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.
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, Ken Brzozowski, P.h.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.
July 31, 2012 - American Roofing Systems' Technical Departnment has been rewarded for its hard work as Underwriters Laboratories approved its unique, ground-breaking systems, in Chicago, Illinois this week. Dr. Ken Brzozowski, Ph.D., Chief Technical Officer and Co-Owner of American Roofing Systems, put together an innovative built-up roofing system that included his custom cold-applied adhesives and unbreakable trilaminate felts, also known as the TRIFORCE line.
UL 790 include three test procedures: Spread of Flame, Intermittent Flame, and the Burning Brand. During all fire tests, there can be no flaming or glowing wood particles falling off the underside of the test deck; the roof deck cannot become exposed; and portions of the deck must not fall or break away in the formof glowing particles.
By: Dr. Kenneth Brzozowski, Ph.D, Chief Technical Officer & Co-Owner of American Roofing Systems
There can be little debate that the roof is the most abused component of the building. It is subjected to all forms of natural stress such as rain, snow, drastic temperature changes, wind in the harmful rays of the sun. In addition, the roof also must stand up to innumerable man-made abuses such as vandalism, foot traffic, storage of materials, accumulation of chemicals, and equipment servicing/installation activities – to name a few.
Despite all this mistreatment, the roof must continue to serve three functions critical to maintaining the operations within the building: a water barrier, an insulator of heat, and in combination with the decking system, the roof must bear the weight of permanent (dead) and temporary (live) weight loads.
By: Dr. Kenneth Brzozowski, Ph.D., Chief Technical Officer & Co-Owner of American Roofing Systems
The use of coating materials in roof applications continues to grow.
Factors such as limitations in available funds, improvements in coating performance and successes with past applications have led specifiers to become increasingly dependent on the coating option. A challenge with the coating selection process is the vast number of products available and the variety of the technologies which are being marketed.
A helpful first step in viewing the roof coating market is to list the major types of the various products which are being offered. A short summary of the properties of each type of coating is included. Once the types of products are identified, guidance is offered with regard as to their most appropriate applications.