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Basics & Theory

Building Science: Evolution of Roofing Membranes
Building Science online slide show presentation describes the evolution of roofing membranes. (PDF)

Roof Help: Built Up Roofing: Tar & Gravel Systems
Roof Help site explains the tar & gravel system, including in-depth information on materials, insulation values, galvanic scale, and links to more roofing resources.
Industry Sectors

SPRI: Single Ply Roofing Industry
US Single Ply Roofing Industry resource site supplies information on single-ply sheet membrane systems, component suppliers and more.
Issues & Performance

IRC: Air Leakage vs. Air Intrusion In Low-sloped Roofing Assemblies
Canadian Institute for Research in Construction study clarified how air intrusion in mechanically- attached, low-sloped membrane roofs differs from air leakage through wall and window assemblies. (PDF)

BCBEC: Roof Membrane Substrates
BC Building Envelope Council online slide show presentation describes options, issues and considerations for roof membrane substrates and their impact on roof performance. (PDF)

Energy Manager: Consider Your Options For Sustainable Roofing
Energy Manager article describes benefits of white roofs, green roofs (rooftop gardens or vegetative roofs) and high-performance roofs. It provides an overview of things to consider in choosing a system for your application.

JLC: Installing Built-Up Hot-Mop Roofing
Journal of Light Construction describes how to select materials that are appropriate to the climate and slope, and to pay careful attention to flashings, penetrations, and terminations for a leak-free built-up roof. (PDF) Free Registration Required

JLC: Low-Slope Re-Roof With EPDM Membrane
Journal of Light Construction explains how a Remodeler installed a self-adhesive EPDM membrane to protect the living space under a nearly flat roof. (PDF) Free Registration Required
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