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Where’s the water coming from if not from a roof leak?

One of the biggest frustrations a facility manger experiences is when he spends money on a major expense like a roof replacement only to see evidence of water entry reoccur a short time later. How could this happen? Well, it’s been our observation after many service calls of this nature that the original “leak” wasn’t […]

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Buildings Magazine recognizes money-saving nature of our 3-phase roof restoration

Restoring commercial roofs as an alternative to replacing them prematurely is a common refrain you hear from us. In too many situations we hear of roofs being replaced with considerable useful life still left on them. In these cases, a restoration would have gotten them watertight with much less waste, less disruption and definitely a […]

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The myths and realities of hail damage to commercial roofs

As we enter prime time severe weather season across various parts of the U.S., how well do you understand the potential for commercial roofing damage caused by hail? “Compared to the last three years we’re expecting late spring to early summer to be hotter, and with hotter, more humid weather comes an increased chance of […]

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A new, engineered solution for restoring concrete islands at gas stations

Metal bands are so 2010. So are the head-banging days of gas station owners regretting their decision to shut pumps down for days-on-end to replace the damaged concrete islands they sit on; only to see deterioration and rusty metal bands return a short time later. The long-accepted solution for repairing damaged concrete pads involves removing […]

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If it’s not broke, don’t fix it?

Let’s face it; the process for managing commercial roofing assets is broken. Run-to-failure? Roof replacement as the only option when a roof is problematic? That’s been somewhat common practice for what seems like forever, but it doesn’t have to be the case anymore. Changing the thinking behind the procurement process is step one. The current […]

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Baskets of savings! Get proactive with roof maintenance by following these 6 tips.

As we mark “March Madness” season in college basketball it’s relevant to bring up one of the many inspirational quotes by legendary UCCLA coach John Wooden, who might have been talking about roofing maintenance when he famously said, “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” Plugging leaks on a commercial roof in a reactionary mode […]

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Getting Below The Surface On What’s Damaging Your Concrete

Outside of a traumatic event like a heavy object falling on your concrete slab, the cause of the cracks, uneven settling or lifting you’re seeing likely traces back to its installation. Surface damage to concrete is commonly linked to a poor finishing job at the time of pouring, an excess amount of water in the […]

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Why do our roofs smell like black cherry?

In the chemicals business, like we are with our commercial roof coatings, it’s inevitable that someone is going to take exception to how your product smells. And it’s human nature to associate certain odors with particular feelings or emotions. The smell of chocolate or a neighbor’s backyard grill, for instance, can make your mouth water […]

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6 Reasons to break up with your vain roof system

The selling points for non-redundant roof systems can read much like a dating website profile; all of the features sound good on the surface, but what about the long-term relationship? What are they conveniently leaving out? And how will they react under stressful conditions? Features of non-redundant roof systems may include engineered, pre-manufactured, flexible, lightweight, […]

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18 things you can do this year to avoid headaches with your commercial roof (Part 2 of 2)

As a continuation of our two-part series on helping facility managers save roof maintenance budget dollars—aggravation, here are a few more commercial roofing best practices you should consider following this year. Inspect your ceilings and walls from inside the building to look for evidence of roof leaks or other damage. Remove debris like leaves, sticks […]

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