Does Reflective Roofing Make Sense for Northern Facilities?

Reflective Roofing

The Advantages of Reflective Roofing for Northern Facilities Advances in technology are changing the way buildings are constructed or remodeled, and roofs are no exception. The use of reflective roofing, which can protect the building from the sun’s rays, is steadily rising. An increasing number of business owners are opting to install a reflective commercial […]

 Benefits of a White Thermoplastic (TPO) Membrane Roof

If you’ve been thinking about a cool roof for a while, you’ve undoubtedly come across the term “TPO,” which is short for Thermoplastic polyolefin. One of the fastest growing roofing systems around, white thermoplastic membrane offers reduced cooling costs and energy savings for facilities located in warm climates. White and light-colored thermoplastic roof membranes feature […]

 When Elastomeric Roof Coating is a Good Option

When your facility roof needs a pick-me-up but you’re not ready to shell out the big bucks to replace it – applying an elastomeric roof coating  might be the best option. Roof coatings can extend roof life and they are suitable for many types of roofs, including single-ply, metal, built-up roofing (BUR) and modified bitumen […]

 Ballasted EPDM Roofing Systems: How Cool Are They?

When you think of  single-ply EPDM roofing systems, you probably think about the membrane’s superior weatherability, its remarkable resistance to deterioration and its capacity to remain strong and flexible even in frigid temperatures. You might already know that rubberized EPDM membrane is recyclable and that it often comes with one of the longest warranties in […]

 Cool Roofs: Properties & Benefits

You know the feeling of walking barefoot on a hot summer’s day. The dark asphalt street was unbearably hot while the light colored sidewalk offered welcome relief for your tender feet. The same effect holds true for roofs. Cool roofing reflects harsh sun rays so the roof’s surface (and interior space underneath it) doesn’t get […]

 LEED and Your Roof

What is LEED? Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a voluntary and internationally recognized green building program. The goal for participants is to achieve LEED certification, which is based on a point system. When you design your building in compliance with sustainable standards, or you undertake a major eco-conscious renovation, you earn points […]

 Liberty Property Gets State-of-the-Art Coverage with RhinoBond Mechanical Attachment System

Liberty Property Trust is a leading developer of domestic and international business properties. In January 2012, North American Roofing installed a new roof on Liberty’s Richmond, Virginia facility, using RhinoBond, a state-of-the-art mechanical attachment system. The Liberty facility was North American Roofing’s largest RhinoBond project to-date, and it went without a major hitch. ROOF HISTORY […]

 TPO and Coating Re-Roof Project in NC

RockTenn Roof Replacement Marion, NC 222,216 sq. ft. GAF TOPCOAT 54,480 sq. ft. GAF 60-mil EverGuard TPO RockTenn, a national packaging and corrugated products manufacturer was looking for an energy-efficient, long-term roofing solution for their 276,696 sq. ft., newly purchased facility in Marion, North Carolina. Preliminary inspections revealed numerous issues with a 54,480 sq. ft. […]

 “Why Cool Roofs?” from the U.S. Department of Energy

When replacing or building a new commercial or industrial roof system you have lots of options. Perhaps a cool roof system is an option that you should be considering. Roofs covered in a black membrane with absorb light which increases the temperature of your facility. White or reflective roofs scatter back the radiation into space […]