Within the low-slope roofing marketplace, there has been confusion between a Class A fire rating and a Class 1 fire rating. There are significant differences between a Class A and Class 1 rated roof system. The class of fire rating for a roof system is an important part of roof design and not only determines the ability of the roof system to resist fire but the extent to which the system has been tested. To examine the difference, we first need to look at what each fire rating tests.
Matchmaking in roofing is a lot like dating — chemistry matters. Matching your needs up with the ideal roofing membrane for the task means looking at how the membrane is made and what it’s likely to face in the years of work protecting your building.
Gardens and lakes are beautiful — unless they’re sitting on your roof. Ponding water on a low slope roof can cause serious damage, and preventing it is often as simple as basic maintenance. The pictures in this post show just what can happen if you don’t regularly maintain a roof, but the good news is that prevention is not that difficult.
Roofing Contractor recently published its 2018 list of the top 100 contractors in both residential and commercial roofing. In its 10th year of compiling this list, RC once again collected sales revenue totals for 2017 from companies all around the country. This data was used for the 2018 list of highest-earning roofing professionals.
When Hurricane Irma slammed into Florida in September of 2017, it hit Marco Island and Ft. Myers hard. Most buildings suffered serious wind damage, and many roofs were damaged or destroyed. It has kept roofers very busy with some repairs not receiving attention until recently.
Following one of the most destructive hurricane seasons in U.S. history in 2017, more businesses are recognizing the importance of preparation.
Hurricane season is a vital time to prepare your business for the inevitable tropical weather that will affect coastal areas — and as much as 100 miles inland — in the coming months.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) approved by President Trump on Dec. 22, 2017, implemented major tax legislation affecting the way business taxpayers depreciate tangible property and improvements to commercial property.
During a recent conversion with Jim Stone, a FiberTite® representative in Central and Southern Virginia, he discussed the importance of understanding a warranty and explaining to building owners that a warranty does not guarantee the longevity of a roofing product. If building owners do not follow the stipulations of the warranty, it can easily be canceled by the roofing manufacturer.
In a recent blog post, 4 Facts About FiberTite and How It Compares to the Competition, we did a high-level comparison of FiberTite to polyvinyl chloride (PVC), thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) and polymer modified bitumen roofing systems, also known as Mod Bit. Your roofing system is vulnerable to several different environmental influences. Ponding water, wind and hail are among the top threats. Here’s a breakdown of how FiberTite is superior compared to those other roofing products when faced with these threats.