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Asphalt vs. Adhesives; Which Is Better For Your Commercial Flat Roof?

One of the oldest and perhaps the best method for bonding insulation within a flat built up roof assembly is by applying hot asphalt. For over 150 years, asphalt has been used to bond roofing layers together (including vapour retardant, insulation, cover board and membrane), creating a waterproof seal that protects all of the layers beneath it.

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Grease And Oil Spills Degrade Roofing Membranes: What You Can Do To Prevent Future Damages

Everyone knows that the elements can do damage to your roof over time. Things like rain and snow and ice could cause significant problems to roofing systems that aren’t installed properly, or do not have a satisfactory positive drainage system. However, chemicals and oil discharges through ventilation equipment mounted on the roof cause their own brand of damage to your roofing membrane. Contaminants on the roof can be difficult to spot, so we’ve broken down how to see them, and what you can do to stop grease and oil from compromising your membranes in the future.

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Winter Roofing: 3 Things Your Contractor Should Always Consider

Winter weather always presents challenges when it comes to roofing work, but armed with the right knowledge, your repair or replacement doesn’t have to suffer. Over the last 65 years of being in business, we have come up with protocols and materials that work their best in cold weather so that your roofing project is completed without issue. Here’s what you need to know about winter roofing, so that you can be prepared when talking to your contractor.

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