Roofing Industry News

The latest roofing news from Jurin Roofing and the roofing industry.

Jurin Roofing Services Receives Beacon Roofing Supply Lighthouse Award for 2016

Jurin Roofing Services, Inc. is proud to be the recipient of Beacon Roofing Supply’s Lighthouse Award for 2016 from their Allentown, PA location. Jurin Roofing Services received this award for being the top commercial roofing contractor customer for their Allentown location.

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.

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.

Climbing to Safety: Making Rooftops Safe to Navigate

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.

3 Problems Caused by Trapped Moisture in Roofing Systems

When roof leaks occur there are many times when the leaks go unnoticed for an extended period of time. Insulation in the roof system typically soaks up moisture prior to entering the building interior. The leak saturates the insulation and then shows up on the interior of the building. Unfortunately by this point the integrity of the roof insulation has been compromised. Leaking conditions can have severe effects on the roofing system as well as other building components.

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. 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.

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.

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. Locating the source of a roof leak is not an exact science. It is a process of elimination due to the fact that a roof leak may have several contributing factors and may not always be the direct result of one specific problem associated with the roof.

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. That’s why Jurin Roofing Services decided to do a series of roofing D.I.Y.’s to help the do-it-yourselfers out there make repairs to their roof system correctly. The first up in our new series…How to correctly replace an asphalt roof shingle. Stay tuned for more great D.I.Y. tips this summer!

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.

The Roofer’s Starry Night – A Tale of a Neglected Roof Leak

Roof leaks left unattended can lead to extreme damage to your steel roof deck. What appears to be a minor annoyance at the time can result in serious catastrophic loss and high replacement costs. Call a professional roofer and have the necessary repairs performed. A few hundred dollars now can help save a lot more down the road.

The #1 best solution for high wind roof design

Discover the best solution for high wind roof design...meet the V2T roof system! The V2T roofing system uses the power of the wind to hold the roof in place. The higher the winds get the stronger your roof becomes. This roofing technology allows for a fumeless roof installation with higher wind resistance and less man hours.

3 Important Reasons to Hire an EPA Certified Renovation Contractor (RRP) When Dealing with Lead-Based Paint

Are you completing renovations to a structure that may contain lead-based paint? Is your contractor certified by the EPA to mitigate the risks presented by renovations to a structure containing lead-based paint? Find out what you need to know! Here are 3 important reasons to ensure your contractor is EPA certified.

1 Simple Way to Reduce Roof Installation Costs

One of the biggest hurdles I find when working with my clients on roof replacement options is the cost. Followed closely behind that is the desire for a quality product. Like anything else you purchase, nobody wants to pay more than they absolutely have to while still receiving a high quality product.

Important Things to Consider When Selecting Your Next Roof

Replacing your roof system may seem intimidating. After all, next to the actual cost of constructing the building the cost of replacing the roof system may be one of the single largest expenditures that you can make. When replacing the roof, there are a lot of factors that you will want to consider.

Energy Code Brochure Explains Commercial Roofing Requirements in 2015 IECC

Energy Code Brochure Explains Commercial Roofing Requirements in 2015 IECC The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) with the assistance of the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing and the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) [...]

Jurin Roofing Services, Inc. Receives Carlisle SynTec Excellence in Single-Ply Award for 12th Consecutive Year

Jurin Roofing Services, Inc. Receives Carlisle SynTec Excellence in Single-Ply Award for 12th Consecutive Year Jurin Roofing Services, Inc., headquartered in Quakertown, PA, is one of the most respected roofing contractors in the eastern [...]

Ryan Watts, Roofing Foreman for Jurin Roofing Services, awarded Liberty Mutual National Firemark Award

Ryan Watts, Roofing Foreman for Jurin Roofing Services, awarded Liberty Mutual National Firemark Award Ryan Watts of Jurin Roofing Services, recent Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress MVP award recipient, was recently awarded the Liberty [...]

Ryan Watts of Jurin Roofing Services Wins the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Most Valuable Player Award

Ryan Watts of Jurin Roofing Services has been awarded the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress’ MVP Award and Best of the Best award for 2013-14. Ryan is a shining example of what hard work, commitment and going above and beyond the call of duty can bring. He started with Jurin Roofing Services as a novice in 2004. In the first two years he mastered the many complex nuances of roofing to become a foreman.