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, […]

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Why Roof Maintenance is Problem Prevention

Why roof Maintenance is problem prevention

When it comes to your roof, an out of sight out of mind mentality can be dangerous. Roofs have one main purpose, to protect us and our assets. Like everything else we use and depend on daily , roofs need maintenance to stay strong and efficient. The article below, from RSI, puts the cost of […]

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Opportunities for Commercial Roofing Contractors

Opportunities for commercial roofing contractors

“The building owner is the most likely person to make the decision about the materials used for roof replacement projects (42 percent), while facility managers are most likely to make the call on the materials used for repairs (40 percent).” Roofing Contractor teamed up with BNP Media Market Research and GAF to conduct a study […]

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How Can Roof Coatings Save You Money

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 One Roof and […]

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Know the Limitations of the System

Know the limitations of 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 building owner found pieces of the coating system in the parking lot after a recent storm. From just a general observation, everything looked great. But […]

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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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Getting Started in the Roof Coatings Industry?

Ready to get started in the roof coatings industry?

Hands-on Learning In any business, particularly the construction industry, entering new territory is never easy. It’s an outright risk, albeit a necessary one, should a company hope to prevail in a competitive market. Diversification can be a key strategy to differentiate one contracting company from its competition. For roofing contractors, diversifying might involve, for example, broadening a […]

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Roof Coatings 101: Roof Coatings Guide for Commercial Roofing Contractors

Interested in learning more about roofing coatings industry and fluid applied restoration systems from American WeatherStar? Use this guide to get started. The Roof Coatings Guide covers everything from chemistries in the roof coatings industry to repair products, fluid applied systems, roof coatings equipment, warranties, and more. The guide also offers information, photos, and links […]

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New Products & Price List

Lately, there’s been a great deal of optimism surrounding the roof coatings industry. The mood at the 2017 International Roofing Expo, which saw a record number of contractors in attendance, was very positive. With this great news, we here at American WeatherStar would like to announce our new products and price list. With most of the […]

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