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Moderated by Melissa Rus. Melissa is Garland’s director of research and development. She holds roofing-related patents and has been active in industry initiatives promoting advancement of innovative roofing technologies and appropriate testing standards. She is a member of ASTM International, the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) and Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA).

What makes a roofing product “green”?

Incorporating post-consumer recycled tires and recycled glass bottles in our modified bitumen systems are two ways that make our products more eco-friendly. One of the most overlooked eco-friendly characteristics is the longevity and sustainability of a product. All Garland systems are engineered and designed with the goal of reaching more than 30 years of service life. […]

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What’s a Hybrid Sealant?

For years, the most commonly used sealants and caulks in the commercial building industry included urethanes, solvent-based silicones and acrylics. For the most part, those types of sealants performed as expected, keeping air, water, insects and dust out of buildings at windows or gaps in walls or joints. Although they have long been trusted in […]

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Here’s Why It’s Time To Consider a KEE Hybrid Roof

As building and facility owners perpetually demand improvement in the performance of thermoset and thermoplastic roof membranes, researchers and chemists have continued to evolve and advance their technologies and capabilities. While improvements have been made to improve the performance of both TPO’s and PVC’s, KEE is indisputably the highest-performing thermoplastic roof membrane on the market. […]

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Urethane & The Evolution of Roofing Technology

This post originally appeared on the Buildings Buzz blog. Low-slope roofing technology is perpetually evolving, and architects, contractors, and roof system manufacturers are continually trying to differentiate and improve their products and services. From 1850 to 1950, virtually every low-slope roof was a built-up roof (BUR), an old but proven system with alternating layers of […]

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Hot Asphalt Tips

It’s summertime, which means you may be seeing more asphalt being applied to commercial roofing systems than any other time of the year, especially if you live in cold-weather climates. If you’ll be applying asphalt to a roof this summer, keep in mind that the coverage rate of hot asphalt as an interply adhesive is […]

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