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Moderated by Jason Smith. Jason is a Garland research and development chemist. Prior to joining Garland, Smith was a senior development chemist for an international manufacturer and distributor specializing in adhesives for the industrial and consumer markets. He has an M.S. in polymer chemistry and coatings technology from DePaul University, Chicago.

 

Here’s Why It’s Time To Consider a KEE Hybrid Roof

As building and facility owners perpetually demand improvement in the performance of thermoset and thermoplastic roof membranes, researchers and chemists have continued to evolve and advance their technologies and capabilities. While improvements have been made to improve the performance of both TPO’s and PVC’s, KEE is indisputably the highest-performing thermoplastic roof membrane on the market. […]

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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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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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Class 1 vs. Class A Roof Assemblies

Are you familiar with Class 1 and Class A commercial roof assemblies, what they mean and how they differ? Learn more about these important ratings below. Class A Rating Class A, B or C rating is a measurement of the external spread of flame on a roof surface. A number of fire test laboratories, including […]

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Finding Solar Reflectance Values of your Roofing System

If you have a Garland roofing system or Garland products, you may be interested in learning the SRI, thermal emittance and solar reflectance of them. Luckily, it’s easy to find these values. Simply visit the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) website, www.coolroofs.org and view the “Rated Products Directory.” The CRRC provides accurate and credible information […]

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Hot Asphalt Tips

It’s summertime, which means you may be seeing more asphalt being applied to commercial roofing systems than any other time of the year, especially if you live in cold-weather climates. If you’ll be applying asphalt to a roof this summer, keep in mind that the coverage rate of hot asphalt as an interply adhesive is […]

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