Vinyl Roofing Systems: Questions Answered
What are the key characteristics of vinyl that specifying architects should know? What are common misconceptions about vinyl? Walter Scarborough, director of specifications for HKS Architects gets to ask everything he ever wanted to know about vinyl.
Recycling of vinyl roofing membranes is nearing mainstream implementation. And under the right circumstances, the benefits of recycling are hard to ignore.
Plastic Lumber Possibilities
Whether a composite mixture of wood and natural fibers or an entirely plastic material, ‘plastic lumber’ can provide resistance to insects, rot, and chemicals unmatched by many traditional materials.
Performance Across The Board
Extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam insulating sheathing can be energy-efficient, easy to install, and lightweight. Using it as a standalone material in a building’s walls can help create a continuous thermal and moisture protection layer.
Composites as High Performance Building Solutions
As this feature illustrates, melding natural and manmade materials can yield new hybrids with enhanced performance. However, design professionals must understand the options
Roof Renovation With XPS
Extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation often retains its strength and R-value during re-roofing projects, saving time, money, and energy.