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Stone-coated metal shingles vs asphalt shingles

under side of stone-coated metal shingle close-up

Have you heard of stone-coated metal shingles? With them becoming more popular, we thought we’d compare them to traditional asphalt shingles. Maybe you’re considering ditching the short-lived asphalt shingles and switching to a roofing material that lasts longer and is more durable? There are a lot of advantages to asphalt shingles. Cost and availability being…

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Commercial roofing shingles

asphalt shingles on commercial building

If you have a commercial building that has a sloped roof (non-flat), or you’re having a commercial building built that will have a sloped roof, you might be considering commercial roofing shingles. But, what are they? Are commercial roofing shingles different from residential roofing shingles? We hear some talk in the community about ‘commercial roofing…

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Flat roof repair

photo of water pooling on a flat roof

Flat roof repairs don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Often, costly flat roof repairs can be avoided with regular inspections and maintenance. What are my flat roof repair options Your flat roof repair options depend upon the membrane you have. If we are patching a flat roof, we use the original material.…

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commercial vs residential roofing shingles

metal shingle roof

Quick quiz: What’s the difference between commercial and residential roofing shingles? That’s actually a trick question. The answer is, nothing. Technically, there’s no difference between the shingles themselves. Those shingles you see on your dentist’s roof are the exact same shingles you can get for your home. They are not ‘commercial’, or heavy duty, or…

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Flat roof advantages and disadvantages

house with flat roof next to house with sloped roof

Flat roofs aren’t just for commercial buildings. We’ve also installed lots of flat roof systems onto residential structures, such as home additions. If you’re in the unique position of choosing a roof design, than you’re probably wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are of a flat roof. Depending upon your requirements, desires and budget, a…

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Which flat roof system is best?

best flat roof award

Let’s cut right to the chase. “Which flat roof system is best?” really isn’t the right question. Instead, you should ask “which flat roof system is appropriate?” You see, the ‘best‘ flat roofing system for Joe’s Computers might not be appropriate for Diane’s Day Diner is she’s looking for the ‘best flat roof system’. If…

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How to choose the right roofing material

how to choose the right roofing material info-graphic

Did you know that the right roofing material for your roof depends upon the pitch, or angle, of the roof? There are other considerations, as well, such as if you’re doing a lot of cooking in the building. The below chart and step-by-step info-graphic walks you through the basic process of determining what the right…

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How to choose a good commercial roofing contractor

Choosing a good commercial roofing contractor, if you don’t already have one, can be difficult. What do you ask them, or look for, to find out if they are trustworthy, reliable, and do quality work? When on-line reviews can be faked, and when the company can say anything they want on their own website, how…

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8 Common Commercial Roof Problems

commercial pvc roof with new rc2000 Inland Coatings coating

a commercial roof with a new rubber coating applied Commercial roof problems are unavoidable. It is inevitable that something goes wrong. Leaves might collect and clog your drains. Strong winds might pick-up or blow-off roofing material. Holes might develop from excessive expanding and contracting. If you ignore these problems, they can lead to bigger, more…

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