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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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Looking for the Ideal Retrofit Solution for Your Metal Roof?

The R-Mer® Lite II  insulated steel roof system is a uniquely designed flat seam metal roof panel system that offers a long-term metal solution for a wide range of building configurations.  Check out those special attributes that make this system an ideal solution for retrofit applications over existing metal roofs. R-Mer Lite II is a […]

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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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The Value of High-Performance Dual-Fiberglass and Polyester-Reinforced Membranes

  Garland’s premium membranes are reinforced by a dual fiberglass and polyester scrim providing excellent tear and tensile strength while incorporating extended elongation characteristics providing a high-performance membrane for today’s building needs.  Garland has combined two traditional reinforcement technologies allowing our membranes to possess the superior strength of fiberglass while incorporating the elongation and fatigue […]

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Effects of Greases, Oil, and Chemicals on Low-Slope Roofing Materials

Did you know that greases, oil, and chemical effluents can be even harder on your roof than the weather?  Roofing systems are intended to provide protection from natural elements such as rain, snow, hail, sleet, etc.  Low-slope roofing systems that are properly designed, installed and maintained should provide the user with satisfactory protection from these […]

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ULE Verifies Recycled and Bio-Based Content of Garland Modified Membrane

UL Environment Inc. (ULE), is among the first organizations whose services help building products qualify for the recently released Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Pilot Credit 43, Certified Products. LEED has become synonymous with Green Building over the last decade and is the name of the green building guidelines set forth by the […]

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Rapidly Renewable Materials – The Green Decision

Need help sorting through all the chatter about rapidly renewable materials in roofing? It’s not so different from deciding between a real Christmas tree and an artificial one…try this analogy on for size. The widely accepted implementation of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® guidelines for the building construction industry has introduced a […]

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