Preparation Is Key With Tropical Storms

Posted by Shawn Sulzener on Aug 7, 2018 11:55:00 AM


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.

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New Expensing Rules for Roofs in 2018

Posted by Ralph Raulie on Jul 19, 2018 9:53:20 AM

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.  

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Warranties: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted by Bryan Gallo-Malta on Jul 12, 2018 3:14:57 PM

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.   

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Comparing FiberTite® to the Competition – Part II

Posted by Gary Pelton on Jul 2, 2018 2:02:00 PM

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.

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FiberTite® Blue Roof™ to Be on Display at FRSA

Posted by FiberTite on Jun 26, 2018 3:19:25 PM

FiberTite is proud to be a Sapphire Sponsor for this year’s Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo (FRSA). The convention will be held June 28–29 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

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National Roofing Week Celebrates How Important Roofs Are to Every Community

Posted by FiberTite on May 31, 2018 8:57:45 AM

Each year, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) organizes National Roofing Week. June 3–9 has been designated as National Roofing Week 2018, and the NRCA is encouraging members to take part by informing the public about how essential roofs and professional roofing contractors are to communities.

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4 Facts About FiberTite® and How It Compares to the Competition

Posted by FiberTite on May 24, 2018 9:11:44 AM

The technology behind the FiberTite roofing membrane places it in a class of its own. Currently, FiberTite is the only single-ply roofing membrane that meets the stringent ASTM D6754 standard, which requires the proper utilization of DuPont™ Elvaloy® Ketone Ethylene Ester (KEE).

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The Importance of Code-Compliant Roof Edge Systems

Posted by Jody Delle, Metal-Era on May 8, 2018 4:50:48 PM

Reduce Risk and Liability

The edge of every low-slope roof can become the cause of serious waterproofing and roof system failures.

A report referencing insurance industry estimates shows wind-related events result in more than half of all insured disaster losses, which totaled over $300 billion between 1988 and 2007. These instances of roof damage and failure are due to insufficient edge securement. They're representative of the lack of adequate design, detailed roof edge specifications and code enforcement that's prevalent in the industry.

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Single-Ply Roofing Membranes: The Myths and the Facts

Posted by FiberTite on Apr 26, 2018 9:20:16 AM

When identifying today’s most prevalent single-ply membrane roof systems and their appropriate application methodologies, there are a number of myths surrounding durability, energy saving capabilities and condensation concerns. Take a look at the myths below to see what’s real when it comes to single-ply roofing.

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3 Single-Ply Roofing Myths Busted

Posted by FiberTite on Apr 18, 2018 11:05:31 AM

When you were younger, you probably heard that sitting too close to the TV will ruin your eyesight or that drinking coffee will stunt your growth.

As it turns out, these are just myths.

In fact, there are many myths today that don’t hold any truth to them.

There are even myths when it comes to roofing. When identifying today’s most prevalent single-ply membrane roof systems and their appropriate application methodologies, there are a number of misconceptions surrounding the durability, energy-saving capability and condensation concerns of single-ply roofing.

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