In June, we announced that our Firestone brand of roofing, wall, and lining system products are adopting a new brand name—Elevate. We also shared that our company will adopt the Holcim name and brand, and our new division will be called Holcim Building Envelope.
Rest assured, roofing, wall, and lining products manufactured and sold by Holcim under the Elevate brand name are the same as those previously manufactured and sold under the Fir...
Whether you're working with commercial, industrial, or residential buildings, vegetative roofs are an attractive option for those with sustainability in mind.
Vegetative roofs are thin layers of living vegetation installed on top of conventional flat or sloping roofs. The vegetation could consist of grass, flowers, or shrubs planted over a waterproof roofing membrane, such as EPDM.
Although some people call thi...
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index found that at the close of 2021, a majority (62%) of contractors reported high difficulty finding skilled workers, up from 55% who
said the same the previous quarter.
To work around the talent shortage, contractors are asking their skilled workers to do more, turning down work, and submitting higher bids. But are these your only options? What can you do to avoid losing rev...
The year 2021 saw the most extreme heat wave in modern history and four $20 billion-plus weather mega-disasters worldwide: Hurricane Ida, monsoon flooding in China, severe winter weather in the southern and central U.S., and flooding in Germany and Belgium.
How can we protect ourselves and our communities from these disasters? One answer is through resilient building practices, such as resilient roofing.
Roofing contractors have installed cool roofing products on commercial, industrial, and residential buildings for more than 20 years. Cool roofing isn't a style, nor is it a fad. It's a building practice that can lower a building's energy costs and positively support the environment.
Learn how a few simple adjustments in materials and roofing practices could reduce a building's energy costs and improve climate and community.
Researching and selecting the best thermal insulation for your next commercial project can be time-consuming. You might default to what you've specified before, but if you aren't using Elevate ISOGARD™ polyiso insulation, you could be doing your project and client a disservice.
As a building owner, you're always looking for ways to improve the tenant experience and manage energy expenses. Building enhancements are a smart way to accomplish both, especially when discussing an enhancement like daylighting.
Your commercial building is a big investment, and you want every part of it to last as long as possible — including the roof. Once your roof goes, you risk damage to other parts of the building. And let’s not forget a roof replacement can come with a hefty price tag.
Thankfully, commercial roof maintenance can be easy and inexpensive, especially compared to a full roof replacement. These seven simple tips are proactive ways you can...
According to the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, around 20% of the energy used in the U.S. powers commercial buildings. By making your building more energy-efficient, you can save energy and money. Plus, you may even get a tax deduction out of it.
But improving the energy efficiency of a building isn't as easy as just installing LED light bulbs. Here we explain different ways you can improve the energy efficiency of a...
You've come across the acronyms ;HFC; and ;HFO; when working with spray foam roof adhesive and insulation, but do you know what they stand for? Though the two acronyms only share a slight, one-letter difference, they represent two very different environmental outcomes.
HFCs contribute to global warming, and new regulations aim to limit their negative impact by replacing them with HFOs. Learn about the dangers of HFCs, new regulations, an...