b'resident \' sArticle No Sacred Cows Allowed-Just Straight Talk Greetings and salut public p ,will find ourcle entitled,"Strain Energy Comations.rojects they In my first President\'s Articlearticles critical. I believe that anparison,chose to c re "heompa two entitled,"LookingAheadtoobjective individual wouldGa and Sy reinforced with agreerl stems I 1997,"stated that this year in thisthatthearticlesarewel Ivery strong multi-ply fiberglass column, we wouldtaking aresearched and documented, fac fabrica T oreinbelookwithamk System atGarland,thenTremcoandtual,hopefully, interesting toforced with comparatively, andweakfinally Hickman. As noted in lastour contractor members.but elastic, polyesterbric. In his famonth\'s article, this month was toTo be fair to the segment of theown words,states that comparhe be the first on Tremco. Since then,roofing industry th manufactureing th systems iscomparateselike we have received aepistleand selltar products,willing apples to oranges.article secondcoalweThe from the Garland president with arespond to the Garland president\'sleads ther to believe that readerequest topublishit also. Fewview on this subject and also tostrength is of little importance in readers will have trouble discern his opinion as enu in theroofing success and that one lab merated "The Coal Tar systeming the motivation for asking it tofollowingcorrespondenceontest that records strainrgy is enethat the Garlandbe printed. In the interest of fair strain energy testing.the ultimate predictor of roofing ness,itshould bepublished.success. It isrally gene accepted president hasHowever, this willourPredicting Roof Failurethat many well-respected experts again delay delving into Tremco.By RichardJ.DeBaccowould disagree that onetest lab determined is hisThepresident in hisPresidentcouldtheor Garlandpredictsuccessfailfirst sentence of the following let The Garland Companyu of a roofing system.If that company\'s benchmarkre terthat the president of theFor the second month in a,werethecase,howdoyou statesrowqualityMRCA has attempteddiscreditseenquestto ofis at least asthe MRCA President hasfit toaccountfortheun ioned the reputation of his company. Tosingle-outGarland Company.superiority of a 5-ply coal tar p ch Theitgood today as it wasthe contrary. I have pointed outOnce again he has attempted toroofwhichhasnearly zero(0) certainoccurring in thediscreditreputation of our ISOelongationability anda strain 50 years ago."practicesthe roofingindustry,whichinmyCertified, 102 y company,energy curve th is aaction ear-oldatfr of opinion,donot servethebestusing the MRCA newsletter as histhe str of Garland\'s ain energysysinterest of the industry, or its cus vehicle. Garland\'s focus has beente Ihave cor 5-ply m?personallyed tomers. Aime exampleon promoting high-performanceCoal Tar Pitchlt-Upofs that pr involvesBui Roactionstakenbysomeroofingroofing using thebest possiblelooked nearlyafter more than new manufacturerstoencouragematerialsinveryconservative50 years of service. Five-ply Coal closedspecifications onpublicspecifications with very tight cTarPitchBuilt-UpRoofsare onprojects.Tothetrols.Theresult has beenthatextremely strong, weather resisextentGarlandwe\'veupgradedtheminimumtant, tou ,punctureisgh andresandothersstandardsofperformancefortant. encouragebuilding owners inMidwestThe Nation BureauStanthealof closed specifi who desireimprovedroofingdards (NBS), a division ofe th U.S. cations onservice. We recognize thatDepartment of Commerce, pubthere are Garland com I shedperformancecriteriafor ipetitors who obviouslyBitumen Membr Roofing in its ane misunderstandourScience Series #55. That paper focus, or they try toemphasized the im tance ofpor tendiscredit our effortssile strength. N 55 cBSautioned to gain a competi against roofing m that embranes tive a exhibited large thermal expansion dvantage. IntheMRCAcharac ristics.It called for the tePresident\'s last arti- C tinued on page 4 onbyL.B.Morr i s,MRCAPres i de n t11;13'