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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The Variances in Roof System Warranties – Part 2

When it comes to warranties at American WeatherStar, our first goal is clarity.  All too often in the commercial roofing industry we see ambiguous wording within warranties.  We know most building owners will only go through a commercial roof purchase a few times in their professional lives.  Most buyers only focus on the number of years […]

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The Variances in Roof System Warranties – Part 1

When it comes to warranties at American WeatherStar, our first goal is clarity.  All too often in the commercial roofing industry we see ambiguous wording within warranties.  We know most building owners will only go through a commercial roof purchase a few times in their professional lives.  Most buyers only focus on the number of years […]

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How Can Roof Coatings Save You Money

/// TAX & ENERGY SAVINGS Receive up to $.60/sf based on total project (roof and/or walls) when you can show a reduction in energy consumption of 10% or more. The customer will need an energy calculation and a compliance statement for their file. We can assist with providing this documentation.   /// EXPENSE DEDUCTION YEAR […]

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How Not To Lose $0.15 Per Square Foot Per Year On Your Roofs

Case history: the Polygram Facility In July of 1996, the Polygram facility was approaching 20 years of age. Excluding air handling equipment, there had never been more than a couple of minor roof leaks at any given time. The vast majority of time, the facility was leak free during rain storms due to an aggres- […]

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RoofersCoffeeShop.com Welcomes American WeatherStar

RoofersCoffeeShop.com Welcomes American WeatherStar™   Roofing professionals are invited to register for American WeatherStar’s free, two-day FAST (Fluid-applied Systems Techniques) Academy, November 16-17 to gain a competitive advantage in commercial roofing. RoofersCoffeeShop.com, the place where the industry meets for technology, information and everyday business is pleased to welcome American WeatherStar.  A leading supplier of high-quality, […]

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Many ‘Roof’ Leaks Are Caused by Mechanical Equipment

BY STEVEN A. MANDZIK, RRC, CDT As the in-house roof consultant in charge of more than 12 million square feet of roofing for a large property owner, I’ve had the advantage of managing the same roofs for many years. My associate and I have walked each of 400 roofs yearly to review their condition, specify […]

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Roof Inspections: Checklist and Information

Steve Fountaine, owner of Premiere Works, has some great advice on why roof inspections are so important.   Performing regular roof inspections with a detailed checklist can lower your overall repair and replacement costs by 45% and extend the life of your commercial roof from 13 years to 25 years. Most commercial roofs should be inspected […]

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Know The System

Ask Questions I was with a contractor a couple of weeks ago that was having a problem with a system he had installed from Brand X. He mentioned that the owner had found a piece of the coating system in the parking lot after a recent storm. From just a general observation, everything looked great. […]

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Not All Fluid-Applied Roof Coatings Are Equal

Choose wisely when “Bigfoot” shows up. “Many of you may remember the old United McGill Corp. “Bigfoot” ad. It featured a Dennis Franz (NYPD Blue) look alike—except he was a lot bigger and meaner—tromping over the company’s metal walkway system. Besides his big feet, he was armed with a huge toolbox. Presumably, it was filled […]

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