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PIMA Updates its QualityMark Program: What Does it Mean for You?

R-value, the measure of insulation’s resistance to heat flow, is a critical factor in choosing insulation, and helps architects, building owners and roofing contractors to accurately determine the insulation’s long-term thermal resistance (LTTR). In an effort to improve the performance of polyisocyanurate products, the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) has recently updated the QualityMark-certified R-value […]

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Approved Uses for Gypsum Classified Roof Cover Boards

One concern that often arises when determining the scope of work for a particular project is what cover boards are approved with Garland roof systems and in what applications can they be applied?  As shown in Table 1, there are three gypsum cover boards that are approved which include DensDeck Prime, DensDeck DuraGuard, and Securock […]

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Effects of Greases, Oil, and Chemicals on Low-Slope Roofing Materials

Did you know that greases, oil, and chemical effluents can be even harder on your roof than the weather?  Roofing systems are intended to provide protection from natural elements such as rain, snow, hail, sleet, etc.  Low-slope roofing systems that are properly designed, installed and maintained should provide the user with satisfactory protection from these […]

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The Value of High-Performance Dual-Fiberglass and Polyester-Reinforced Membranes

  Garland’s premium membranes are reinforced by a dual fiberglass and polyester scrim providing excellent tear and tensile strength while incorporating extended elongation characteristics providing a high-performance membrane for today’s building needs.  Garland has combined two traditional reinforcement technologies allowing our membranes to possess the superior strength of fiberglass while incorporating the elongation and fatigue […]

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Difficult Roofing Details Demand Tuff Solutions

Garland introduces easy-to-install Tuff Flash waterproofing protection for sealing difficult and unique roof details fast and watertight.   Building owners and contractors are constantly trying to find more durable and applicator friendly products to address today’s building design issues. In response, Garland continues to push our processes to create products that allow the industry to build better roof […]

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Modified Membrane Testing

Understanding ASTM D2523 vs. ASTM D5147 Both ASTM methods are standard test methods employed by roofing manufacturers to test their modified asphaltic roof membranes. The difference is: D2523 is a method that describes how to perform load-strain tests and is more geared toward testing whole assembled systems D5147 describes the battery of tests the manufacturer […]

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