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Roofing Safety Essentials: What You Need To Know To Protect Your Team, And Your Liability

There are several steps that should be taken prior to commencing any roofing project that every contractor should put in place. Safety training, combined with adequate safeguards, identification of site specific hazards, planning around any identified hazards, inspection of equipment and the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) will all ensure that the workers on your roof, and occupants within the building in question, are kept as safe as possible.

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Roof Coverboards: Cement Board vs. High Density ISO

Insulation cover boards are a crucial element of proper roofing assembly, but which material is right for your roof? We’ve broken down the pros and cons of different materials so that you can make the best decision for your roof.

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The Best of Men: What We Can Learn From The History of The Paralympic Games

This week marks the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games. On 29 July 1948, the day of the Opening Ceremony of the London 1948 Olympic Games, Dr. Ludwig Guttmann, of blessed memory, organised the first competition for wheelchair athletes which he named the Stoke Mandeville Games, a milestone in Paralympic history.

Roofing 101: Everything You Need To Know About Insulation Cover Boards

Insulation cover boards are an essential layer of the roof assembly. Overlay boards made of a material, usually under 0.5” thick, that is formed into panels 4 feet x 2, 4 or 8 feet in size and sandwiched over top of the base layer of thermal roof insulation and underneath the roof membrane. Traditionally, cover boards were made out of wood fiber, but recent innovations have introduced a wide array of materials into the market to suit the needs of different membranes and structures. As a general rule, almost all roofs benefit from the use of a cover board, which adds energy-efficiency and protection to your membrane. There are, however, many things to take into consideration regarding your cover board, how to maintain it, and the rare case where it may actually be detrimental to your roof.

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