Project Overview

Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution with nearly 32,000 students. Annual maintenance evaluations identified a number of buildings on the campus with leaking roofs. This case study looks into four of these buildings that underwent a re-roof or re-cover application where ROCKWOOL’s asphalt coated stone wool insulation was installed. The result of these upgrades resolved the water penetration issues and improved the long-term thermal performance of the roof assembly.

Wayne State case study roofing

Project Overview

Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution with nearly 32,000 students. Annual maintenance evaluations identified a number of buildings on the campus with leaking roofs. This case study looks into four of these buildings that underwent a re-roof or re-cover application where ROCKWOOL’s asphalt coated stone wool insulation was installed. The result of these upgrades resolved the water penetration issues and improved the long-term thermal performance of the roof assembly.

Wayne State case study roofing

ROCKWOOL CEU Courses

ROCKWOOL supports building industry professionals by offering a number of online Continuing Education Courses. Participants can earn 1 LU Hour for AIA/ CES and 1 NARI CEU for their participation. Please check our website updated course opportunities.

A Global Leader

ROCKWOOL Inc. is part of Rockwool International, the largest producer of stone wool insulation, which is made from natural basalt rock and recycled material. Rockwool International was founded in 1909 and today operates worldwide with more than more than 9,700 employees, with 27 factories in three continents. Rockwool has more than 40 years experience in developing and manufacturing multipurpose insulation products for interior and exterior walls, ceilings, and roof underdecking. For more than 20 years, ROCKWOOL has been serving the North American market.

Wayne State case study roofing

Environmentally Sustainable

Our stone wool production process utilizes some of the most advanced technology available. The ROCKWOOL facility is designed to capture and recycle rainwater, reduce energy consumption, and create zero waste to landfill by recycling raw materials back into the production process. ROCKWOOL insulations are created using naturally occurring, inorganic raw materials and materials with a high-recycled content. Stone wool insulation is noncombustible and achieves its thermal performance without the use of blowing agents. The products do not off-gas and are fully recyclable, therefore contributing to a sustainable environment.

ROCKWOOL is the Better Insulation

ROCKWOOL has released a new limited thermal warranty that guarantees 100% of the originally declared R-value on all of its commercial roofing insulation products for up to 30 years. This is a first for the commercial insulation industry and is unmatched by any other insulation manufacturer in North America. The new limited thermal warranty will be available in Canada, United States and Mexico. When installed in accordance with ROCKWOOL instructions, ROCKWOOL maintains the originally declared R-value as published on the Technical Data Sheets for the extent of the warranty. For more information on these warranties please contact a ROCKWOOL sales representative in your area.

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