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What is a Lien Waiver?

For our business, a lien waiver serves to communicate to the owner or general contractor that material has been paid for, or to establish the amount due from a material supplier. Contractors will frequently request a lien waver form after making a payment, or in anticipation of making a payment.   Mechanics Lien vs. Municipal Mechanics Lien […]

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Haunted by Chemicals, Bacteria and Grease on Your Roof

It’s time for Halloween, time for screams and scares. But if you prepare your roof properly, at least you won’t have to be scared of contaminants destroying your rooftop. For some buildings, the roof system protects against much more than just the natural environment. Many factories, restaurants and other specialized industries need additional protection against […]

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Urethane & The Evolution of Roofing Technology

This post originally appeared on the Buildings Buzz blog. Low-slope roofing technology is perpetually evolving, and architects, contractors, and roof system manufacturers are continually trying to differentiate and improve their products and services. From 1850 to 1950, virtually every low-slope roof was a built-up roof (BUR), an old but proven system with alternating layers of […]

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Ponding Water: Causes, Harmful Effects & Solutions

It’s been a rainy summer in some parts. Do you have enough water on your roof to host a rooftop pool party? Ponding water is a common but extremely detrimental roof condition that can lead to structural problems with the roof deck, damage to the roof surface, unwanted vegetative growth and accumulation of damaging contaminants. […]

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Preventive Maintenance for Commercial Roofs

This post was originally published on the Buildings Magazine “BuildingBuzz” blog. Regardless of the type, every building owner wants to get the most out of their commercial roof system. The most cost-effective way to maximize roof performance and increase its life cycle is a proactive approach to preventive maintenance. The key word here is preventive. If an […]

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Roofing Product Management: Expansion Joint Location

Are you using expansion joints on your commercial roofing projects? They are most commonly required at locations where differential movement is predictable. Differential movement occurs where adjoining materials exhibit different rates of dimensional change in response to environmental or load changes, which results in excessive stress between the dissimilar materials. The more common locations where […]

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Building Energy Codes by State

Are you aware of your state’s energy code? You should be, especially if you’re planning on installing a new commercial roofing system! These important codes establish minimum requirements for energy-efficient design and construction for new and renovated buildings. Code requirements vary state to state, but most of the basic requirements are adopted from the International […]

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