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This video covers the correct installation techniques, materials and tools used to successfully install IKO's ShieldBase specialty cover board for low slope roof applications. IKO ShieldBase 180 Specialty Cover Board is a composite of IKOThermTM CoverShieldTM polyiso insulation that is factory laminated to a 180-gram polyester reinforced SBS modified bitumen base sheet. The dual selvage self-adhering edges of the product allow easy joining of the base to the adjacent ShieldBase 180 boards. This allows for a quick application of the roofing system’s base layer. An excellent choice for recover applications, ShieldBase 180 reduces the dead weight load of the roofing system.
For more information on this product please refer to the IKO's Commercial Roofing Specification Guidelines available at: https://www.iko.com/comm/product/shieldbasetm-180/
Contractor Corey Wants You to Know Scuppers
This month's video shows a thorough way to fully detail around scuppers. Start by ensuring that the roof around the scupper is clean, then apply primer followed by base coat (using a brush or roller). Cut your fabric (preferably PERMAFAB) to the appropriate size and lay it in on all four sides, including inside the scupper. Smooth out any wrinkles and fully encapsulate the fabric with more base coat. Watch this month's video here and don't forget to subscribe to Corey's Channel!
Wall flashings come in many types and sizes, and the AlphaGuard BIO fluid applied system can detail them all. Clean and prime the roof first, then apply the base coat evenly to the roof after the primer cures. Cut, then embed the fabric, preferably PERMAFAB, and smooth it out. In four to eight hours, you can apply another layer of base coat to fit the flashing into the roof field. Besides working well with Tremco Roofing’s AlphaGuard BIO NR fluid applied roofing system, this process is also effective with other fluid applied systems.
Understanding the economic consequences of roofing decisions. This webinar was recorded on Thursday, August 24, 2017 Presenter: B. Alan Whitson, RPA, President, Corporate Realty, Design & Management Institute Every decision made about your roof has either a positive or a negative economic result. In new construction, the objective is getting the best performing roof system for your money. With existing roofs, it is to keep your roof performing for as long as possible. This webinar will explain how to identify the negative economic consequences of roofing decisions and overcome shortsighted thinking.
1. Roof Economics Rule Number 1: It’s not about the roof, it’s about protecting what’s under the roof.
2. What makes up a good roof?
3. Where things go bad…
4. Understanding the positive or negative economic consequences of decisions Certification competency: Operations & Maintenance and Finance.
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Tremco Talks Live Webinar Series invites you to join us for our Winter Series 7 webinar entitled "Warranties 101: What You Need To Know" recorded on Thursday, February 22, 2018.
The length of a roofing warranty should not be the primary criterion in the selection of a roofing product or system because the warranty does not necessarily provide assurance of satisfactory roofing performance. The selection of a roofing system for a particular project application should be based upon the product’s qualities and suitability for the prospective construction project. A long-term warranty may be of little value to a consumer if the roof does not perform satisfactorily and the owner is plagued by leaks. Conversely, if the roof system is well-designed, well-constructed and well-manufactured, the expense of purchasing a warranty may not be necessary.
What do Socks, Corn Starch, and Kitty Litter Have in Common?
Roofing projects can get dirty and damp. See how something as simple as an old sock, some cornstarch and kitty litter can help keep gloves and tools dry and usable and prevent the spread of footprints across a job or into the building.