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Skylights of Today

 

Sometimes just the mention of skylights can make a building owner cringe. As a roofing contractor, we have seen a multitude of less than idea situations when it comes to old, outdated skylights. 

The science, technology and installation techniques have grown leaps and bounds from even just 10 years ago. Not to mention, the aesthetics have come along ways as well.

We have been installing Wasco Skylights for many, many years now and can attest to the quality of their products. After 80+ years of innovation, testing and experience, they are truly leaders in the daylighting industry.

 

Check out this video from Wasco Skylights to see amazing transformations and designs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHF85arBBZ4&feature=youtu.be

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All Weather Systems is on Your Side.

 

 

We know that roofing can be an expensive part of building ownership.  You need a contractor that is “on your side.”  You have of course heard about the insurance company that is “on your side” but as a roofer, we want to be on your side too. 

 

Here are the top 3 reasons why you should consider All Weather Systems:

Experience.

Over 30 years in the roofing industry, there is hardly a roofing situation that we haven’t encountered and conquered. 

Knowledge.

We are infamous for solving roofing problems that no one else has been able to solve.  The expertise our Lead Repair Technicians possess is second to none.

Customer Service.

We are not unaware that the roofing industry has gotten a bad name for the lack of customer service put forth.  All Weather Systems is different, and we’ll prove it to you time and time again.  

Give us your toughest roofing problem, put us to the test.  (740) 323-3174

 

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The Basics of Commercial Roof Maintenance

 

 

Roof maintenance is just one of those ‘have-to’s’ when you own a building. So often the roof is forgotten about until it begins to leak.  By then, what was a small problem has likely caused more damage that could have possibly been prevented with a roof inspection. 

You wear a lot of hats throughout a single day.  Do you really want to also worry about the condition of your roof, or can you delegate that task?  We would be happy to perform bi-yearly or quarterly roof inspections.  We’ll carefully and thoroughly check your roof for any roof defects and point out areas that are a cause for concern.  We’ll catch potential problems before they cause extensive damage. 

The Fall season and the leaves dropping is an easy to identify cause for concern.  Make sure that the water can properly drain from your roof.  Remember, some manufacturer warranties void for ponded or pooling water on the roof system. 

The Basics of Roof Maintenance” article presented by the NRCA (National Roofing Contractor Association) outlines in detail areas of consideration when it comes to the role of roof maintenance. 

Reach out to All Weather Systems. We are currently scheduling inspections throughout the month of November.  (740) 323-3174 

 

 

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How to Choose the Right Roof Access Ladder

 

 

As building owners continue to shift focus on the safety of their rooftops, we begin to examine the access ladders. Fixfast is a leader if rooftop safety and we are proud to work with them. 

“Running your business requires a sharp eye for problem-solving, effective communication, and dedication. But that’s not all – common facilities maintenance challenges require that you have the right equipment to enable your employees’ access to high spaces. Items like fixed roof access ladders can mean the difference between effective maintenance and avoidable repairs. The right equipment can also ensure your compliance with OSHA regulations and help keep your employees safer and more productive.”  Check out their full blog post regarding this topic   https://www.fixfastusa.com/…/choosing-right-roof-access-la…/

 

 If you have any questions about the safety of your roof, please reach out to us ASAP (740) 323-3174.

 

 

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Don’t forget to take advantage of the Section 179 Tax Deduction

 

 

There is a great resource that helps to answer your questions about this tax deduction. Visit Section179.org to get all the details. 

New Rules and Limitations

Section179.Org is your definitive resource for all things Section 179. We’ve brought together a large amount of information regarding the Section 179 tax deduction, and clearly and honestly discuss the various aspects of IRS Tax Code Section 179 in plain language. This will allow you to make the best possible financial decisions for your company.

Section 179 can be very profitable for you, so it is to your benefit to learn as much as possible. Reach out to us today (740) 323-3174

 

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How does AWS address one our biggest priorities, rooftop Safety?

 

 

We take safety quite seriously.  It is extremely important that our crews always have safe practices when on a rooftop. Afterall, it only takes a moment.

Forbes magazine recently listed roofing as the 6th most dangerous job in America. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that out of the 4,251 private industry deaths in the U.S. workplace during 2014, 20.5 percent were in construction. As far as a percentage of deaths, fall deaths are unequivocally number one. Falls represent 39.9 percent of all deaths. This is serious.

In addition to identifying the unique hazards before we begin every project, All Weather Systems holds weekly safety meetings administered by a 3rd party to ensure our crews are up to speed on all of the best safety practices. 

We also strongly encourage building owners to look at their rooftop fall safety setups.  How can the safety measures be improved upon?  There are many ways to make your roof safer, reach out to us to discuss your set up.  (740) 323-3174

 

 

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Why did we choose Duro-Last?

 

 

There are many reasons why we choose Duro-Last and why we still choose it every day.  First and foremost, it’s because of the company itself.  Time and time again they have proved themselves to be focused on customer service.  We believe the roofing material is only as good as the company that stands behind it.  Duro-Last has been a pleasure to work with.

 

Our 2nd biggest reason for offering Duro-Last membrane for now over three decades is because of the quality of the roofing system.  We’re not even talking just about the quality of the membrane but the Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky™ full system approach that Duro-Last has adopted over the years.  From the insulation, to the skylights and the metal edge detail, they have shown such a strong commitment to offering the best products, for the best price. This makes our job easier and makes the decision easier for the building owner. 

 

There are many, many more reasons why we continue to choose Duro-Last.   We encourage you to reach out to us today, let us tell you why. 

(740) 323-3174

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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 seams the strongest point of the roof system. 

Heat welding is the best choice for flat and low slope roofs in Ohio for one simple reason – The temperature fluctuation that Ohio buildings experience inside of a day or week.  These variable hot and cold temperatures create expansion and contraction that puts pressure on the roof system. We are seeing all kinds of temperature fluctuations this week as Summer moves out and Fall moves in.  

 

Learn more about how heat welded seams work by calling (740) 323-3174.

 

 

 

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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 program in place where the customer and contractor pay for shipping to the nearest Duro-Last manufacturing facility. From there the roof is typically sent to Oscoda Plastics and is used to produce commercial flooring.

To learn more about this program, please call (740) 323-3174.

 

 

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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. The system is largely dependent on the needs of the individual building.

Some buildings need a vapor barrier, some don’t need a cover board. If the building will be used as an office, it is possible that more insulation is needed, versus a storage building. There will always be variables.

All Weather Systems can help you navigate the many decisions along with making recommendations of the type of materials to use.  

 

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