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Moderated by Tom Stuewe. Degreed in construction management from The Ohio State University, Tom has worked in construction for over ten years. In his current role as product manager for Garland, he provides technical support and assistance for the field team responsible for the proper application of coating and mastic products. Garland is a Cleveland-based manufacturer of high-performance solutions for the total building envelope.

What’s a Hybrid Sealant?

For years, the most commonly used sealants and caulks in the commercial building industry included urethanes, solvent-based silicones and acrylics. For the most part, those types of sealants performed as expected, keeping air, water, insects and dust out of buildings at windows or gaps in walls or joints. Although they have long been trusted in […]

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Moisture in your building? That’s scarier than a haunted house!

In this season of black cats and spooky pumpkins, here’s something that really scares us: moisture intrusion and leaky roofs. Whether you’re already dealing with leaks in your facility, or you’re looking for a preventative maintenance plan to prevent future leaks, our experienced project engineers have the answers. For example, the top four methods to […]

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Is my roof storm ready? Use our storm checklist.

This storm season has affected several states in the United States this year. It’s a good reminder to plan ahead for extreme weather and natural disasters. For starters, use this checklist as a guide. Checklist for Roof Storm Preparedness: Check all internal drains, scuppers, and downspouts are clear of debris and operational Note areas of any […]

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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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Fall Roof Maintenance Tips

The temperatures are cooling, the leaves are changing and everything pumpkin is all around us: it’s official, fall is here! And we all know what comes after fall – the snow and low, sometimes harsh, temperatures of winter. So what does this mean for your commercial roofing system? First, it means that fall is the […]

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Roofing Dos and Don’ts

Summertime is here, the weather has finally gotten warmer, and that makes it the perfect time to do some maintenance on your commercial roofing system. But before you pull out your ladder, hop on the roof and perform maintenance, make sure you take the time to ensure you’re not doing more harm than good. We’re […]

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