Commercial Roofing Blog

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Pop (Culture) Quiz

So how much do you really know about roofing? In our world, every Trivial Pursuit question … every Jeopardy clue … every Wheel of Fortune board would include some type of reference to the roofing industry. But until they do, we’ve created our own version of “roof references in pop culture” trivia covering the worlds […]

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Data-driven inspections improve accuracy, delay costly replacement

According to the International Facility Management Association, 85% of commercial roofs are replaced too soon due to bad information. Roof replacements are often the go-to solution when nagging roof leaks continue to disrupt business and rack up unexpected repair expenses but there might be a smarter alternative – restoration. A roof restoration can bring a […]

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Employees tell the Simon Roofing story on national TV program

“When it comes to commercial roofing, these guys have you covered.” That’s how the narrator kicked off our recently aired segment on the nationally syndicated, commercial design television show “Office Spaces,” and it couldn’t have been more accurately described. That is, unless he had said “these guys and gals have you covered.” [View the full […]

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Lamination vs Saturation in roofing membranes – understanding the difference

On a 45 mil roof membrane, how much waterproofing protection do you think you get? Wait, you mean it’s not 45 mils? Actually, the answer is “it depends.” First it needs to be determined whether the membrane was “laminated” or “saturated.” Common among single-ply systems, a membrane consists of a bottom layer, a polyester matting […]

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National Safety Month

How well do you know fall-protection standards? Take our quick roof safety quiz and find out! In honor of National Safety Month, and with safety as Simon Roofing’s most important core value, we’d like to take a moment to emphasize a few safety measures specific to fall protection that our employees are trained to practice […]

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The History of Polymers: Then and Now

Many of the innovations used in commercial roofing today trace their roots to the late 1930s in the early days of World War II. Around that time, the Japanese invaded Indonesia and Southeast Asia, and cut off American supply to the natural latex rubber plants there. Those plants served as valuable feedstock to U.S. rubber […]

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DATA-DRIVEN ROOF INSPECTIONS REMOVE ASSUMPTIONS, SUBJECTIVITY

There’s a new standard in commercial roof inspections that’s data-driven and solution-specific, meaning it removes the one-size-fits-all checklists and the subjectivity inherent in the technician’s level of experience. Today’s more sophisticated inspections are detailed and customized to the roof system type and its failure points. For instance, there’s a separate checklist and protocol for built-up […]

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Talking the Talk: A Brush Up on Common Roofing Terminology

Successfully managing your roofing assets is heavily dependent on being able to communicate effectively with your roofing company. Following are several common roofing-related terms and definitions to become comfortable with, if you’re not already. Blisters – A common roof defect consisting of an enclosed pocket of air, and perhaps water, trapped between layers of felt […]

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5 Questions about Spring Roof Maintenance Best Practices

After months of frigid temperatures and on-again, off-again snow and ice events, your commercial roofs might be showing signs of wear. How did your roof handle the winter months? What new issues are likely to surface this year? To maximize the useful life of your roof, spring and fall are the two best times to […]

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4 Consequences of Ignoring Ponding Water on Your Flat Roof

Ponding is the occurrence of water pooling on flat roofs after storms, snow melts, or heavy rains, but do you know about the types of damage that water is causing when left unrepaired? Roof systems are simply not designed to hold water. Even “flat” roofs contain a slight slope to maintain positive drainage. Ponding water […]

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