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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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Mid-South Roof Systems Team Members atop a roof working on fully adhered roof application

Fully Adhered or Mechanically Attached: Which to choose?

Roofs are typically fastened to commercial buildings in one of two ways: mechanically attached or fully adhered (there are others but these are the most popular). Virtually all roofs—fastened through either method—sit on top of a layer of insulation that rests between the roof and a metal deck, which is fixed to the structure below.…

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Tear Off or Re-Roof? The Answer Depends on What Lies Beneath

When it’s time for a new roof, your options are to re-roof over the one you have or tear the old one off and start from scratch. Choosing the right strategy will save you money and make sure that the roof you get matches your buildings needs. If your roof already has two layers, you might…

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