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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…

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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 –…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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