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Top 10 Commercial Roofing Acronyms Deciphered

In a world of LOL, SMH, WFH and more, getting lost in letters is easy. We can’t help you translate your teen’s texts, but we can shed some light on the top roofing acronyms. Get ready to geek out on some roofing knowledge…. BUR - Built Up Roofing - A roof system comprised of layers [...]

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Commercial Roof System Testing: Wind Uplift, Fire Resistance, and More

The roof is arguably the most important piece of any building. It protects the facility, the equipment, the inventory, and most importantly, the people operating beneath it. That’s why proper testing is so important when it comes to selecting the right roof for a facility. Commercial roof test methods vary from wind uplift to fire […]

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Freeze-Thaw Damage on Flat or Low-Slope Roofs

In several parts of the U.S., spring’s repeated cycle of freezing and thawing contributes to the wear and tear of facilities, especially the roof.  How Does Freeze-Thaw Affect a Roof? Temperature swings can freeze, thaw, and refreeze water on the roof multiple times. Water can find its way within the roof membrane and this water […]

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Commercial Roof Types: Not All Flat Roofs Are Alike

When it comes to flat or low-slope roofs, there are several varieties of membranes out there. The roof type can be dictated by several factors including budget, building function, local codes, climate, and more. Let’s explore the common commercial roof types used on facilities across the United States.  Built-Up Roof Systems  Built-up Roofs often referred [...]

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UV Rays and Color Fade for Roofs

The hottest colors this season are the ones that don’t fade, especially for visible roofs. The sun’s UV rays will likely fade color, especially on painted surfaces. However, there are methods to resist fade and select the right colors for different applications. Why Does Color Fade? Color fades over time due to photodegradation. Ultraviolet rays [...]

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Resolve to Improve Your Roof’s Health

This time of year has many of us resolving to be healthier and take better care of ourselves. But it can also be a time to take stock of our facilities and the key areas that affect performance and budget, especially the roof. Commercial Roof Stats Whether you’re new to the facility or you just […]

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The Simon Roofing Difference Series: Part 3 Trained Roof Technicians

As a family-owned business, our name means a lot. And we don’t trust our name with just anyone. You can rest assured that when you hire Simon Roofing, you’re getting trained Simon Roofing technicians – not a sub-contractor who happened to be available that day. Employing our own workforce means we have complete control over […]

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The Simon Roofing Difference Series: Part 2 Roof Materials, Made by Simon

Simon Roofing manufactures the roof materials it uses. That means we have complete control of the supply chain to deliver the best possible solution for our customers’ roofs – whether that be a simple repair, a restoration or even a complete replacement.  Our products are made in our ISO-certified Simon Products plant and are furnished […]

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The Simon Roofing Difference Series: Part 1 Tablet Technology

Simon Roofing has been a family-owned and operated business for more than 120 years. Throughout that time, our company has constantly evolved in looking for innovative ways of offering our customers the very best possible products and service. Over the next several months, we’ll offer a series of blogs that take a deep dive into […]