The roofing industry continues to discuss vapor retarders but should be discussing air barriers. One of the primary purposes of...
Fresh Thinking About Cold Storage Roofs
Are You Considering Adaptation in Your Roof Design?
CRF 5: Reflective Membranes and the Heat Island Effect
CRF 4: Membrane Reflectivity
Solar Power in the Desert or on Roofs – what are the Pros and Cons?
“Sustainable” and “Resilience” — Are they related, the same, or opposites?
CRF3: Insulation for Low Slope Roofs
CRF2 : Building Codes and Their Development
CRF1: The Impact of Buildings on Energy Usage
Air Barriers and Vapor Retarders: The Current Conundrum in the Roofing Industry
Air Barriers vs. Vapor Retarders
Condensation, Dew Point, and Roofing
Air Barriers vs. Vapor Retarders — do you know the differences? The use of air barriers and vapor retarders in...
Prepared with Co-authors Thomas J. Taylor, PhD, and James Willits Except in extremely arid climates, there is always some amount...
Dark Roof’s Summer Cooling Penalty is a Deciding Factor Cool roofs reflect the sun’s energy and reduce air conditioning loads...