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Put A Freeze on Winter Fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association, during the winter months increased risk of fire is contributed to heating, holiday decorations, winter storms, and candles. NFPA and the U.S. Fire Administration have teamed up to help reduce your risk to winter fires and other hazards, including carbon monoxide and electrical fires. Read more …

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Commercial Roofing Trends: Restoring is the New Replacing

It’s the million dollar question (or thereabouts) for facility managers: When exactly will my commercial roof need to be replaced? Today’s expert facility managers want to extend the life of their roofs. They look for cost-effective ways of delaying expensive, disruptive roof replacements until absolutely necessary. Technology improvements and product development in the commercial roofing […]

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How well do you know these 38 commercial roofing acronyms?

Acronyms. They’re everywhere. Acronyms. They’re everywhere. We hear them mentioned in meetings and on phone calls. We read them in trade journals and we see them on quotes. Some people get so entrenched in a particular industry (i.e. commercial roofing) that the acronym itself becomes more commonly used than the word it stands for. There’s […]

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Playing It Safe

Ensuring a safe job site starts with hiring the right contractor, and extends to treating the safety of the project as a shared responsibility between the roofer and the building owner. The view from above can be downright scary; not just because of the inherent safety risks of a commercial roofing job, but in terms […]

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Transform Damaged Concrete

Knowing how and when to address damaged concrete is key to formulating an effective plan for resolving the issue. Fortunately, many forms of concrete damage can be addressed without resorting to a complete tear-out and replacement. There are concrete-alternative materials available on the market today, such as epoxy systems, that are proven to outperform traditional […]

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10 reasons to change your thinking about concrete replacement

Let’s talk about why you still have damaged concrete on your property. (1) It’s too expensive to tear out and re-pour concrete. (2) You can’t afford the loss of revenue resulting from downtime needed to replace concrete. (3) What difference is it really going to make? Is a cosmetic fix worth the trouble? Do any of these reasons sound familiar?

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7 Cringeworthy Anomalies That Can Severely Damage Your Metal Roof

Your metal roof might be out of sight on a daily basis for you, but don’t let it be out of mind. Ignoring what you might think is minor roof damage – or worse yet, undetected damage – can lead to major water intrusion issues down the road to not only to the roof itself, […]

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Roof Warranties Give Facilities an Added Layer of Protection

Roof warranties can seem mysterious. They vary by manufacturer, they contain lots of legalese, and they can be long and tough to read. Even so, they are essential documents that maintenance and engineering managers need to understand to ensure a new roof’s long-term performance.

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Why Good Roofs Go Bad

Could it be that the Pareto principle applies to commercial roofing? It’s not uncommon to find that approximately 20% of the roof — meaning the penetrations — can cause roughly 80% of the problematic issues. Penetrations are among many potential failure points in a roof system. It is prudent to be particularly aware of potential […]

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The Science of Roofing

We’ve come a long way from the days of hot-applied coal tar and asphalt. The commercial roofing industry has become highly technical, both in the way materials are designed and installed, as well as how roofs are maintained to extend their useful life. Today there’s a true scientific approach to commercial roofing that involves innovative […]

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