By Karen Knapstein

This issue is so full, there wasn’t much room left for me! I’m ok with that; nothing I could say would be more important than the news and features included in this edition. 

And this edition is a HOT one … you’ll find loads of information about how heat and UV light impact roofing materials. Not only is it important that you understand the effects of these environmental factors, it’s helpful if you can convey to your customers the changes they will see in their roofs over the years — and why. 

 Also, you’ll find the feature beginning on page 44 very interesting. It’s a case study about a Wisconsin roof that didn’t last nearly as long as it should have. The failure wasn’t because of shoddy materials or workmanship on the roof, but because whomever added insulation afterwards packed it to the roof deck and blocked the vents. 

If you have re-roof cases and/or photos, we’d love to hear from you. You can reach me at [email protected] or 715-513-6767.