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Mid-South Roof Systems Team Members atop a roof working on commercial roof leak

Looking for a Leak: The Long and Winding Road

Your ability to complete the complicated and crucial task of identifying and fixing a leak is directly proportional to how well you understand your roof. About Your Roof A single-ply roof actually has three layers: The outer weatherproofing membrane, the tough, rigid mesh in the middle and the backing layer beneath, which comprises nearly half…

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Mid-South Roof Systems commercial roof hazards ponding water atop roof

Hazards Up High: Protect Your Roof

The three most common threats facing a newly installed roof are punctures, cuts, and scratches. The reason for this has to do with the makeup of the roof itself. The Composition of a Roof Roofs are like the Earth—they have three distinct layers and they’re made mostly of salt water. OK, that last part isn’t…

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Mid-South-Roof Systems team member working on Walk Pads commercial roof

Walk Pads: Putting a Roof Over the Head of Your Roof

Even the heftiest among us aren’t going to damage a roof just by walking on it, but frequent impacts from sharp objects and heavy tools can and hurt commercial roofs. Manufacturing facilities—with their rooftop machines that require constant maintenance—are especially susceptible to rooftop wear and tear.

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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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