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Office Depot and Aldi, Polyester Reinforced Asphalt Emulsion and Acrylic Roof System Installed

Design Considerations New Roof Requirement Lease negotiations with a new tenant required installation of a new roof system. Ownership contemplated a holding period of ten years or less. System Alternates We presented several alternate choices, including very long term solutions … Continue reading

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Roof Warranty Renewal and Extension Can Reduce Cost

Some building owners are surprised to discover their new roof costs less than anticipated. Cold process, fluid applied reinforced roof systems can be eligible for “warranty renewal” or extension, for an additional ten (10) years, at reduced cost. The asphalt … Continue reading

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PVC-KEE Roofing Membrane Installed – 217,000 Square Feet

PVC-KEE single ply roofing membrane was selected as a lightweight upgrade to this large, low rise, single tenant, office building in Ventura County, California. Office environments have a very low tolerance for roof leaks compared to retail or commercial/industrial properties. … Continue reading

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Modified Membrane APP Roof Installed – Office Building

Seven (7) primary roof design solutions were implemented: Install new underlayment over the old aggregate surface, Replace metal coping cap with integral weatherstripping for glass curtain wall, Insure perimeter wind uplift resistance at upper level, Provide slip resistant roof surface … Continue reading

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Reinforced Acrylic 20 Year Roof System Installed

We provided the Owner with seven (7) possible choices to meet their criteria of a twenty (20) year roof system with proven performance, installed by seasoned applicators, while meeting stringent budget requirements. They selected the all acrylic fabric reinforced system … Continue reading

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Single Ply Fully Adhered Roofing Membrane – Southern California

The “before and after” photographs (below) of this fully adhered single ply roof installation solved problems with the original built up hot asphalt roof installed in 1989 at this retail commercial property. “Before”                                                                      “After”         … Continue reading

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Flat Roof Materials Solutions – Need A Flat Roof? – How Do You Decide?

Flat Roof Materials Solutions – Need A Flat Roof? – How Do You Decide? It’s easy to be confused when evaluating roofing material solutions for the flat or low slope roof. By understanding something about the source, benefits and drawbacks … Continue reading

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Important Roof Maintenance Item Needs Your Attention

Roofs are actually designed to shed water, so all the rain water striking the roof surface winds up at the drains. This is why it is so important to make sure roof drain screens are clear and allow free flow. … Continue reading

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Roof Pipe Flashings Done Right

You probably don’t want to think about pipe flashings, and if they are installed properly can be worry free. Wherever you have a pipe penetrating the roof deck there is potential for water entry because the opening in the deck … Continue reading

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