Cool roofs reflect the sun’s rays and reduce the air conditioning load on buildings. Membranes for commercial roofs often have...
Parapets Part 3: An Example of Complexity
Parapets Part 2: Navigating Codes
When to consider a mid-reflectance TPO color
Buildings with Electric Heat – Do Reflective Membranes Still Make Sense?
Value Engineering — Optimizing Performance or Reducing Costs?
Retrofit Single Ply Roof Systems: An Assessment of Wind Resistance
Roof Design Considerations when Incorporating Solar
R-Value Optimization: A Case Study
Fresh Thinking About Cold Storage Roofs
Are You Considering Adaptation in Your Roof Design?
Solar Power is Now Competitive
Helene Hardy Pierce Awarded Roofing Industry’s Highest Honor
Building Science FAQ — Ep. 5
Advantages of Long-Life Roofing for Bifacial Solar Panels
Building Science FAQ — Ep. 4
Building Science FAQ — Ep. 3
Solar Power in the Desert or on Roofs – what are the Pros and Cons?
“Sustainable” and “Resilience” — Are they related, the same, or opposites?
Air Barriers and Vapor Retarders: The Current Conundrum in the Roofing Industry
Air Barriers vs. Vapor Retarders
Preventing Condensation by Calculating Temperature Gradients
Condensation, Dew Point, and Roofing
Good welds are essential for trouble-free single-ply roofs. Installers are very important in ensuring welds are done well, both in...
Note: Second image below corrected 4/26. I recently described how TPO manufacturers measure weld strength. Strong welds are a key...
At the end of 2014, there were 16,000 megawatts (MW) of installed solar power capacity in the U.S. Of that,...
One of the selling points of heat-weldable single-ply membranes is that the final result is a single sheet of membrane...