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Finding the right commercial roofer can be difficult. There are countless companies to choose from, and it can be tricky to figure out who will be best for your building. However, there are resources available to help you select a reputable roofing company and some questions you can ask to guide your decision.
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Finding the right commercial roofer can be difficult. There are countless companies to choose from, and it can be tricky to figure out who will be best for your building. However, there are resources available to help you select a reputable roofing company and some questions you can ask to guide your decision.
I realize you're not a tax expert. And I know that taxes is not exactly the most interesting topic in the world. But if you're buying a new roof then it's very important that you know about the IRS Section 179 deduction. Why? For two big reasons.
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.
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Finding the right commercial roofer can be difficult. There are countless companies to choose from, and it can be tricky to figure out who will be best for your building. However, there are resources available to help you select a reputable roofing company and some questions you can ask to guide your decision.
I realize you're not a tax expert. And I know that taxes is not exactly the most interesting topic in the world. But if you're buying a new roof then it's very important that you know about the IRS Section 179 deduction. Why? For two big reasons.
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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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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