of four generates approximately 2 to 4 gallons of water vapor each day through activities such as breathing, perspiration, showering, cooking and dishwashing. When moisture vapor remains in a colder/dryer attic, it

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Sealants: The Magic Touch

Shingle Sealants Bond Your Roof Together With ever increasing performance expectations for asphalt shingles designed to withstand high winds and heavy rains, manufacturers have responded by producing increasingly higher-performing shingles. When properly installed, asphalt shingles are manufactured to bond securely to each other, forming an integrated roof-covering

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