Case Studies

December 13, 2019

Case Study: Carlisle's RapidLock TPO Makes Cold Temperature Application Possible

A case study that features Carlisle's FleeceBACK® RapidLock (RL™) TPO membrane on the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, NE.

September 02, 2019

Case Study: Carlisle's PVC Shelters Boston Celtics

A case study that details the installation of Carlisle's 60-mil Sure-Flex PVC roofing system on the 58,000 square-foot Auerbach Center, the home of the Boston Celtics practice arena.

June 20, 2019

Huron High School Gym Re-Roof - FleeceBACK® KEE HP Case Study

A case study on Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, featuring a FleeceBACK KEE HP Roofing System with Sure-Flex PVC Contour Ribs.

May 22, 2019

Case Study: FleeceBACK RapidLock (RL) EPDM - iQor Customer Service Call Center

A case study that details the installation of Carlisle's FleeceBACK RapidLock (RL) EPDM roofing system on the 42,000 square-foot iQor Customer Service Call Center in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

May 22, 2018

Case Study: Carlisle EPDM Restores Historic Masonic Lodge

Case study outlines use of Carlisle EPDM adhered with CAV-GRIP III on Millersville Masonic Lodge 126 in Indianapolis, IN.

June 22, 2017

Case Study: Carlisle EPDM and PVC Unite Atop Colorado Hospital

Case study outlines use of Carlisle EPDM and PVC on hospital in Colorado

April 20, 2017

Case Study: Carlisle’s FleeceBACK® KEE HP Rehabilitates Norfolk Harbor Museum

A case study that details the installation of a FleeceBACK KEE HP roofing system on the 55,000 square-foot Nauticus building in Norfolk, VA. The 115-mil FleeceBACK KEE HP membrane was fully adhered with FAST Adhesive.

March 24, 2017

Case Study: Carlisle FleeceBACK TPO Provides Long-term Protection for NY Non-Profit

Contractor, architect and owner agree that Carlisle's FleeceBACK TPO roof system is the ideal choice for replacing the failing roof atop this Albany, NY non-profit.

February 24, 2017

Case Study: Carlisle’s FleeceBACK Protects Kansas High School

A case study that details the installation of a FleeceBACK TPO roofing system on the 224,000 square-foot Southeast High School in Witchita, KS. The 115-mil FleeceBACK TPO membrane was fully adhered with Flexible FAST Adhesive over two layers of 1.8"-thick polyiso and 1/2"-thick DensDeck cover board.

January 24, 2017

Case Study: FleeceBACK Installed on Hail-Damaged Rooftops in Texas

Severe hailstorms destroyed the rooftops at the Mineral Wells School District. Officials decided to re-roof the buildings with Carlisle's durable FleeceBACK TPO to prevent future destruction.

January 13, 2017

Case Study: Willard High - A School with a Modern Profile

Willard City School District installs Carlisle's FleeceBACK KEE HP PVC FRS membrane with a Contour Rib Profile.

January 03, 2017

Case Study: Sure-Flex PVC Protects Students at West Springfield High School

A case study that details the installation of a Sure-Flex PVC roofing system on the 146,000 square-foot West Springfield High School in West Springfield, MA. The 60-mil PVC membrane was installed using the RhinoBond membrane attachment system over two layers of 2 1/2"-thick polyiso and 1/4"-thick DensDeck cover board.

October 04, 2016

Case Study: Fashion Outlets of Chicago

A case study from a challenging 390,000 square foot job in Chicago, IL. A mechanically fastened .080 white Sure-Flex™ PVC system was installed because of its long service life, superior resistance to punctures and tears, exceptional seam strength, and ease of installation in a variety of temperatures.

November 04, 2015

Case Study: Restoring the Bucky Fuller Geodesic Dome

A case study that details the restoration of the historic Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome using Carlisle's 60-mil Sure-Weld TPO adhered over 1/2" SecurShield HD Polyiso insulation.

October 07, 2015

Case Study: EPDM Sustainability - 30 Years Old and Counting

A case study that details two ballasted EPDM roofs in Maine that were installed more than 30 years ago and are still performing, exhibiting the strength, long-term durability, and sustainability of Sure-Seal EPDM.

June 19, 2015

Case Study: Carlisle SynTec Outfits Cabela's

This case study outlines use of a 90-mil, HotMopped FleeceBACK EPDM system.

February 19, 2015

Case Study: FleeceBACK KEE HP PVC Improves Wright City Middle School

Carlisle’s FleeceBACK KEE HP PVC Improves Wright City Middle School’s Roofing System.

January 20, 2015

Case Study: Aleppo Shriners Auditorium Re-roofing Project

A case study that details a new EPDM roof that replaced an existing PVC roof on the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, MA. A black EPDM roof was selected as it is an excellent choice in cold, northern climates as it can reduce heating costs in addition to many other benefits.

November 21, 2014

West Park Elementary School Elevating Expectation with Sure-Weld TPO Case Study

The West Park Elementary School Case Study displays the proven long-term performance of Carlisle’s Sure-Weld TPO roofing systems. Carlisle’s Sure-Weld TPO continues to elevate expectations with this 17 year old roof.

November 26, 2013

TPO Proven Performance Case Study

Case studies of TPO projects with over 15 years of installed performance.

July 16, 2013

Case Study: David L. Lawrence Convention Center South Terrace

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center South Terrace is a vegetative green roof with water-jet cut glass pavers, fully adhered FleeceBACK® PVC membrane, leak detection system, tapered polyiso insulation below membrane, and reverse tapered EPS insulation.

February 13, 2013

Healthcare Facility Project Profiles

Descriptions of four healthcare facilities that feature Carlisle single-ply roofing systems. Projects include Rush University Hospital, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Jacob Health Care and Saint Mary's Hospital.

January 24, 2013

FleeceBACK Membrane Provides Ultimate Cover for Spray Foam Insulation

Carlisle's FleeceBACK Sure-White EPDM membrane was recently installed over SPF insulation on a project in Pennsylvania. This system offers superior durability and numerous other benefits compared to more commonly used acrylic coatings.

October 11, 2012

Case Study: Major Retailer Lowers Heating Costs with Carlisle EPDM Roof

Staples, an EPA Green Power Partner, utilized a Carlisle EPDM roof system on its New York distribution facility to help lower its heating costs.

March 15, 2012

Case Study: Carlisle's White EPDM Helps Cut Supermarket Cooling Costs

Carlisle's ENERGY STAR-qualified Sure-White EPDM roof system is installed on a new supermarket to help cut its cooling costs. The fully adhered roof system features two layers of polyiso insulation to further cut energy consumption.

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Case Study: Clarkson University Indoor Recreation Center

A case study that details the installation of a 115-mil FleeceBACK EPDM roofing system on the 66,300 square-foot hyperbolic paraboloid roof of Clarkson University's Indoor Recreation Center in Potsdam, NY. The FleeceBACK EPDM membrane was fully adhered with FAST Adhesive.

January 01, 0001

Energy-Efficient Roofing White Paper

See how energy-efficient roofing isn't a simple black and white issue

January 01, 0001

Effects of Urban Surfaces and White Roofs on Global and Regional Climate

47-page study highlights the TRUE effects of urban surfaces and white roofs on the climate. Key information notifying the advantages of dark roofing materials in cooler climates is highlighted on pages 4, 5 and 21.

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The Uncool Consequences of Cool Roofing

Article published in the July 2013 issue of Professional Roofing discusses how geographic areas, climates, and weather conditions factor into selecting the correct type of roof system.

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Case Study: Offices of The Architectural Group, Inc. - Grandville, Michigan

A case study from Grandville, MI, where a Roof$ense Report was used to help earn a LEED credit when it was proven that black EPDM was the most energy-efficient roof in this cool, Northern climate.

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Heat It Up: New ASTM Requirements for TPO Roofing Membranes

Article published in February 2012 issue of RCI Interface discusses new ASTM requirements for TPO roofing membranes.

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Cost of Cool Roofing

Article published in the July/August 2013 issue of Western Roofing magazine discusses how climate affects the overall energy savings of a roofing system.

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Questioning Cool Roofs

Article printed in the January/February 2013 issue of Commercial Building Products reviews five studies and technical articles that consider various concerns associated with cool roofing systems. www.cbpmagazine.com.

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Made in the USA: Carlisle’s Culture of Innovation Drives New Capital Investments

Article published in the December 2014 issue of Roofing Contractor featuring Carlisle’s capital investments, including the PVC manufacturing line in Greenville, IL.

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Ballast: Cooler Than You Think

Article published in the October 2013 issue of Roofing Contractor examines the advantages of ballasted EPDM roof assemblies.

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Ballasted EPDM - The Original Sustainable Roof

Article published in the November 2013 issue of Professional Roofing discusses how ballasted EPDM roof systems have been a sustainable option for decades.

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The Myth of White Roofs in Northern Climates

Article published in the February 2015 issue of HPAC Engineering discusses the heating penalty white reflective roofs carry in northern climates.

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Rocks are the New Green

Article published in the March/April issue of American School and Hospital Facility Magazine discusses the sustainable benefits of ballasted EPDM roofing systems.

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Light Not Always Right

Article published in the June 2014 issue of Architectural Products discusses how black EPDM roofs can be energy-efficient in northern and central climates and cautions building owners of conforming to the symbolic compliance of the LEED program.

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Rethinking Cool Roofing

Article published in the November 2013 issue of the Construction Specifier evaluates the effectiveness of white and black roofs in northern climates.

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The Proven Durability of EPDM Roofing Systems

Article published in the April 2015 issue of the Construction Specifier discusses the durable advantages of EPDM roofing systems.

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When lowering HVAC energy demands is a goal, the most effective choice is not one-size-fits-all

Article published in the July/August 2014 issue of Today’s Facility Manager that discusses the energy-efficient benefits of EPDM.

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The Evolution of EPDM Technology

Article published in the August 2016 issue of Roofing Contractor magazine discusses the numerous enhancements to EPDM roofing system components making them more robust and a greater value.

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Back to Black

Article published in the November 2016 issue of Roofing Contractor magazine discusses the numerous benefits of EPDM. After more than a half century, many construction professionals are seeing the benefits of black EPDM in a whole new light.

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Roofing Materials - Assessing Environmental Impact

Article published in the October 2015 issue of Architectural Products outlines four roof system design principles that can have a positive impact on the energy efficiency of the building.

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Green Buildings that Make Sense

An article published in the June 2015 issue of Building Envelope Magazine that discusses how the white roof LEED point for Urban Heat Island mitigation does not take into account geographic climate or building location.

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EPDM Roof Considerations for Northern Climates

An article published in the May 2014 issue of Construction Canada that discusses the benefits of EPDM roofing systems in northern climates.

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Case Study: Colorado State University Medical Center

A case study that details the installation of a 60-mil Sure-Weld TPO roofing system on the 44,300 square-foot Colorado State University Health & Medical Center in Fort Collins, CO. The 60-mil TPO membrane was fully adhered with TPO Bonding Adhesive.

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Case Study: Carlisle TPO Keeps El Dorado YMCA Cool and Dry

A case study that outlines the use of Carlisle's Sure-Weld TPO with APEEL™ Protective Film on the roof of a YMCA in El Dorado, Kansas.

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2018 Roofing Contractor Editor's Choice: RapidLock (RL) Technology

Article published in the May 2018 issue of Roofing Contractor magazine acknowledging RapidLock (RL) technology as a 2018 editor's choice award for innovation in commercial roofing.