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When seeking to bring a commercial roof back up to its original level of performance, roofing professionals and building owners today have a few options to consider. Making the right repair decisions is important—it can help save weeks of time and tens of thousands of dollars. To uncover whether restoration is a good option or if replacement will be necessary for a roof, you must thoroughly assess the state of your roof and analyze the findings. The determination of the right repair method will depend on the specific circumstances of the job at hand. In situations where restoration is appropriate, you’ll find some significant advantages versus reroofing or other alternative repair measures, such as less time to complete the job, less equipment and in general it is a more cost-effective solution.

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Car and truck owners are accustomed to periodic vehicle maintenance. The auto industry has done a tre­mendous job reinforcing the importance of oil and filter changes, tire rotations and inspection of hoses and belts. Vehicle owners know that if not properly main­tained, there is an increased likelihood that their ride could overheat, blow a tire or simply fail to start. Our car, truck or SUV is likely a five-figure investment. We likely rely on it every single day. What does this have to do with a commercial roof? We in the roofing industry need to drive (pun intended) home the...

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When Hurricane Michael made landfall in Mexico City Beach, FL on October 10 as the fourth strongest hurricane in U.S. history, it devastated the Florida Panhandle and left hundreds of residents without shelter and electricity. Neighborhoods, businesses, apartments and hotels throughout the area suffered catastrophic damage due to the extreme winds and storm surge. Overall, damages from Hurricane Michael were estimated at over $15 billion. With our main headquarters in Tampa, FL, this storm hit close to home.  Along with the entire state of FL, we had been anxiously watching Michael’s path and couldn’t help but think, this could have...

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In the roofing industry, we collaborate with building owners and property managers who are rightfully concerned about issues that can compromise their properties. They look for repairs and/or improvements that can be accomplished in the quickest, safest, and least disruptive way to prevent loss of income and keep costs down. Clearly, the condition of the roof plays an important role in all of that, particularly regarding the decision to restore or replace it. Pass this blog along to them as they consider their options.

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When our friends at the San Diego Roofing Contractors Association (SDRCA) reached out this summer asking for help with their Build-A-Roof (BAR) program, we jumped at the opportunity! The SDRCA’s BAR program awards new roofs to deserving members of the community at no cost to them.   This year, the SDRCA selected Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) as the recipient of the pro-bono award. Canine Companions is a nonprofit organization that provides expertly-trained assistance dogs to children, adults and military veterans with disabilities. Established in 1975, CCI has six training centers across the country, including two in California, one in Florida,...

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