Low-Slope Roofing

ICP Commercial Snow Roof

Chill Out: Don't Let Winter Give You Roofing Headaches

By Cayden Wemple. For winter weather protection on commercial roofs, follow these three steps for preventive maintenance! It’s always a good idea to prepare your roof for extreme winter weather. When the cold months hit, it's necessary to install a preventative weatherization process. Doing this can save you thousands of ...

John Kenney Low Slope Roofing Terminology

Common Low-slope Roofing Terminology Every Homeowner Should Know

By John Kenney. It’s important to know what you’re dealing with when it comes to renovating or installing a low-slope roof. This article covers the basic terms home and building owners may want to familiarize themselves with in preparation for working with a low-slope roof. Editor’s note: John Kenney ...

Western Colloid History of Gravel Roofs

The History of Gravel Roof Restorations

By Western Colloid. Learn more about the history of gravel roofs and how we go about restoring them using asphalt emulsion. One of the earliest forms of roofing was built-up roofing which started in the early 1900s. This type of roofing was made of melted asphalt that was then reinforced ...

AAR Flat Green Roof

Exploring the Fascinating History and Functionality of Flat Roofs

By Cayden Wemple. Flat roofs can be a fun, private place to spend some relaxation time, but they’ve been used over centuries for more than just leisure. When you think of modern flat roofs, you might think of them as a perfect space to set up a relaxation ...

Duro-Last DuroLife 600

Duro-Last®, Inc. and DuPont™ Launch Sustainable 50-year Roofing System

The time has come for a roof to last nearly the life of a building. Duro-Last Inc. is announcing a sustainable, 50-year commercial, low-slope roofing system that significantly lowers replacement costs and reduces building materials entering the waste stream. Duro-Life™ 600 Roofing System is the result of a collaboration between two ...


FARR Manufacturer Committed to Advancing the Roofing Industry by Volunteering Technical Expertise

Western Colloid’s general manager lends technical expertise to three prominent roofing industry groups. Western Colloid is a pioneer in asphalt emulsion and reflective elastomeric roof coating systems and is committed to the continued improvement of the industry’s codes and standards. Hal Arthur Leland, general manager for the company’s northern California and ...

General Coatings Life Cycle Costs

The Life Cycle Costs of SPF Roofing Systems Compared to Membrane Roofing Systems

By Mason Knowles. Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing systems have been marketed for years primarily on their documented energy saving characteristics. As a result, much of the SPF roofing market has focused on property owners or institutions that pay their own energy bills. But what about property that is leased or rented, ...

Surecoat Low Slope Roofing

Easy Solutions to Low-slope Roof Failures – Part 2

By Monica Pedrique, Surecoat. How knowledge and prevention can make a BIG difference in the life of your commercial roof. In Part 1 we reviewed a few factors that affect the lifespan of a flat roof such as poor installation, weathering and wind-uplift. In this second part of our series we will ...

FiberTite Resilient Roofs

What Does Roof Resiliency Mean for a Building?

By Steve Kuhel, FiberTite. Understanding resilient roofs and their importance. The term “resiliency” is commonly used in regards to buildings and building envelopes. But what is resiliency? How does resiliency apply to roofing? Why should your customers invest in a resilient roof system? Having a resilient roof will ...

Western Colloid roof maintenance programs

The Art of Creating a Good Roof Maintenance Program

By Western Colloid. Learn why establishing a roof maintenance program can add years to the life of your roof and what goes into a great plan. Attention all building owners! Did you know if you establish a roof maintenance program then you can save yourself loads of time and money ...

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