When it comes to selecting a roof system, architects and designers face many considerations today that weren’t factors 15 years ago. Wind uplift performance guidelines have changes, as have attachment methods. A host of regulatory mandates and voluntary certifications have to be considered, including ASHRAE 189.1, Title 24, Energy Star, and LEED. A roof today is much more likely to serve as a platform for photovoltaic panels or vegetative systems, and these pose their own additional challenges.


All of these concerns will be explored in the next ARW University free webinar, “Top 10 Considerations for Specifying a Single Ply Membrane in 2013.” The live event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. Eastern. Helene Hardy Pierce, vice president of Technical Services, Codes, and Industry Relations for GAF, will provide insight into the key issues to consider when selecting a roofing system. She will also discuss new building envelope requirements and improvements in material installation methods. This webinar is approved for both 1 AIA Learning Unit and 1 RCI Continuing Education Hour. If you can’t view the live event, you can also view it on demand. To register for this free event, just visit www.TheCECampus.comor click here. http://thececampus.com/Courses/course_register/cat/arw-university?utm_source=ARW&utm_medium=blog+post&utm_campaign=ARW+08-20-13



During the session, Hardy Pierce will:

  1. Identify building envelope requirements that drive roofing system selection.
  2. Describe four different installation methods for single ply roofing systems.
  3. Detail the benefits and shortcomings of each installation method.
  4. Identify the drivers of the growth in cool roofing.


And once the roof is installed, maintenance is another key issue, noted Hardy Pierce. “Lack of roofing system maintenance is likely the No. 1 cause of premature roofing system failure, so regardless of the system installed, maintenance of the system is critical to its long-term success,” she said. “Maintenance is an annual expense, but should be viewed as an important long-term investment.”


For more information about this webinar or to register, just click here.