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A tribute to a promise

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by Ambika Puniani Bailey
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A turn-of-the-century engraving illustrates the composition roofing process.




This year, NRCA celebrates its 125th annual convention and its promise to the industry: to work tirelessly for all roofing professionals. To pay tribute to the event, Professional Roofing has compiled a chronology of some of the most important roofing industry events during the past 125 years. The photos have been selected from NRCA's recently published history of the roofing industry, One Hundred Twenty-five Years of Roofing in America.




1886 – 1911

1886: The Gravel Roofers Protective Association, a precursor to NRCA, forms in Chicago. Moses W. Powell...



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Posted by bsleeman on 11/9/2012, User rating 
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What year was the Yale ice rink built?
Posted by DSPearmain on 2/8/2012, User rating 
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What you may not know is that the Yale Ice Rink could not be done with large sheets of rubber as they wanted to do because of the compound curves of the roof. The roof you see in the picture, note the panel look, is 40" wide rolls of "Expand-O-Flash" with Neoprene rubber and galvanized flanges by HEFCO (then Lamont and Riely and then Johns Manville) that then were covered with glued rubber strips. Frank Patry worked with Goodyear and Eero Saarinen to solve the problem.

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