Blogs related to roof system design and the different types of roof systems.

Metal Roof Repair Solutions: How to Solve Your Leaking Metal Roof Problems

If you are responsible for a metal roof system you most likely have had to deal with metal roof repair and roof leaks at some point. Metal roofs can experience issues unique to these systems and the the repair options are unique as well. In this article we will cover the types of metal roofs, common issues metal roofs often experience and the solutions available.

Roofing Core Cuts Reveal Critical Information

Roofing can seem rather simple and straight forward. I mean it’s not like it's rocket science. Just show up, load your materials, and start doing the job, right? How difficult can it be? Not so fast. There are many variables that go into determining how to design and price a roof replacement. But how do you go about determining those variables. One of the most critical steps that help a roofing contractor or designer develop a roof design is the core cut.

Roofing Products – Making the Grade…Not all Roofing Products are Created Equal

Many people pride themselves on finding the best product for the best deal possible. The problem comes when your knowledge of a product or trade is minimal and research is limited, such as roofing products. In this article we will cover some roofing components that are maybe not as highly stressed as the system itself but are basically as, if not more, important. As they say, the devil is in the details, and the details certainly are an important part of your roof as a whole.

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What is TPO Roofing?

What is TPO roofing is a question that many building owners and buyers ask when they go to purchase a new roof assembly. When considering replacing your roof system, it is a good idea to give consideration to TPO roof membranes as a potential solution. In this blog we outline the characteristics and benefits of TPO roofing.

Typical Roof Warranty Coverage Explained

Fully understanding a typical roof warranty can help you get the most out of your coverage. Most building owners or facility managers tend to focus on just the length of the warranty and never fully understand the ins and outs of what is and what is not covered leaving you open to some surprises later down the road. In this blog we answer the most frequently asked questions regarding typical roof warranties.

Solve Roof Drainage Issues and Improve the Performance of your HVAC Units with Elevated Unit Stands

What if we told you that you could solve roof drainage issues and improve the performance of your HVAC units with just one simple installation? Sound too good to be true? Guess again and say hello to the beauty of elevated rooftop unit stands! These elevated unit stands have many hidden benefits for facilities managers and building owners. These sets of dunnage can be retrofitted into existing roof systems or they can be installed as part of a roof replacement or installation project with little to no extra cost.

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The Importance of Rooftop Grease Containment for Restaurant and Kitchen Roofs

We all understand the importance of regular roof maintenance in order to get the most out of your roof. However there are certain situations that call for extra roof maintenance such as roof systems that house grease emitting exhaust fans. Grease contamination on your roof opens you up to unnecessary liabilities, safety hazards, code violations and expensive repairs or replacement. Learn how to prevent these issues from occurring with preventative maintenance and rooftop grease containment systems.

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Weighing in on Ballasted Roof Systems: Costly Issues You Need to Understand

When you are considering a new roof a ballasted roof system can seem like a good way to save money on the install but there are costly disadvantages to this sort of system. Repairs can present certain challenges and your roof has to be protected from what's holding it down in the first place. What can be even worse is when the ballast is removed from an area and not replaced. Check out our article and video on ballasted roof systems before you find yourself between a rock and a roof leak.

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PVC – The Other White Sheet

PVC roofing membrane isn’t actually all that new. It’s actually been around since the mid 1960s. So why haven’t I heard of PVC in roofing you ask? Great question! PVC, utilized heavily in roofing in Europe for years, is not as well known in the United States which comes down to a lack of product education to the consumer.There are a lot of great benefits that go along with installing PVC roof materials for your next roofing project. Learn more about the benefits of PVC roofing materials.

Roof Scupper vs. Roof Drain

Speaking the language of a roofing contractor can be a difficult skill to master. This is the case when a homeowner or building owner hears a contractor talking about a scupper versus a roof drain. Both are used to provide drainage for a roof system. However, they are not interchangeable. The term needs to be clarified when identifying the specific detail that you may have on your roof system because the corrective action for addressing these details and providing repairs is different.