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Saturated vs. Laminated Roofing Membranes – Which is Better?

Question: Describe the difference between saturation and lamination and why is it important? Answer: Saturation vs lamination creates a very different acting sheet, especially when you’re looking at single-ply systems. With lamination, there are different layers of the roof membrane – polymer, scrim and then the polymer from the bottom to top. Lamination is just […]

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What Elongation and Tensile Strength Says About your Commercial Roof

Question: What is elongation? What is tensile strength? Why are they important? Answer: Elongation and tensile strength are important factors for the roof. Elongation is essentially how far, in a percentage, at which a roof membrane will go from its initial state to its final state when pulling it. The best comparison is a rubber […]

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When is Your Commercial Roof Leak Truly an Emergency?

Question: What is the difference between an emergency and non-emergency call? Answer: Everyone is going to have their own definition of emergency. In my eyes, an emergency constitutes when there’s a safety hazard, when employees or customers could be at risk on an injury, a slip-n-fall, or when there is risk of equipment being damaged. […]

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Technology’s Impact on the Commercial Roofing Industry

Question: How has technology impacted the commercial roofing industry? Answer: Technology has really impacted the roofing industry today especially at Simon Roofing. We have introduced a lot of science into how our roof performs and how to increase that performance. We have looked at things such as tensile strength, elongation and weathering and how our […]

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Weather’s Impact on a Commercial Roof

Question: How does the weather impact my roof? Answer: Environmental issues impacting the roof can be classified in three areas: weathering, ultraviolet (UV) rays, and heat. Those three work together to degrade the roof.  Heat and UV causes oxidation in the roof membrane which causes the roof to lose its strength and longevity. In addition, […]

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White Roof vs. Dark Roof

Question: What is the benefit of a white roof vs. a dark roof? Answer: In the southern states a white roof is generally better and, in the north, gray or darker roofs are generally better. White roofs provide very high reflectivity, which results in energy saving because you do not have heat escaping into the […]

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Can I Apply a Coating to My Commercial Roof Systems

Question: What type of roofing systems can I add a coating over without having to tear off and replace? Answer: Coatings are only as good as the roof system they are installed over. Almost any type of roof could receive a re-roof alternative or restoration but the existing roof system must be in good condition […]

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Commercial Roofing Inspections Explained

How often should I have my roof professionally inspected and what are technicians generally looking for? Answer: Roof inspections should be performed on a commercial building twice a year, according to the National Roofing Contractors Association. Typically, after the winter and after the summer because those are generally the two harshest climates. In the winter, […]

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How Does a Warranted Roof Repair Differ From a Warranted Leak Location

Question: What is the difference between a warranted roof repair versus a warranty on the leak location? Answer: The difference between a warranted repair and a warranty of leak location is really two things. A repair warranty from some roofing providers means they could stick materials on a roof and you still have a leak that […]

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The Fine Print of a Commercial Roof Warranty

Question: What should I look for in a warranty for my commercial roof system? What does a warranty typically cover or not cover? Answer: First and foremost, you should hire a reputable roofing provider and understand the process of what they’re doing to help you make better decisions. If you end up with a warranty […]

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