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Moderated by Melissa Rus. Melissa is Garland’s director of research and development. She holds roofing-related patents and has been active in industry initiatives promoting advancement of innovative roofing technologies and appropriate testing standards. She is a member of ASTM International, the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) and Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA).

Jobsite Safety Tips

As the construction industry’s busy season begins, it’s important to stay focused on jobsite safety. It’s an important topic here at The Garland Company, because roofing, like any construction process, is filled with dangerous elements. Read below for some important jobsite safety tips, as recommended by OSHA. Hot Kettle Safety Tips The hot kettle and […]

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PIMA Updates its QualityMark Program: What Does it Mean for You?

R-value, the measure of insulation’s resistance to heat flow, is a critical factor in choosing insulation, and helps architects, building owners and roofing contractors to accurately determine the insulation’s long-term thermal resistance (LTTR). In an effort to improve the performance of polyisocyanurate products, the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) has recently updated the QualityMark-certified R-value […]

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Why Garland Supports the REINS Act

In the last decade alone, the Federal Government has issued nearly 38,000 new rules. The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration has estimated that the regulatory burden on small businesses in a single sample year (2008) was over $10,585 per employee. The comparable regulatory burden on large businesses was estimated to be […]

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The Importance of Incorporating Products Made in the USA in Roof System Design

  As an American consumer there are numerous benefits to purchasing commercial and industrial roofing products that are made in The United States of America.   The full range of roofing system components manufactured and/or distributed by Garland Industries, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) is produced in the United States. As an American consumer there are numerous benefits […]

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Understanding the Importance of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis

There are many factors that should be taken into consideration when budgeting for a new roof system.  A life-cycle cost analysis is a great way to account for these factors in a manner that presents the true cost of different roof options, which will ultimately help you decide which roof option is best for your company. […]

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