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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Changes In Roofing Demands Over The Past 5 Years

Many people postpone their plans for improving their homes until the following year because they have to shop for back to school items such as football and soccer cleats for their children. Consequently, they end up spending more money when they postpone their plans to install new roofs because roofing materials and especially asphalt shingles, which is the most popular, become more costly as time goes by.

Just a few months ago, suppliers gave notices to many people about a possible 5% price increase for asphalt underlayment that have ice/water and felt shield and asphalt shingles, which are the most commonly used commodities. In the last 5 years, such price increases have become common even though some people do not consider them important. In effect, the demand for new roofs has decreased significantly.

The price increases for roofing materials like EPDM Rubber,Liquid EPDM Rubber and Liquid RV Roof repair has led to a slight increase in the cost of labor and a significant increase in the cost of replacing roofs over the past few years. Asphalt based roofing materials become more costly because of various factors. The increase in oil prices that people experienced a few years ago is largely responsible for the increased in the price of the aforementioned materials.

In spite of the drastic changes in oil prices, which have led to the leveling off and significant drops , the prices of asphalt roofing materials continue to increase steadily because they are not easily available . Hence, many people consider their availability one of the greatest contributors to the steady increase in roofing prices and subsequent decline in roofing demands over the past few years.

The roofing industry uses less than 10% of all asphalt while people use the remaining 90% for pavement. Many people think that the prices of asphalt shingles and other bituminous products that are ideal for constructing residential houses would change as the home building, home improvement industries fail, and the economy faces numerous hardships. However, the consumption of asphalt has increased significantly thanks to the transportation projects.

Thanks to “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, , which shows that the dollars that the government collects in the form of taxes is working, the Department of Transportation has released billions of dollars for people to reinvest across the nation. Many people think that the local government is using a big percentage of this money for the paving of roadways and for resurfacing purposes.

As compared to the steady demand for asphalt, which is commonly used for pavement, the impact that the current decline in home improvement and home building has on the prices of asphalt is not that great especially because the federal government has increased transportation projects significantly. However, the creation of higher value products by making oil-refining facilities more efficient has also affected the asphalt prices.

The production of fuels by using oil is largely responsible for producing asphalt. The federal government made the efficient increase in the production of fuels by using oil mandatory by introducing measures a few years ago. In effect, it led to an increase in the demand for asphalt even though some people considered these mechanisms cokers for the manufacture of “Ultra Low Sulfur Fuels, which are very effective nowadays.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Choose The Best Roofing Material

There are certain roofing materials available like Liquid applied roofing systems to choose from. Each having its own pros and cons. Moreover the cost is one of them and the material is a also a big factor. You should ask your contractor about the best roofing material, keeping in mind the place where you have to deploy it. Moreover there are certain materials available now which are attributed as green materials and are energy star related. This factor should also be kept in mind. Some of materials available in the market are:

Asphalt Shingles: 

 Asphalt shingles are perhaps the most used roofing material in the world, especially in the USA. According to an estimate, 75% of American homes have asphalt shingle as the roofing material. It is less costly and easier to install, moreover it has the ability to survive the worst of the weather conditions. But the lifespan of asphalt shingle roof is much less than the other roofing materials. Moreover it is made of such products that are not recyclable and it does not gold a good environmental track record as well.

Wood shingles and shakes: 

Wood shingles are made with certain woods and you can purchase them in a number of varieties with cedar being used the most. Wood shingles are made and cut on the machine, whereas wood shakes are handmade and they appear little rough. The biggest concern that is related with the ordinary wood shingles is that they have a low fire rating. So you should decide this material with a lot of care. Moreover you can buy a material with the highest fire rating at an additional cost. Adding to its favor, it is a natural product but require high maintenance.

Clay and concrete tiles:

Concrete and clay tiles are perhaps the oldest and the most elegant roofing material for your place. They mostly come in lighter colors thus allowing them to reflect a maximum of sunlight thus keeping the roof cooler. These are very durable, long lasting and provide better protection. They come in a variety of shapes, textures and quality. You can choose one that fits your lifestyle. Clay tiles are one of than most green roofing materials available. Moreover they are energy efficient and environment friendly. You should keep in mind that these are heavy materials, and may require additional roof framing to support them.


Slate is an elegant, beautiful, eye catching, and non leaching material. A slate roof life can be as long as hundreds of years. It mostly comes in dark colors, so it is not recommended for the buildings located at high temperature regions. It is easily recyclable and environment friendly.

 Metal Roofs:

Metal roofs are probably the most stylish and cool roofs available now a day. These are available in copper, steel and aluminum metals. They are highly reflective and cause cooling effect. Moreover they are durable and may run twice as long as asphalt or wood shingles. They are light in weight and can withstand adverse weather conditions. They are environment friendly as well.

 Fiber Cement:

Fiber cement is composed up of three components, concrete, clay and wood fiber. They are lighter in weight than the concrete tiles and are very durable. They come in many shapes sizes and colors. But there is a drawback that you may not use them in cooler regions as they may crack. They are easily recyclable.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

EPDM Coatings, Suppliers of Liquid Rubber, the only liquid epdm rubber in the world will be sponsoring a video contest in 2013.   EPDM Coatings will be awarding both a $500.00 and $1000.00 award for the best submitted videos and total views on YouTube.  Check back on our site in March for details.