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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 […]

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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 […]

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Simon Roofing Promotes Sullivan to Lead Service Estimator

Media Contact: Sue Stricklin VP of Marketing 800.523.7714 ext. 1142 sstricklin@simonroofing.com 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 […]

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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 […]

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FIVE MUST-ASK QUESTIONS TO SCREEN INDUSTRIAL ROOFING COMPANIES

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.

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The History of Polymers: Then and Now

Many of the innovations used in commercial roofing today trace their roots to the late 1930s in the early days of World War II. Around that time, the Japanese invaded Indonesia and Southeast Asia, and cut off American supply to the natural latex rubber plants there. Those plants served as valuable feedstock to U.S. rubber […]

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Data-driven Roof Inspections Remove Assumptions, Subjectivity

There’s a new standard in commercial roof inspections that’s data-driven and solution-specific, meaning it removes the one-size-fits-all checklists and the subjectivity inherent in the technician’s level of experience. Today’s more sophisticated inspections are detailed and customized to the roof system type and its failure points. For instance, there’s a separate checklist and protocol for built-up […]

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Talking the Talk: A Brush Up on Common Roofing Terminology

Successfully managing your roofing assets is heavily dependent on being able to communicate effectively with your roofing company. Following are several common roofing-related terms and definitions to become comfortable with, if you’re not already. Blisters – A common roof defect consisting of an enclosed pocket of air, and perhaps water, trapped between layers of felt […]

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5 Questions about Spring Roof Maintenance Best Practices

After months of frigid temperatures and on-again, off-again snow and ice events, your commercial roofs might be showing signs of wear. How did your roof handle the winter months? What new issues are likely to surface this year? To maximize the useful life of your roof, spring and fall are the two best times to [...]

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