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Withstanding the test of time, bituminous roofing products bring a proven track record to low-slope roofing. Bituminous roofing systems are known for their long service life, dependability, and exceptional waterproofing. There are two main types of bituminous roof...read more
Single-ply roofing in North America traces its origins back to the early 1960s when the first EPDM rubber roofs were installed. Since then, single-ply roofing has grown in popularity due to its long service life, dependability, and ease of installation. Today,...read more
EPDM roofing membranes first came on the scene in 1962 and became increasingly popular in the 1970s as the oil embargo drove up the price of asphalt-based roofs. Over the course of the last 50-plus years, numerous enhancements have been made to EPDM system components,...read more
The RCI Foundation has approved a two-year research grant totaling up to $50,000 to SPRI (representing the Single-Ply Roofing Industry) for research on the roofing assembly. SPRI is a collection of commercial roofing industry experts dedicated to providing an open...read more
The RICOWI Board of Directors announced the release of an investigation report on Hurricane Irma on September 23, 2018. The Wind Investigation Program (WIP) Committee deployed volunteer hurricane wind investigators after Hurricane Irma made landfall. Team members for...read more
The ballroom at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI, was filled to capacity at the SPRI quarterly meeting in July. The schedule was packed with 17 task force meetings and two special SPRI Member Services education sessions. A lunchtime discussion led by Dick Davis and...read more