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Ace Hardware RSC

LOCATION: LOXELY, AL SITUATION: This distribution and warehousing facility for Ace Hardware was experiencing consistent, widespread leaks. The reactive leak/repair cycle was getting to be too cumbersome and was negatively impacting operations, but a full tear-off and replacement was thought to be too costly and extremely disruptive to business. Project Specs: 12,773 sq. ft. SR

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A Look into Skylights – Commercial Roof Safety and Leak Prevention

Skylights can offer many benefits to a commercial building, like natural light and lower electric costs. Did you know, however, that 10% of all fatalities within the roofing trade are a result of falling through a skylight? If your facility has skylights, there are steps you can take to protect anyone accessing your roof, including

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April Showers Bring May Flowers. And Roof Leaks.

Water intrusion can quickly lead to damaged insulation, equipment and inventory inside a building. Roof leaks any time of the year can be frustrating, damaging, unsafe and costly to any facility. This is especially so in the springtime when rain showers are a common occurrence. Knowing what causes leaks can help you identify the problem

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Winter Effects Lead to Spring Defects

Springtime cannot come soon enough for many parts of the country. Along with the warmer temperatures and nature’s awakening, however, late winter/early spring is also a time when many commercial roofs incur thermal shock from dramatic temperature fluctuations. Temperature swings can actually cause the roof to move in and out from contraction and expansion. It should

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February is a great time for a new coat – on your roof

Commercial roof restoration coating products have come a long way in the past several years. They now offer excellent tensile strength and elongation properties, and some even include a polyester layer for added durability. These solutions bring your problem roof back to watertight condition and often times back under full warranty. All this while avoiding

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First 3 steps to take when you see a roof leak at your facility

If you or someone at your facility suspects a roof leak, the first three steps you should take include: Risk assessment: It’s important to quickly identify any potential damage or safety hazards that might result from the leak. Move inventory and equipment to avoid water damage. Put up cones and signage in high-traffic areas to

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Winter Forecast for Your Roof: Freeze. Thaw. Repeat.

In a year full of uncertainties, one thing is for certain – winter is coming. Many people enjoy the beauty of the winter season, but the bad news is it typically brings extreme cold temperatures, increased precipitation and high winds. Those weather elements are tough enough on us, but they can be even tougher on

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Think you know roofing defects?

Test your knowledge of roofing defects and damage. Let’s say you’re walking the roof doing a quick inspection, which we recommend following any major weather event, and you spot one or more of the following types of damage. How would you describe to your roofing contractor what you saw? Let’s see how many you can

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