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Author Archives: Alysha Maharg

Heat-Welded Seams & Ohio

    How do heat-welded seams work? Why is it the best choice for Ohio? Our roofing crew members use heat guns, also known as welders. These heat guns generate air hot enough that it welds overlapping pieces of PVC membrane, creating a single sheet of membrane.  This eliminates the chances of water penetration.  It also makes the…

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ReRoof & Then Recycle It

      That’s right. PVC is a highly recyclable product unlike any other single-ply roof material.  These other roof systems are much more likely to end up in a landfill, versus a PVC membrane.  It’s just one more way that a Duro-Last PVC membrane fits within the “green” roofing standards. Duro-Last roofing has a…

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The Layers of a Roof System

  Understanding the makeup of a roof system can help a building owner to understand the nature of the repairs or replacement needed.  The deck is the base of the system and the membrane acts as the first layer of defense. This image is an example of the layers for a flat commercial roof system….

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3 Ways to Extend the Life Cycle of a Roof

  By now you may have heard that a roof is only as good as the roof material. Or the roof is only as good as the crew that installed it. Both are correct. First, a proper roof design is essential to the roof lasting long-term. Not having proper water flow for example can be…

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Solutions for your Metal Roof system

  There are many ways to resolve metal roof issues. Some are long term solutions while others provide a temporary or even a shorter term “bandaid” fix.  Roof Cement Flashing Membrane Coatings Metal Retrofit Membrane Retrofit The last two options provide the longest length of protection. The metal retrofit can be applied directly over an…

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Why Choose a White Roof?

  We discussed this topic a little bit in our last blog about SRI, so what are we still talking about it? Because its important. Replacing black roofs with cool roofs makes an impact on a multitude of areas not limited to but including energy usage, urban heat islands, and monthly expenses. We have included…

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The Dog Days of Summer – Cool Roofs

The phrase Dog Days of Summer describes the most oppressive period of summer, between July 3rd and August 11th each year.  It is HOT out there.  Stay safe, stay hydrated.   Black roofs heat up just like black asphalt and a black t-shirt in the summer. The combination of the hot sun and the dark colored roofs are sure…

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The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) & Flat Roofing

    TIPS is a national purchasing cooperative that offers access to competitively procured purchasing contracts to its membership.   How does my organization benefit from using a purchasing cooperative like TIPS? For governmental agencies such as public education organizations, higher education entities, and city or county governments, membership in a purchasing cooperative offers the…

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Ohio School Districts

Over the past three decades All Weather Systems Inc. has had the pleasure of working with many school districts across Ohio. With the introduction of the TIPS Program, school districts, state funded entities and non-profits are now able to obtain pre-negotiated pricing on a wide range of products and services. Here is a project profile…

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$ Save Money $

    Let’s take a closer look at one particular aspect of how we can save you money on your next roofing project. The cost of labor.  Duro-Last roofing is not the low-cost leader for the price of roof membranes alone however, the savings is in the labor. Look at it this way, let’s say the cost of…

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