American Roofing Systems Corporation is built on a foundation of value to customers, vast experience in its services and high quality in its products. Because of the myriad numbers of systems available in the roofing market, customers can never be sure if the right combination of products is being installed for the particular requirements of each situation. American Roofing begins by evaluating the customer’s needs and budget, and then offers its recommendations based on many years of acquired knowledge and actual practice.
There are a great many factors that go into a roofing decision. Most customers do not replace their roof very often so they are unfamiliar with the complexity of their decision. American Roofing Systems guides the specifier through this decision, ensuring that the correct membrane is chosen based on the unique requirements of each building.
American Roofing Systems offers every membrane system available in the industry, not just a small number of options, which are “force-fit” to the situation. American Roofing Systems does not “over specify” products to create budgets that strain the finances of the customer with roofing systems that do not add appreciable performance or longevity.
American Roofing Systems’ Chief Technical Officer and Co-Owner, Dr. Kenneth Brzozowski, Ph.D., has over 40 years of involvement in the roofing market. Ken has specialized in various areas of product development, manufacturing, installation, system design and problem solving and resolution. Ken is available to all customers of American Roofing Systems and carefully monitors the quality and technical directions of all its system installations.
Starting on Saturday, April 13, 2013, Gibson Roofs of Hanover, Massachusetts began the Manassah Bradley School project for Boston Public Schools. The project consists of a vapor barrier consisting of ARS UNIFORCE Base Sheet felt and ARS Elastoset Adhesive. On top of the vapor barrier are three plies of TRIFORCE trilaminate roofing sheets and ARS Elastoset Adhesive. Some of the other products used on the project include ARS' Insul-Bond solvent-free insulation adhesive, GP Asphalt Primer, Aquahalt Mastic and ARS' Pitch Pan Sealer.
By Dr. Kenneth Brzozowski, Ph.D.
Roof problems certainly do not qualify as one of the pleasant experiences of life. Even those of a minor nature can test the limits of patience and produce a great deal of inconvenience and disruption in a building or facility. Major problems, requiring the replacement of large roof areas, can significantly affect a company’s profit and loss picture. The impact on the bottom line can be especially distressing if the roof repairs or replacement are unexpected and hot part of a planned budget.
No matter what the type, roofs have predictable aging patterns and will require repair and eventual replacement. Not always understood, however, is the fact that there are techniques and materials available that will substantially extend the useful service life of a roof system. We will review some of these procedures and survey a few of the product options that can be employed.
There is little argument that good maintenance, in one form or another, is the key to extending the utility of just about everything in our lives. In the case of a building and its components, maintenance usually involves the application of paints, coating or some other type of liquid treatment. The confusion for the owner or manager, however, lies with the vast number of product choices available for maintenance applications. Even further complexity results from the need to use different types of coatings and weatherproofing products for different building areas and surfaces.
This article will focus on the various materials used in building construction and discuss some of the most frequent maintenance issues associated with them. A general review of the types of products which have proven most successful in solving common problems will also be given.
By Dr. Kenneth Brzozowski, Ph.D.
Over the years, cold-applied roof membrane systems have proven to be excellent alternatives to the more traditional hot systems. Whether used through choice or because a job situation dictates them, cold systems have a demonstrated history of good performance and offer certain installation advantages as well.
This article will include some of the most common cold membranes now in use. As the number of roofing membrane choices has grown, so have the cold-applied alternatives. Each major type of roofing – built-up, modified bitumen as well as the elastomeric and thermoplastic single-plies – now offers cold application methods along with the other installation options.