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September 2016 News Letter

Service Works "Up On Top" Newsletter
September 2016
Make no mistake about it, the roofing construction industry is very much in the mode of embracing new technologies. Anything that can drive down costs for everyone involved, generate more options for their customers, and give them the ever-attractive dedication to green technology is going to be appealing. 

Emerging technologies include green roofing with products and options that are lighter, stronger, more durable, more affordable, and better for the environment. Cool roof coatings are giving old roofs new leases on life. These coatings are better at reflecting harmful UV rays of the sun and adding formidable protection from the weather. Even asphalt roofing systems have made great advances from durability to worker safety and environmental consciousness.

For the business owner or manager interested in changing their current roof, one thing is for certain. When it comes to new technology in roofing construction, there are a lot of things going on that are worth getting excited about. New technologies are opening up consumers from all walks of life to more options for their roof than ever before.

To see how new the technologies can benefit your property call your local branch of Service Works, Your Full Service Roofing Contractor.

Your Service Works Team

New Technologies in Asphalt Roofing
Over the last three to four decades, asphalt roofing systems have made great advances, from technology and durability to worker safety and environmental consciousness. With the introduction of single-ply roof systems in the United States in the 1970s, the asphalt roofing industry didn't rest on its laurels; it was progressive and continued to innovate, as it continues to do today. Individual components of bituminous roof systems such as asphalt, reinforcements, surfacings, and attachment methods have advanced. And, unquestionably, there have been many full-system enhancements in fire, wind, and impact-resistance. 

Component Advancements

From the late 1890s into the 1960s, there was essentially only one type of asphalt used in roofing - oxidized asphalt. While oxidized asphalt continued to perform well for decades, many more options are now available. Low-fuming asphalts and low-odor asphalt with increased equiviscous temperature (EVT) and flashpoints have increased the options for specifiers and installers. Today's oxidized asphalt is now more "engineered." There are four types available, each with different characteristics such as softening point, hardness, ductility and EVT.  There are more choices to allow asphalt types to be appropriately selected for different aspects of a roofing project, such as flashings, vapor retarders and adhesives. 

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