On pretty much every roofing project I’ve ever worked on there’s an issue at one point or another with the new insulation stored on the roof getting wet.Read more
Designing commercial low-slope roofing to resist the forces imposed by wind is critical to the roof’s longevity. This is especially true in regions frequently impacted by high wind weather events.
The building code lays out the requirements for roof wind design. The short-and-simple version is this:
- The designer identifies the loads expected to be imposed by the wind (e.g. pounds per square foot).
- The manufacturer tests assemblies made of its products to determine their capacity to resist applied loads.
- The contractor installs an assembly of products that has been tested (by the manufacturer) and demonstrated to be strong enough to resist the imposed loads.
The CopelandBEC team traveled to Chelmsford today for a hands-on roof coating workshop with our friends at Atlantic Restoration and Neogard. Atlantic graciously hosted at their facility and provided some great mock-up boards to try out the Neogard materials on.
Roof coatings are not the answer on every project but do offer some significant benefits where applicable:Read more
Today we published the inaugural edition of Building Envelope Self-Help, a page on our website intended to help provide some basic building envelope first principles and free resources.
There are a few key principles that can guide you to the answer to almost any building envelope question. Think of these principles as a roadmap—an algorithm—that will always guide you to the right destination.
Check it out at copelandbec.com/self-helpRead more
Planning a roof replacement at one of your organization’s facilities?
Drastically improve the chances for success by doing these 4 things. They’re simple and they’re free.Read more