The National Great Rivers Research and Education
Center serves as both a museum and a scientific research facility for
individuals interested in how the ecosystem functions at the confluence of the
Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers.
For more than 100 years, American Building
Components has been a leading provider of metal roofing systems, metal wall
panels, and building components for your commercial, residential, post-frame,
and agricultural building projects.
Because we will never truly get away from the
roofing industry’s hands-on practices in product application and service
doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to handcuff ourselves and our companies
to the same sales, production and accounting ways of the past.
They set themselves apart from the rest of the industry not only because of the revenue they generate, but how they positioned themselves to stay on top. The contractors on Roofing Contractor's Top 100 list know what it takes to remain successful in tough times and in good times.
With such a wide variety of roofing materials available, homeowners can become confused by conflicting data when selecting a roofing system for a new home or a renovation project. According to reports provided by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), the most popular choice is asphalt shingles, which cover 80 percent of homes in the United States.
System attachment is the most critical element of roof design and application. Improper attachment results in the increased probability of wind blow-offs and contributes to membrane strain created by differential movement of the system components.
Architectural Commissioning (ARCx), a more comprehensive term for Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx), is a systematic process of ensuring that the exterior elements of a newly-constructed or renovated building provide effective environmental separation between the exterior environment and interior occupied space according to the building Owner’s Performance Requirements (OPR) for the intended use.
The initial cost of a roof system is typically 10 percent of the total building cost. However, over the life span the building the roof could account for nearly 60 percent of the building’s total maintenance costs.
Roof consultants typically work with both the building owner and the roofing contractor, giving them a unique perspective when it comes to examining roof maintenance. Roofing Contractor spoke with four consultants who work with building owners across the country and asked them to share their clients’ key concerns and their goals in setting up roof asset management programs.