ROOFING NEWS

ROOFING NEWS

ROOFING NEWS

Roof Repair or Roof Replacement: What Is Your Best Option?

There are several options when it comes to the care of your roof. But once it’s suffered through years of weather and, possibly, lack of maintenance there comes a point when you have to decide – roof repair or roof replacement. There is also a middle road – roof restoration. But how do you know which option is best for your building and budget?

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.

Jurin Roofing Services Receives Carlisle SynTec ESP Excellence in Single-Ply Award for 2017

For the 15th year, Jurin Roofing Services once again receives one of the most prestigious and coveted awards in the commercial roofing industry, Carlisle SynTec's Excellence in Single-Ply award. Jurin Roofing is recognized as one of Carlisle SynTec's most prominent and successful authorized applicators with 615 Perfect 10 roof installations and over 15 million square feet of installed and warranted roofing product.

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.

Climbing to Safety: Making Rooftop Safety a Priority

While anyone stepping foot on a commercial roof should be generally aware of the hazards, there are a variety of scenarios that could happen, or could have already happened, while someone is up there. Ladder access points, roof hatch openings and skylights can all prove to be dangerous if a slip and fall occurs. So, what do you do to help eliminate or at least minimize these conditions? Here is a short list of some available options for each of the 3 main fall hazards while on a roof.

How Roof Leaks Affect Your Bottom Line

Maintaining a roof or planning a roof replacement can be a major investment and it can seem quite acceptable to put it off and use that bucket for just a little longer. I mean what can it really hurt? You’d be surprised. Ignoring roof leaks can end up costing you more in the long run in ways you may not have even considered. Here are a few items to think about on how roof leaks can affect your bottom line.

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.

How Much Snow Can My Roof Hold?

Are you wondering just how much snow your roof can hold? Did you know that just 1 foot of snow can weigh anywhere from 3 lbs. to 21 lbs. per square foot? A building’s structure is only designed to hold a certain amount of load. So what actually happens when your roof gets too much weight on it and becomes over-stressed? How can you tell if you might be in an unsafe environment? Here is a quick list of a few indicators that you may need to move to a safer place.

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.

Your Tenant, Your Roofer, Your Money – Why Having a Preferred Roofer is Important

Roof replacements can be expensive. So why let your tenants choose who works on your roof? Even if this seems like a good way to reduce your responsibility it can just lead to a bigger headache down the road that will most definitely be your responsibility. Tenant contractors can end up costing YOU more than you might think. Here are 4 reasons to consider having a preferred roofer for your tenants to contact.

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.

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.

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.

D.I.Y. …R.? Rubber Roof Repair Slideshow

Two of the most important aspects of rubber roof repair and maintaining an EPDM roof system are the selection of the correct repair materials and the proper preparation of the area to be repaired. Using improper materials or methods to repair and maintain your EPDM roof system can lead to damages to the roof membrane as well as a reduced life expectancy and premature failure of the roof system. Learn how to make proper rubber roof repairs in our latest installment of D.I.Y.R.!

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.

What is Causing My Roof Leak?

Roof leaks present multiple challenges for homeowners and building owners. Sometimes determining the source of the roof leak can be an even greater challenge. The source of the roof leak on the outside rarely matches where the leak shows on the inside. This leads to a good deal of frustration in attempting to repair the leak.

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.

Hurricane Stands Aren’t Just For Hurricanes

Now there’s been a few rouge hurricanes in the north these last few years but you may be asking yourself if you have a building in the north why would you be interested in installing hurricane stands on your roof. Good question! But we have found that the use of rooftop hurricane stands has many benefits other than securing roof top units from high winds.

D.I.Y. …R.? How to Correctly Replace a Roof Shingle

There’s doing it yourself and then there’s doing it yourself the RIGHT way! We all like to do a little D.I.Y. when possible, if not only to save some cash and time but just for the pride of doing it yourself! However if you D.I.Y. wrong you could end up just paying more in the long run. In this post we'll show you step-by-step how to replace a roof shingle.

Jurin Roofing Services Receives Carlisle SynTec Excellence in Single-Ply Award (ESP) for 13th Consecutive Year

For the 13th year in a row, Jurin Roofing Services once again receives one of the most prestigious and coveted awards in the commercial roofing industry, Carlisle SynTec's Excellence in Single-Ply award. Jurin Roofing is recognized as one of Carlisle SynTec's most prominent and successful authorized applicators with 534 Perfect 10 roof installations and over 13 million square feet of installed and warranted roofing product.

Simulated Metal Roof for Hospital is Prescription for Success

Grand View Hospital was initially interested in installing a standing seam metal roof to match the look of the adjacent building. After discussing the project with representatives from Sika Sarnafil and Jurin Roofing Services, they found that the Décor product line could not only mimic the look of the standing seam but also give them the price point and performance they were looking for.

“It’s Not You, It’s Me…” Finding the Right Roofing Contractor

Finding the right roofing contractor can be a little like a first date. Everybody is on their best behavior and you go out of your way to give that perfect first impression. Similar to a divorce, ending a relationship with a bad contractor can also be very costly. Here are 5 tips on how to weed out those frogs and find a Prince Charming for your project so you don’t have to worry about breaking up.

Roof Maintenance Saves Money

So you don’t like the thought of throwing money away unnecessarily, huh? Who does, right? A lot of people don’t realize that there is an easy, cost effective way to get the most mileage out of your roof system and save thousands of dollars over time…regular roof inspections and maintenance. Without routine maintenance, your roof, like a motor, will begin to breakdown. Catching problems before they occur is a great way to maintain your car as well as your roof.

Roof Leak Diagnosis and Repair Tips

Are you having issues with on-going roof leaks that cannot be identified? When it comes to diagnosing and repairing your roof, do you get multiple opinions as to the source of your roof leak? If the source of the leak is proving difficult to locate, there are several methods for finding these pesky leaks. It is also possible that the roof itself is not the source of the leak.