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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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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