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Silicone roof coatings are known for their ability to provide excellent UV, water, and weathering resistance. This can make them a great choice for many low-slope roofs.Here's a look at the strengths of silicone roof coatings and the use cases they're best suited for.
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A built up roof system is a popular choice for buildings with low-slope or flat roofs. Often referred to by the acronym BUR, this system has been used for 100-plus years in the U.S. What makes BUR systems so popular? They are known for providing excellent protection due to their redundant nature because they are made up of multiple layers of ply sheets and asphalt. These layers are then topped off by a cap sheet or a flood coat of asphalt and granules. The multiple plies provide resistance to weather and heavy-duty protection for the building.
I know, taxes are boring. But let's face it: for many property management businesses – both big and small – our tax bill represents one of our most significant expenses. The smartest executives I know don't make their decisions solely based on taxes. But they do take into consideration the tax effect of any significant investment or expenditure before making them.
Ventilation for steep-slope roof assemblies is often misunderstood. One must not only understand the code requirements, but be able to translate them into real-world installations. Building codes have requirements for ventilation of steep-slope attics and enclosed rafter spaces. Balanced ventilation — nearly equal amounts of intake and exhaust — typcially provides efficient ventilation. Transitions between low-slope and steep-slope roof areas require more distinct intake and exhaust details than traditional eaves/soffits and ridges.
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Silicone roof coatings are known for their ability to provide excellent UV, water, and weathering resistance. This can make them a great choice for many low-slope roofs.Here's a look at the strengths of silicone roof coatings and the use cases they're best suited for.
Metal roofs are generally known for their low maintenance, aesthetic appeal, and a finish that protects them from sun and water damage. However, after many years, that finish may fade or deteriorate. Then the building owner must decide whether to restore or replace their roof.While there are some situations when replacement is necessary, metal roof restoration may be more accessible than many people think. And restoring your customers' metal roofs instead of replacing them could lower their overall costs while saving time and labor expenses for you.
The variety of single-ply roofing membrane adhesives available gives contractors some flexibility in their choice of material. But how do you know which choice is best for your project? Environment, weather, and even the use of the building can affect which adhesive is right for the job.
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Whether you're an experienced commercial roofer, a steep-slope roofer thinking of adding low-slope services, or just like to learn from the best, you'll want to join GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) for the "Project Kick-Off" segment of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.
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Working with the GAF Tapered Design Group, GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) evaluate a plan for optimizing roof drainage using tapered ISO insulation. See how it all comes together in Part 4 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish miniseries.
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When removing a roof, pros learn to expect the unexpected. In this video, GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) and their crew discover how water infiltration has impacted fasteners, insulation, and even the underlying metal deck. Watch the tear off in Part 5 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish Miniseries.
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The success of any tapered ISO design plan depends on precision installation. Watch GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) carefully piece together an effective roof drainage solution in Part 9 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish miniseries here.
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See how a commercial roof gets measured thoroughly and safely, as GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) gather the numbers they need to reroof 20-year old PVC membrane roof. Check out Part 3 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish miniseries.
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From seam direction to welding robot heat calibration to countering wind resistance, proper TPO installation is an art and a science. Watch GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) as they install a TPO membrane in Part 8 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish miniseries here.
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Installing tapered ISO requires careful attention to the tapered design plan. Watch GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) as they apply the plan they received from the GAF Tapered Design Group to the actual roof, in Part 8 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish Miniseries.
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After your roof tear off, pros learn to expect the unexpected. In this video, GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) and their crew take a look at the condition of the roof deck after a roof tear off and provide reocommendations on what to look out for.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish Miniseries.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Join GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) on a commercial roof inspection as they identify the good and bad on a 20-year old PVC membrane roof. Welcome to Part 2 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish Miniseries.
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Installing the fill layer of insulation demands attention to details like fastener length, staggered panels, targeting the top flute, and more. Watch GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) and their crew properly install 3" fill insulation in Part 6 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish Miniseries.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Whether you're an experienced commercial roofer, a steep-slope roofer thinking of adding low-slope services, or just like to learn from the best, you'll want to join GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) for the "Project Kick-Off" segment of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Working with the GAF Tapered Design Group, GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) evaluate a plan for optimizing roof drainage using tapered ISO insulation. See how it all comes together in Part 4 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish miniseries.
VIDEO ARTICLE
When removing a roof, pros learn to expect the unexpected. In this video, GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) and their crew discover how water infiltration has impacted fasteners, insulation, and even the underlying metal deck. Watch the tear off in Part 5 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish Miniseries.
VIDEO ARTICLE
The success of any tapered ISO design plan depends on precision installation. Watch GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) carefully piece together an effective roof drainage solution in Part 9 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish miniseries here.
VIDEO ARTICLE
See how a commercial roof gets measured thoroughly and safely, as GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) gather the numbers they need to reroof 20-year old PVC membrane roof. Check out Part 3 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish miniseries.
VIDEO ARTICLE
From seam direction to welding robot heat calibration to countering wind resistance, proper TPO installation is an art and a science. Watch GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) as they install a TPO membrane in Part 8 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish miniseries here.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Installing tapered ISO requires careful attention to the tapered design plan. Watch GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) as they apply the plan they received from the GAF Tapered Design Group to the actual roof, in Part 8 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish Miniseries.
VIDEO ARTICLE
After your roof tear off, pros learn to expect the unexpected. In this video, GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) and their crew take a look at the condition of the roof deck after a roof tear off and provide reocommendations on what to look out for.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish Miniseries.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Join GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) on a commercial roof inspection as they identify the good and bad on a 20-year old PVC membrane roof. Welcome to Part 2 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish Miniseries.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Installing the fill layer of insulation demands attention to details like fastener length, staggered panels, targeting the top flute, and more. Watch GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) and their crew properly install 3" fill insulation in Part 6 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish Miniseries.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Whether you're an experienced commercial roofer, a steep-slope roofer thinking of adding low-slope services, or just like to learn from the best, you'll want to join GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) for the "Project Kick-Off" segment of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Working with the GAF Tapered Design Group, GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) evaluate a plan for optimizing roof drainage using tapered ISO insulation. See how it all comes together in Part 4 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish miniseries.
VIDEO ARTICLE
When removing a roof, pros learn to expect the unexpected. In this video, GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) and their crew discover how water infiltration has impacted fasteners, insulation, and even the underlying metal deck. Watch the tear off in Part 5 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish Miniseries.
VIDEO ARTICLE
The success of any tapered ISO design plan depends on precision installation. Watch GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) carefully piece together an effective roof drainage solution in Part 9 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish miniseries here.
VIDEO ARTICLE
See how a commercial roof gets measured thoroughly and safely, as GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) gather the numbers they need to reroof 20-year old PVC membrane roof. Check out Part 3 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish miniseries.
VIDEO ARTICLE
From seam direction to welding robot heat calibration to countering wind resistance, proper TPO installation is an art and a science. Watch GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) as they install a TPO membrane in Part 8 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish miniseries here.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Installing tapered ISO requires careful attention to the tapered design plan. Watch GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) as they apply the plan they received from the GAF Tapered Design Group to the actual roof, in Part 8 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish Miniseries.
VIDEO ARTICLE
After your roof tear off, pros learn to expect the unexpected. In this video, GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) and their crew take a look at the condition of the roof deck after a roof tear off and provide reocommendations on what to look out for.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish Miniseries.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Join GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) on a commercial roof inspection as they identify the good and bad on a 20-year old PVC membrane roof. Welcome to Part 2 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish Miniseries.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Installing the fill layer of insulation demands attention to details like fastener length, staggered panels, targeting the top flute, and more. Watch GAF Senior Commercial Training Specialists Dave Scott and Wally Brown (Dave & Wally) and their crew properly install 3" fill insulation in Part 6 of the Roofing it Right miniseries on installing a commercial roof, from start to finish.Watch the full Roof Project from Start to Finish Miniseries.
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