Jonathan Pierson

Jonathan has 20 + years with Seaman Corporation FiberTite Roofing Systems with FiberTite Technical & Warranty Services, BS in Building Construction Management, BS in Alternate Energy Systems.

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What to Do When Your Roof is SNOWED-IN

Posted by Jonathan Pierson on Feb 12, 2018 5:03:03 PM

Our families of FiberTite membranes are extremely durable and able to withstand the elements, but certain circumstances, such as structural considerations, require that the accumulation of snow on the rooftop be removed.

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How to Get the Best Roofing System For Your Budget

Posted by Jonathan Pierson on Jun 23, 2017 8:43:35 AM

As an in-house technical roofing resource, I receive the question, “How can I get the best roofing system for the budget I have?” on a regular basis. The question may not be stated that way, but ultimately every consumer has an obligation to do their research and determine the best value for their buck. Below is a typical Q&A that occurs when I speak with customers and prospective customers about their roofing options.

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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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Pros and Cons of 5 Roofing System Attachment Methods

Posted by Jonathan Pierson on Jul 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In order to determine the best attachment method for your roofing project, its crucial to first understand the positives and negatives of each method. Below, you will find an overview of five roofing system attachment methods and the associated pros and cons.

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Roofing 101: Roles & Responsibilities of an Installation

Posted by Jonathan Pierson on Jun 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Any roofing project involves four major partners: the building owner, design professional, roofing contractor, and primary materials supplier. In order to produce the smooth, quality installation that each partner desires to promote long-term benefits, the specific roles and responsibilities of each partner need to be defined and maintained. In order to help ensure a seamless roofing system installation, below is an outline detailing the four essential partners, as well as their specific roles and responsibilities.

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Do ASTM/FM Test Results Validate Long Term Performance?

Posted by Jonathan Pierson on Apr 20, 2016 8:53:47 AM

When it comes to determining the best roofing solution for you, there are a number of questions you may ask yourself. Some example are: 

  • Does a “pass” on a single pass/fail test equate to a good product? 
  • Does a “fail” on a single pass/fail test mean a product has no credibility and shouldn’t be used? 
  • Does a single “test value” that is 10% greater than a competitor equate to a better product? 
  • Does a single “test value” that is 10% less than a competitor mean a product has no credibility and shouldn’t be used?
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Checking Your Flat Roof for “TICKS”

Posted by Jonathan Pierson on Oct 26, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Brad Paisley recommends checking for TICKS, in a bit different connotation, but it is recommended you check your roof top as well. It is recommended that your roof be checked for TICKS (anomalies/maintenance items) twice a year and after major weather events. While most roofing companies offer this service, your roof can be self-checked using the following “TICKS” checklist. Be aware of your surroundings at all times and stay away from the edges and the roof may be slippery. Use proper safety at all times.

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