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Archive | September, 2011

Polyurethane Rail Road Analogy

Have you ever wondered what we mean when we talk about the curing process of a polyurethane coating, or why it is an effective water barrier once cured?   Ever needed a better way of explaining what a polyurethane coating is without needing a chemistry book?  Here is a useful analogy that should help explain what […]

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What are the different types of Concrete roof decks?

What are the different types of Concrete roof decks? Structural Concrete Deck – A cast-in-place concrete deck serves as an integral part of the structure and designed to carry heavy loads.  Normal weight concrete is typically used for cast-in-place construction. Beneath the roof cover, structural concrete roof decks are commonly topside insulated using adhered insulation […]

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Let it Grow! Why Allowing Thermal Movement in Metal Roofs is Critical.

It is important to allow unlimited thermal movement in a metal roof system so that the panel can expand and contract without restriction.  With continuous panel runs of over 100 feet, which is possible with R-Mer Span, the panel can move up to two inches as the ambient temperature rises and falls.  Different metals expand […]

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