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Pop (Culture) Quiz

So how much do you really know about roofing? In our world, every Trivial Pursuit question … every Jeopardy clue … every Wheel of Fortune board would include some type of reference to the roofing industry. But until they do, we’ve created our own version of “roof references in pop culture” trivia covering the worlds […]

Why Good Roofs Go Bad

Could it be that the Pareto principle applies to commercial roofing? It’s not uncommon to find that approximately 20% of the roof — meaning the penetrations — can cause roughly 80% of the problematic issues. Penetrations are among many potential failure points in a roof system. It is prudent to be particularly aware of potential […]

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Data-driven inspections improve accuracy, delay costly replacement

According to the International Facility Management Association, 85% of commercial roofs are replaced too soon due to bad information. Roof replacements are often the go-to solution when nagging roof leaks continue to disrupt business and rack up unexpected repair expenses but there might be a smarter alternative – restoration. A roof restoration can bring a […]

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Employees tell the Simon Roofing story on national TV program

“When it comes to commercial roofing, these guys have you covered.” That’s how the narrator kicked off our recently aired segment on the nationally syndicated, commercial design television show “Office Spaces,” and it couldn’t have been more accurately described. That is, unless he had said “these guys and gals have you covered.” [View the full […]

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Lamination vs Saturation in roofing membranes – understanding the difference

On a 45 mil roof membrane, how much waterproofing protection do you think you get? Wait, you mean it’s not 45 mils? Actually, the answer is “it depends.” First it needs to be determined whether the membrane was “laminated” or “saturated.” Common among single-ply systems, a membrane consists of a bottom layer, a polyester matting […]

The Science of Roofing

We’ve come a long way from the days of hot-applied coal tar and asphalt. The commercial roofing industry has become highly technical, both in the way materials are designed and installed, as well as how roofs are maintained to extend their useful life. Today there’s a true scientific approach to commercial roofing that involves innovative […]

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National Safety Month

How well do you know fall-protection standards? Take our quick roof safety quiz and find out! In honor of National Safety Month, and with safety as Simon Roofing’s most important core value, we’d like to take a moment to emphasize a few safety measures specific to fall protection that our employees are trained to practice […]

Press Releases

Simon Roofing Promotes Sullivan to Lead Service Estimator

Media Contact: Sue Stricklin VP of Marketing 800.523.7714 ext. 1142 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Simon Roofing Promotes Sullivan to Lead Service Estimator BOARDMAN, Ohio (June _, 2017) – Simon Roofing, a national commercial roofing manufacturer and installer, promoted Jacob Sullivan to lead service estimator at the company’s Youngstown headquarters. In his new role, Sullivan manages […]


Hard Working Spirit Leads to Success for Simon Roofing

Alex Simon came to Youngstown from Lebanon and started Simon Roofing in the 1900s as a way to provide for his family. Alex’s successors, his grandsons, say he would be amazed at the state of the company today. No longer is the focus on residential roofing, but on commercial and manufacturing the products for repair […]


If you need to be reminded about one of your building’s most expensive assets, all you have to do is look up.

A roof may represent a small percentage of an industrial building’s initial construction cost, but maintaining it over the course of the building’s lifetime can demand a significant amount of time and expense. Just how much time and money can depend on who you depend on.