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Forum: General Roofing Discussion 07-09-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Great question! There really isn't a definite...

Great question! There really isn't a definite answer, as it all depends on a number of factors. Your level of experience, the size of your business, the region you're in, how much competition you...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 07-08-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Thumbs up The best way to maintain good work procedures is...

The best way to maintain good work procedures is to hire the right people and have your protocol for each project well-established. However, there's really no substitute for staying closely involved...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 07-05-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,081
Drones have become a really practical tool for...

Drones have become a really practical tool for roof contractors for a number of reasons. They let you get a clear and complete image of the rooftop, and they let you do accurate inspections of roofs...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 07-05-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,127
It isn't possible to predict with certainty what...

It isn't possible to predict with certainty what the weather will be like on a given day. The best you can do is to keep an eye on the latest weather reports and know how to react in a given...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 07-05-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,287
I agree that the best approach here is to wait...

I agree that the best approach here is to wait and then add a second topcoat layer to your roof. Once the material has completely cured, you should be fine to go ahead and finish. You may also want...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 07-05-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 25,477
Yes, chalking a roof is standard procedure during...

Yes, chalking a roof is standard procedure during the initial inspection process. It's important to do this inspection thoroughly and carefully, both in order to provide value to the customer and to...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 07-03-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,286
Your instincts on this are correct. So-called...

Your instincts on this are correct. So-called 50-year shingles are designed to hold up to the elements better than some other types of shingles, and they do come with a warranty for workmanship....
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 07-03-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,195
The best way to avoid stress is to be as...

The best way to avoid stress is to be as professional as possible in the work that you do. Take care to protect your own safety and that of your employees, work to reduce any potential risk to your...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 07-03-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,444
Your first priority should be to make sure that...

Your first priority should be to make sure that the EPDM surface is as clean and dry as possible. Make sure that you've power-washed the surface and inspected it to ensure that you've removed any...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 07-03-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Unless there was already damage to the eaves...

Unless there was already damage to the eaves before the roof was replaced, it should be the contractor's responsibility to take precautions against causing any further damage. In most cases, you...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 06-27-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
I would have this one checked out by a...

I would have this one checked out by a professional before you do anything else with it. There are some potential issues that could be visible here, but it's not really possible to do an accurate...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 06-27-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,571
Avoiding clogged gutters is an absolute must. If...

Avoiding clogged gutters is an absolute must. If you let gutters get clogged up, then it can easily lead to expensive water damage. As you say, all it takes is a few leaves to cause water backup,...
Forum: Roofing Tools and Equipment 06-27-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
Drones can be a really useful tool in your kit...

Drones can be a really useful tool in your kit when it comes to doing roof inspections. The advantage of doing drone inspections is that they can provide you with a clear and full picture of the...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 06-27-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,811
Thumbs up It's also generally a good idea to have your roof...

It's also generally a good idea to have your roof inspected at least once a year by a qualified professional, especially if you are already experiencing some issues with the roof. I recommend doing...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 06-23-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
One of the most important benefits for your...

One of the most important benefits for your customers of using drones is the ability to see where the roof, or the coating, may be deteriorating. For example, if you have a white coating, then a...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 06-23-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,296
The only sure way to check a roof for soft spots...

The only sure way to check a roof for soft spots is to go up and take a look at it. You'll want to do a thorough inspection, looking for signs of broken or worn-down shingles. You'll also need to...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 06-23-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,849
It's important to keep an eye on your gutters to...

It's important to keep an eye on your gutters to make sure that they don't get clogged. However, there are other common reasons for roof leaks that you should be alert to as well. Roofs with slopes...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 06-23-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Take a close look at the entire roof, and look...

Take a close look at the entire roof, and look for areas where there is gravel missing. Also keep an eye out for any spots where gravel is piling up, as opposed to lying flat. You'll also want to...
Forum: Roofing Material and Products 06-04-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,862
It depends on the type of repairs you need. If...

It depends on the type of repairs you need. If you have a leak in your roof, then I'd recommend getting that fixed by a professional before you do anything else. There are high-quality roof coatings...
Forum: Roofing Safety 06-04-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,511
I think that being serious about safety as a...

I think that being serious about safety as a roofing contractor is definitely a strong selling point for customers. No customer wants to have somebody sustain an injury around their home, especially...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 06-04-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,057
TPO roof membranes are designed to be flexible,...

TPO roof membranes are designed to be flexible, so they contract and expand along with the roof, as the temperature changes. This actually makes them more effective, since they won't be at risk of...
Forum: Commercial Roofing 06-04-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,499
Smile Having a plan for protecting your roof in the...

Having a plan for protecting your roof in the event of severe weather conditions is extremely important. After all, your roof is what's keeping your business or your office space safe from potential...
Forum: Residential Roofing 06-02-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,628
Thumbs up Every type of roof has its own pros and cons, so...

Every type of roof has its own pros and cons, so the type of roof you settle on depends very much on what your needs are.

Metal roofs, of course, are very tough and durable. When you've got a...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 06-02-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,980
Thumbs up As mentioned, you can indeed paint a TPO roof....

As mentioned, you can indeed paint a TPO roof. However, you will need to prepare the coating properly before you can paint it. You'll also need to use the right type of paint. Many paints will react...
Forum: General Roofing Discussion 06-02-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
The smartest strategy for sealing a flat roof is...

The smartest strategy for sealing a flat roof is to use an elastomeric roof coating. Not only will that provide your flat roof with solid protection against future damage, but it will also help to...
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