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
CopelandBEC recently provided technical and financial support for a team of students from the University of Minnesota competing in the national Solar Decathlon Collegiate Competition in Golden, Colorado. We’re thrilled to report that the UMN team came away with first place in the attached housing division and the grand prize of the entire residential division! Read the full results here.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
Our project at Fresh Pond Greenway Condominiums is nearing completion!
All cladding has been replaced including new fully adhered drained air and water barrier, new roofing, and below grade waterproofing. Landscaping and hardscaping should be completed over the next couple of weeks.