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Mid-South Roof-Systems team members Protect Roof from UV light

Here Comes the Sun: UV Light, Thickness, and Your Roof’s Lifespan

The lifespan of a building’s roof is determined largely by two factors—its thickness and its exposure to sunlight. Size Matters Single-ply roofs are mainly offered in three levels of thickness: 45 mils, 60 mils, and 80-90 mils. As a general rule, the thicker the roof, the longer it will last. This is true regardless of…

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Mid-South Roof systems team members atop Delta rooftop working on roof lifespan

Want To Make A 10-Year Roof Last 25? Here’s How!

Owners of large buildings with flat roofs know that they don’t have the same natural drainage possibilities of sloped roofs, and need more regular maintenance. They might not know, however, that neglecting regular roof maintenance is one of the worst things a building owner can do.

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Mid-South Roof Systems Team Members atop a roof working on water damage

Water Damage – The Good, The Bad, The Solution

Water is arguably one of the leading causes of accelerated aging on roofs, particularly flat roofs typical of large commercial and industrial buildings. Ponding water caused by rain, melted snow or leaking heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems can contribute to the wearing down of the roof surface, leading to leaks, mold and decay.

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Mid-South Roof Systems thermal imaging

What is Thermal Imaging?

It’s a well-known fact that moisture can lead to damage of materials. However, those in the roofing industry can take advantage of technology designed to detect moisture in spots that can’t easily be seen, allowing for damaged areas to be found more quickly and repaired. This technology is called thermal imaging. A thermal imaging camera…

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