2012 Articles

White EPDM: Rising Star Among Sustainable Options

Interface, February 2012
by Bill Tippins, PhD, EPDM product manager for Firestone Building Products

This article examines the environmental benefits of EPDM roofs, focusing specifically on white EPDM as a sustainable roofing option.

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State of the Industry

Roofing Contractor, February 2012
by Chris King,Editorof Roofing Contractor

Addressing both the commercial and residential roofing markets, the annual State of the Industry Report in the February issue of Roofing Contractor offers advice on key issues that contractors may face in the year ahead.

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2011 Articles
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TPO Covers One of the Largest LEED Projects in the US

Western Roofing, November/December 2011
by Allen Sopko, TPO Product Manager for Firestone Building Products

A prominent construction project in Rancho Belago, Calif. featuring a large installation of Firestone Building Products' UltraPly™ TPO roofing system was the cover story for the November/December issue of Western Roofing.

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The Best Time is Now

Today’s Facility Manager, November 2011
by Phil LaDuke, Director of Quality Assurance for Firestone Building Products

With memories of the harsh winter of 2010-2011 not too far from facility managers’ minds, Firestone’s Phil LaDuke provides tips on preparing your roof for winter weather.

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The Office of Seven Gables

Metalmag, October 2011

Firestone UNA-CLAD metal wall panels and roofing panels, as well as Firestone RubberGard™ EcoWhite™ EPDM, contribute to the sustainability features of the LEED Gold Colorcon Corporate Headquarters and Technology Center.

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Materials Matter

Health Facilities Management, September 2011

Firestone Building Products Director of Quality Assurance Phil LaDuke shares some insight on the roofing materials that can help hospitals minimize damage during tornadoes, hurricanes and other severe weather occurrences.

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The Changing State of VOC Regulations

Professional Roofing,March 2011
by Dwayne Wacenske, Engineered Materials Chemist for Firestone Building Products

With commercial roofing regulations constantly evolving, the most recent changes to regulations governing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are affecting single-ply roofing adhesives, sealants and primers.

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EPDMResearch Sheds Light on Old Favorite

Western Roofing,March/April 2011
by Bill Tippins, EPDM product manager for Firestone Building Products

Learn about weatherability and other performance characteristics tested on EPDMroofing systems in the new ERA EPDMWeatherability Study.

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State of the Industry Report – Metal

Metal Architecture, January 2011

Read how an expert panel of residential and commercial roofing manufacturers, distributors, associations and contractors, including Robert Anderson, metal product manager for Firestone Building Products, characterize the economy of the past year and the effect it had on the metal roofing market. Also, the panel addresses the market conditions for the upcoming year.

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Firestone Building Products Company – SkyScape Product Profile

Today's Facility Manager, January 2011

Learn about Firestone's SkyScape Vegetative Roofing System and the many benefits it can offer facility managers.

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