The 2017 International Roofing Expo Is Almost Here

Posted by FiberTite on Feb 21, 2017 2:05:01 PM

The 2017 International Roofing Expo (IRE) will be held March 1–3, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. IRE is a great place to learn about new technology and interact with touch new products. The variety of exhibitors on display and extensive educational programs offered create outstanding opportunities to network and discover the latest trends and technological advances in the industry.

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The Outlook on Commercial Roofing Trends

Posted by FiberTite on Feb 14, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Looking forward, the commercial roofing industry is expecting a steady upswing in sales, product production and the skilled labor workforce. Roofing Contractor and FiberTite partnered together to outline where increases can be expected, ranging from the commercial roofing products themselves to the skilled labor workforce responsible for successful installations. Learn more about the specific details behind the current roofing sales outlook and the important data behind the positive predictions for the future in the following interactive infographic.

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What is the Difference Between a Class A and Class B Roof?

Posted by Jerry Beall on Feb 10, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Periodically I get asked if FiberTite is a Class A membrane. When this happens I have to carefully provide a simple answer to address the question and explain the answer thoroughly.  It can be a bit confusing for most people, especially since there is a belief that Underwriters Laboratories is the only one who can classify a roof. This post takes a closer look at the differences between the roofing classes and will help dispel the confusion between them.

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Quick Tips to Help Save on Roof Repair or Replacement

Posted by Kris Locken on Feb 7, 2017 5:44:08 PM

We don’t really think about roofs until they stop working. A leak caused by damage, pooling or other problems will make an urgent priority out of something you never think about.

Whether you have a massive commercial structure or an average home, roof repairs or replacements can be costly. With lifespans that can easily span decades, it can be hard to determine if a roof needs to be replaced or if professional repairs will extend its life.

Following these simple guidelines can help you determine the best roofing solution for your needs.

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FiberTite’s Proven Process for Successful Roofing Membrane Installations

Posted by Mike Lee on Jan 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Recently I got to thinking about why the FiberTite roof installation process works. As a FiberTite professional roofing contractor myself, I’m tasked with ensuring every roofing membrane installation my team begins is a success and that’s why I follow the proven process below. 

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Cannabis Cultivation Facilities on the Rise in 2017

Posted by Dalton Ulm on Jan 23, 2017 3:00:00 PM

What does this mean for the roofing business?

Politics and social opinions aside, a business is a business. The cannabis cultivation industry is growing rapidly as the federal and state deregulation of medical marijuana increases every year. To date, 25 states including Washington D.C. have passed laws allowing the prescription-based use of medical marijuana. Accompanying the rise in legalization is the demand for construction and development of cultivation manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and testing labs. By 2020, the overall U.S. marijuana market is projected to exceed $22 billion, an evaluation that is expected to inflate tremendously in 2017. Due to the advancements in agricultural technology, cannabis can be grown indoors year round. Cultivation facilities are growing by the hundreds throughout the U.S. in order to service the demand of nearly 1.5 million prescribed medical marijuana patients.

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The 3 Biggest Concerns for Food Processing Facilities When it Comes to Roofing

Posted by Dalton Ulm on Jan 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Food processing and data center industries provide a huge demand for durable and reliable roofing systems.These industries face extensive threats when it comes to building maintenance, sanitation and safety—many of which can be prevented with the right roofing system and installment. In part one of this blog series, we discussed the 3 Reasons Why It’s Crucial to Have a Robust Roof on Data Centers.Today, we’re talking about food processing facilities and the importance of the right roof structure. With more than 35+ years of experience, FiberTite has proven that performance speaks for itself and has a reputation to back it up.

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3 Reasons Why it’s Crucial to Have a Robust Roof on Data Centers

Posted by Dalton Ulm on Jan 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Food processing and data center industries provide a huge demand for durable and reliable roofing systems. These industries face extensive threats when it comes to building maintenance, sanitation and safety—many of which can be prevented with the right roofing system and installment. In part two of this blog series, we discuss the Three Biggest Concerns for Food Processing Facilities When it Comes to Roofing. Today, we're talking about data centers and the importance of the right roof structure. With more than 35+ years of experience, FiberTite has proven that performance speaks for itself and has a reputation to back it up.

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5 Waterproofing Tips to Consider Before Starting Your Next Roofing Project

Posted by Scott Sellers on Jan 5, 2017 3:38:34 PM

Roof size, style, environmental requirements and even sustainability advantages—such as those delivered by green roofs—are all factors that should be taken into consideration prior to embarking on any roofing or waterproofing project. When you begin to plan for your next waterproofing project, you’ll likely think of a number of ways you can customize it and become overwhelmed by a seemingly endless list of details. Simply put, waterproofing systems must be designed and constructed properly to avert substantial risk and ensure the longevity of your project. Here are five waterproofing tips you should be thinking about prior to initiating your next roofing project.

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A Roofing Project’s Value Chain Is More Like a Value Tree

Posted by Jonathan Pierson on Dec 21, 2016 11:31:00 AM

After visiting a job site today I had an “aha” moment: Your contractor’s team of roofing professionals directly impacts all other parties that contribute to a roofing project. This means a roofing project’s value chain isn’t linear; its structure resembles something closer to that of a tree.

At the base of the structure, or the trunk, you have a group of highly qualified building professionals who provide support to the branches. In this scenario, the trunk consists of an architect, engineer or consultant—and in turn an on-site supervisor, foreman and crew—and the branches include main players like building owners, manufacturers and the quality products used, such as FiberTite systems and membranes.

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