Commercial Article Archive

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Reroofing a Ballasted Roofing System

We have recently completed a re-roof of a ballasted roof. This particular roof was an EPDM Ballasted System, meaning it was installed with EPDM and covered with rock layers. We replaced the EPDM with TPO membrane and replaced the roof, keeping the ballasted system for a minimal cost to the building owner. More…



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Roofing Horror Story #257

I just gave an estimate to a man who had a brand new roof with a 40 year architectural shingle installed on it. Unfortunately, like many cases I have seen before, he hired a poor installer, which made the quality of the shingles completely useless. In recent high winds, a third of his roof just ripped right off. More…



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Roofing Safety Procedures

When deciding whether to inspect your roof, do a repair, or walk on your roof for any other reason, there are several steps you can take to ensure your safety. These safety procedures are often overlooked, causing accidents that can effect a person and their family for years to come. More…



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Roofing Tax Credit

Did you know it is possible to earn money back on your roof if it is installed with a certified energy star product? A tax incentive is offered to those investing in cool roofing products. Generally, you can earn back 10% of your costs, labor not included. The refund has a maximum amount of $500.More…



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Should I Convert My Flat Roof to a Pitched Roof?

Most people that are interested in converting their flat roof to a pitched roof are simply tired of dealing with flat roof issues. For those of you who are in this frustrating position, let’s take a look at all of your options, as well as the pros and cons of a roof conversion. More…



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Signs of an Aging Flat Roof

A membrane roof will wear out much differently than a tar and gravel roof will. These different signs are important to understand and be aware of. More…



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Snow Retention Systems: Do You Need One?

When considering whether to install a snow retention system on your roof, you may first want to consider what type of roof you have. Will your roof allow snow to slide? In places with heavy snows, like areas in Utah, it is common for snow to slide from certain types of roof systems causing heavy ice and snow build up to sit in gutters, which causes damage over time. More…



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Ten Winter FAQ’s

Some people worry that asphalt shingles will not seal properly in the winter. Though this can be a real issue with an inexperienced installer, a professional roofing contractor will be able to install the product in the colder temperatures and protect against issues with the weather. More…



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TPO Snow Fence

You may feel that your TPO roof is frustrating to manage during the winter, due to constant snow storms, and as a result, snow sliding on and from your roof. Often this snow can be mixed with ice, causing an incredible hazard to any people or objects below. More…



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Understanding Your Roofing Contract

Are you ready to choose a roofing contractor? Many home and building owners are left to make a decision of who to hire to work on their roof based on a stack of estimates and roofing contracts. In this competitive market, is it always best to choose the lowest price? More…



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Winter Roofing Safety

As winter arrives, it is always useful to review safety precautions you may need to take with your roof and the winter elements. Over the last decade, OSHA has investigated 16 falls in which workers were working or removing snow from a roof in the snow. More…



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