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The 5 Most Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Most roof leaks are caused by one of five common factors: people, issues with seams, neglect, rooftop equipment, and weather. Prevention is of course better than repair. Once you get to know the main offenders, you can develop a strategy to avoid problems before they arise. People: It’s OK to walk on your roof. Roofs…

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3 Ways In-House Sheet Metal Improves Construction Projects  

Any roof contractor can put a roof on a building, but the job isn’t finished until the metal trim is installed. Typical contractors install the roof and then send the same team back on a later day to install the trim.  But when a contractor runs their own sheet-metal shop, they have some serious advantages…

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The 411 on ES-1  

ES-1 is a pass/fail test, administered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), that challenges the integrity of different metals under the simulated stress of high winds and storms. It was put into place to achieve uniformity in edge-metal quality after Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and today it sets the wind design standard for edge…

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3 Roof Material Options for Replacing Your Roof

So it’s time to replace your roof. But do you even know what kind of roof you have or what kind of roof you want? There are generally three possible options for your existing flat roof: single-ply, a coating, or built-up. Each is chosen for specific reasons and provide optimal results in different situations. Get…

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