How Roof Maintenance Can Work for You

The Importance of Roof Maintenance

The Importance of Roof Maintenance In 2006 RSI Magazine and GAF collaborated to build a reference manual for property managers, owners, architects, and specifiers. The articles they put together still remain relevant to this very day in stressing the importance of roof maintenance. Welcome to RSI Magazine’s Commercial Roofing Solutions pocket guide on roof maintenance—a […]

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Technical Bulletin: Roof Blisters

Blister in Urethane Coating

Blisters can be an alarming site for any roofing contractor. Their arrival is usually a surprise and removing them can be a very difficult task. In this technical bulletin, we examine some of the common causes of roof blisters and offer some helpful information on how to avoid them. What Causes Roof Blisters? Blisters occur […]

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5 Common Commercial and Industrial Roof Problems

5 Common Commercial and Industrial Roof Problems

There are a number of problems that can occur on a commercial or industrial roof. Many factors such as design, installation, substrate, workmanship, maintenance, and weather conditions can directly affect a roof’s lifespan. In this blog, we highlight five of the most common problems that can arise on both commercial and industrial roofs. #1 Roof Leaks […]

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How to Establish a Roof Maintenance Program

How to Establish a Roof Maintenance Program

The most important reason for establishing a roof maintenance program is to protect the capital investment of a new roof. Proper roof maintenance will not only add years to the life of a roof, it will also uncover problems before a roof leak wets insulation, creates mold and damages the interior of the building. Fortunately, […]

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Don’t Live a Roofing Nightmare!

Don't Live a Roofing Nightmare!

With the spring season upon us, heavy rainfall is to be expected in most parts of the country. Unfortunately for some building owners, this means roof leaks are also to be expected. With that in mind, let’s revisit an article written by Mike Russo, RSI Associate Publisher & Editor, which examines a real-life “roofing nightmare” and emphasizes the importance of regular roof maintenance. Mike […]

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Why Are Roof Coatings Energy Efficient?

Energy Efficient Roof Coatings

Field Study and Lab Performance Criteria Rohm and Haas Company investigated the use of white acrylic roof coatings to reduce air conditioning demand. Early “birdhouse” experiments clearly demonstrated that white elastomeric acrylic coatings could reduce the internal temperature of un-insulated and poorly ventilated buildings significantly. Moreover, the coatings could prolong the life of a roof by […]

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The Negatives of Acrylic Roof Coatings on Commercial Flat Roofs

The Main Problem Acrylic elastomeric coatings were originally designed in the 1970’s for restoring sloped metal roofs. Over time, coatings manufacturers and contractors realized that acrylics could be used on other commercial roofing substrates, with one caveat: the roof must drain well. The acrylic coatings blended today are far superior to the original formulations, but the […]

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RCMA Releases White Paper: Cutting Peak Electrical Demand with Reflective Roof Coatings

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) has recently published a white paper addressing the role and impact of reflective roof coatings in mitigating peak energy demand. Developed in collaboration with Jim Hoff, TEGNOS Research Inc., this paper provides a comparative overview of base use and peak demand of electricity and shares information on how to […]

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Five Commercial Roof Maintenance Best Practices for Building Owners and Managers

Proper design, appropriate materials and correct installation are the base of a commercial roof that adequately protects your business. Having a solid plan for commercial roof maintenance and repairs is critical in keeping your roof strong. Signs of damage to your commercial roof can be as subtle as water spots on interior ceilings or as […]

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