02 May 2012

Solution for Solar Applications w White Single Ply Roofs

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Just learned of this new, patented solution that allows you to mount solar(and other roof top equipment) without penetrating the roof membrane.
Anchor has two major membrane manufacturers that have given their endorsements to use the U-Anchor line with current projects IB Roof Systems and Duro-Last . Anchor Products has also been invited to continue discussions with Firestone, Carlisle, Sarnafil and FiberTite.
 Here is the Link   www.anchorp.com

2 Responses to “Solution for Solar Applications w White Single Ply Roofs”

  1. Dorothy Seward says:

    The first time in several months that I have searched Yahoo for search and actually got an interesting answer. Thanks!

  2. Daila says:

    As an architect, I have been densgniig ‘flat roof’ buildings for over 20 years. But none of these roofs are actually flat, and we have found that two areas are especially vulnerable to water penetration. The first is at roof penetrations, where improper flashing can cause serious leaks, and the second is at parapet penetrations for downspouts and overflows. Based on my own empirical research, I think that flat roofs can be water tight if the correct system is installed and if the workmanship is at a high quality. We spend a great deal of time detailing and inspecting the work on projects we design.Now, regarding green roofs and watering. In California, because of our relatively benign climate, we can use drought tolerant plants, eliminating the need for watering.We are currently densgniig a complex of 120 residential units in 7 “mini towers” in the Oakland Hills and we are incorporating “green roofs” over both the parking podium and on a portion of each building roof. However, we are not incorporating them for insulation value, but rather for their value in reducing impermeable surface area so that we can meet strict California “on site” water treatment requirements, reduce the visibility of the structures within the landscape, and to create the outdoor gardens you spoke of. As far as cold climates, like Lake Tahoe, and insulation, we still like to design relatively flat roofs so that we can trap the snow and use its insulation value. It is ironic to me that much mountain architecture today still uses high pitched roofs. Not only do they shed the snow and eliminate the insulation value, but they also usually dump it at the side of the building into undersized gutters. Water penetration and damage at eaves and fascias is common.Perhaps the most interesting thing to me regarding the long term potential of “green roofs” has to due with the industrial brownfield areas I provide planning services for. In every major urban center, there are thousands of acres of industrial roof tops, unshaded by surrounding buildings or vegetation, that can be both green and productive. I picture flying into one of these communities and instead of seeing acres of flat white roofs, seeing a patchwork of small organic rooftop gardens generating both local food and oxygen.

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