b'NRCA DirectorofMeetingsand Direct from a DirectorConvention,BennettPistoria,expectsarecord350companieswill exhibittheirproducts,andshe NEOPRENE FLASHING.predicts more than 8,500 conventior . \' WHATTODO?goerswillwalktheaislestose\\/ Time has started to reveal degrada what\'snewincommercialand tion of neoprene flashing with EPDMresidential roofing. single ply.Inaddition to the neopreneAdd in expanded trade show hours, degradation, we are experiencing oc excitingsocialactivities,topname casional releasing of the flashing fromentertainers and renowned speakers the wolmanized wood retaining strip.such as political humorist Art BuchThedegradationoftheneoprenewald, former Pittsburgh Steeler great flashinghasoccurredwheretheTerryBradshawandradiolegend flashing is exposed to the south andPaul Harvey, and NRCA\'s 102nd Conwestsunexposure.Nonehasbeenvention is a must-attend event. foundbyusonthenorthsideof aFor more information or to register parapet. I would like to point out thatfor the convention contact the NRCA neopreneisintheeighthorninthArnold Kwikkel year of exposure.office 312/318-6722.The releasing of neoprene from theWithalimitedclient basein womanized wood nailer, I am told, isNorthwest Iowa, it is important for us caused bythetendency of thewol to approach these concerns with the manizedwoodtoattractorharborclient in mind. Other than the Yellow moisture. This allows the bonding ad Pages, our only advertising is referral hesive to release from the wood, andby our clients. Potential new clients asit releases,theshrinkageof thewant not only the lowest bid, but a neoprene severely bridges to the pointroofingcontractorandamanufacwhere the ballast weight penetratesturerwhowillbearoundseveral the bridged neoprene.yearsfromnowshouldtheunexIt has been several years. since wepected happen. havediscontinued,upontheArnold L. Kwikkel manufacturer\'sadvice,the useofSioux Roofing Company, Inc. neopreneflashingandtheinstalla Rock Rapids, Iowa tion ofwolmanized wood nailers other than at gravel stop terminations. Ido not expect that the problemsNRCA Opens \'\'Windows withthe neoprene flashingsor wol On The World" March 5-8 manizedwoodnailerstohaveanin New Orleans economic impact on our company. TheThe National Roofing Contractors building owners appear to be satisfiedAssociation(NRCA)willstageits tohavenearlytenyearsofservice102nd Annual Convention & Exhibit from a roof system without any sig on March 5-8, 1989, in the New Ornificant problem. I might add that theleans Convention Center. manufacturerhaspaidforthere Withitstheme, "Windows on the placement of the neoprene flashingWorld," this year\'s show will give conwithouthesitation,whichhasim tractors an opportunity to see roofing pressed the building owners.products,techniquesandservices Iam concerned as to whether wefrom around the country and around should alert our clients who have notthe globe. experiencedthedegradationofIn addition to wide variety of U.S. neoprene flashing, and offer them themanufacturers,aspecialNRCA option of applying a double coating ofpromotionalprogramwillbring Hypalon to extend the life of the flash manufacturers - and new ideas -ing beyond the expiration or warrantyfrom overseas. coverage. Or should we simply wait to replacetheneopreneflashingwithThe four-dayevent willhighlight uncured EPDM flashing which has anthe latest roofing developments, and expected exposed life that exceeds ex educationalprogramswillconposed neoprene life?Inall cases thecentrateontechnicaland EPDMfieldmembranehasnotbusiness-management issues of vital deteriorated from the day it wasinteresttoroofingcontractorsand applied.other construction professionals. Page2'