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IB Articles

8 Jun
2016

Environmental Profile: Vinyl Roofing Membranes

What is vinyl and where does it come from? Vinyl is essentially derived from two simple ingredients: fossil fuel and salt. Petroleum or natural gas is processed to make ethylene, and salt is subjected to electrolysis to separate out the natural element chlorine. Ethylene and chlorine are combined to...

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8 Jun
2016

U.S. Department of Energy Embarks on Cool Roof Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Energy has launched a cool roof initiative, and Energy Secretary Steven Chu is urging other government agencies to follow his department’s lead. “Cool roofs are one of the quickest and lowest cost ways we can reduce our global carbon emissions an...

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1 Apr
2016

FM Approved Assembly: #319816-0-0

IB Roof Systems is pleased to announce the release of a new FM approved assembly. We now have testing data for a fully adhered membrane assembly over cover-board, extruded insulation, over a concrete deck. System Overview This system is only for new or tear-off applications. It features a fully adhe...

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1 Apr
2016

Clad Edge Metal Revision

IB Roof Systems is pleased to announce a revision to its standard details for attaching IB PVC clad metal for Drip Edge and Gravel Stop applications. This revision supersedes the current detail numbers ME-3 & FE-3 (Rev. 11-08) found in the 2010 Specifications Manual. This update eliminates the c...

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