Building Science FAQ — Ep. 3

Building Science FAQ — Ep. 3

What is a roof coating? Welcome to Episode 3 of The Building Science FAQ series. The Building Science FAQ video series explores some of the technical questions that crop up when specifying a low-slope roof. In this episode, Jennifer Keegan, Director of Building and Roof Science, GAF, and Jim Kirby, Building and Roofing Science Architect, …

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CRF 4: Membrane Reflectivity - GAF Blog

CRF 4: Membrane Reflectivity – GAF Blog

Welcome to Chapter 4 of Commercial Roofing Fundamentals — an introduction to commercial roofing that provides an overview of concepts driving industry decision-making. Membrane Reflectivity The basic premise of reflective roofing is simply that a reflective roof will reduce the heat load on a building and thereby reduce the amount of air conditioning used.  Of course, actual …

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CRF 5: Reflective Membranes and the Heat Island Effect

CRF 5: Reflective Membranes and the Heat Island Effect

Welcome to Chapter 5 of Commercial Roofing Fundamentals — an introduction to commercial roofing that provides an overview of concepts driving industry decision-making. Reflective Membranes and the Heat Island Effect While reflective roofs can assist in improving energy efficiency, they may also help to lower urban heat island effects. It’s been found that reflecting the sun’s energy …

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Maximizing the Customer Experience Pt. 2 — GAF Contractor’s Corner Ep. 4

Maximizing the Customer Experience Pt. 2 — GAF Contractor’s Corner Ep. 4

On GAF Contractor’s Corner we talk to roofing professionals about what’s driving their business. We explore successes, challenges, tips tools and more. The podcast is hosted by Don Kilcoyne and will feature interviews with contractors as well as experts on topics of use to contractors. Please join the discussion in the comments section, and subscribe …

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Building Science FAQ — Ep. 4

Building Science FAQ — Ep. 4

Welcome to Episode 4 of The Building Science FAQ series. The Building Science FAQ video series explores some of the technical questions that crop up when specifying a low-slope roof. In this episode, Jennifer Keegan, director of building and roof science, GAF, and Jim Kirby, GAF building and roofing science architect, address a common area …

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Contractor's Corner Ep. 5: It Pays to Talk Financing — with Gregory Bjornson

Contractor’s Corner Ep. 5: It Pays to Talk Financing — with Gregory Bjornson

In this episode of Contractor’s Corner, we sit down with Gregory Bjornson, Finance Program Manager at GAF. Greg advocates including a financing discussion in every in-home sales meeting. Even if you’re happy with your close rate (but really, who’s completely satisfied with their close rate…?) adding financing gives your customers more options, which gives you …

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Building Science FAQ — Ep. 5

James R. Kirby, AIA, is a GAF building and roofing science architect. Jim has a Masters of Architectural Structures and is a licensed architect. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the roofing industry covering low-slope roof systems, steep-slope roof systems, metal panel roof systems, spray polyurethane foam roof systems, vegetative roof coverings, and …

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Helene Hardy Pierce Awarded Roofing Industry's Highest Honor

Helene Hardy Pierce Awarded Roofing Industry’s Highest Honor

Helene Hardy Pierce, vice president of technical services, codes, and industry relations for GAF, has been presented with the J.A. Piper Award by the National Roofing Contractor’s Association. Presented each year at NRCA’s annual convention, the J.A. Piper Award recognizes roofing professionals who have devoted constant, outstanding service to the association and roofing industry. “The …

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Solar Power is Now Competitive

Solar Power is Now Competitive

For Commercial Roofing, Careful Design and Material Choices Can Make Solar Compelling Each energy production type, such as coal and solar, has a range of costs depending on location, the efficiency of the particular equipment used, etc. Today the range of costs of photovoltaic — or solar —power now overlap those of conventional sources of …

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