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Ice Dams—What They Are and Why You Should Worry

Considering that summer weather lasts roughly half of the year, North Texas business owners easily forget the possibility of cold weather damage to their commercial roofs.  We worry far less about brutal cold, heavy snow, freezing rain, or ice dams than about storm damage caused by hail, torrential rains, or high winds.  When we think…

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Elastomeric Roof Coatings—How They Save You Money

If your commercial building’s roof is wearing out due to the harsh North Texas weather conditions, you’re probably a little nervous about the significant cost of replacing it. You may have been trapped in the patch-and-repair cycle for years, which slowly drains you of time and money whenever there’s a heavy rainfall.  However, there is…

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Repairing and Preventing Leaks at the Seams

An elastomeric roof coating (also known as a silicone coating) extends the life of your roof in 2 ways.  The coating, which is applied as a liquid, fills in the leaks you already have. It also strengthens and reinforces the leak-prone seams found in every conventional commercial roof. These coatings remain flexible and move with…

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Elastomeric Roof Coating—Solving the Mod-Bit Problem

A worker in a neon green t-shirt applies an elastomeric roof coating to a mod bit roof using a spray gun.

A modified bitumen (mod-bit) roofing membrane is one of the most popular commercial roofs available.  They can be costly to install and repair, which makes protecting your investment all the more important. The roof is your building’s main defense against the weather, and, despite their popularity, mod-bit roofs have some serious drawbacks you can mitigate…

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Elastomeric Roof Coatings—Prevention Matters When Severe Weather Strikes

A worker wearing gray protective clothing sprays on an elastomeric roof coating, which protects roofs from severe weather damage.

Severe storms carrying heavy rain, high winds, and hail are appearing frequently and with little warning as the 2019 North Texas summer gains momentum. Prevention is the key to protecting your business when unpredictable severe weather strikes. Unfortunately, many businesses find themselves unprepared. An elastomeric roof coating may be the solution your aging commercial roof…

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Elastomeric Coatings—Get the Most From Your TPO Roofing System

Pictured is a commercial roof that is covered in a white elastomeric coating for TPO roofs.

TPO roofing systems are among the most popular choices for commercial buildings. They’re affordable, durable, single-ply roofing membranes that cover the entire surface of your building. They’re attached mechanically or with adhesives. They have reflective properties that help keep utility costs down, which makes these systems seem particularly well-suited to the southern states. Those promised…

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Preventing Wind Damage to Your Commercial Roof — Invest in SPF

Wind is a big deal for residents of North Texas and Oklahoma. People in our region love telling stories of historic tornadoes or big storms with serious, straight winds. It’s almost a point of pride that we live in such adverse conditions without flinching. Unfortunately, for local commercial building owners, wind is a very real…

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Reflective Roof Options Save Your Business Money

A roofing worker in a white t-shirt and white hard hat examines a commercial roof, pondering the reflective roof options he could employ.

Day after day under the harsh sun, your commercial roof is taking a solar beating. When you consider North Texas’s sunny climate, combined with the almost-year-round high temperatures, you can expect premature aging and high utility costs with traditional roofing systems. Are you wondering what you can do about the weather’s effects on your business’s…

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The Best Insulation to Reduce Your Utility Bills

Worker applies closed cell spray foam to the flat roof of a commercial building

There have been many days above 105 degrees this summer, and it’s only going to get worse… That makes this fall your opportunity to consider better insulation to reduce your utility bills. It’s a great investment for the future. If you’re like many business owners, you’ve probably been taking a hard look at your electric…

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Closed Cell Spray Foam Fights the Summer Heat

A man spraying polyurethane foam, the best insulation to reduce utility bills, onto the roof of a commercial building. The sun is setting in the background.

Summer is here again, and temperatures have already climbed to extreme highs — do you have energy-saving closed cell spray foam roofing and insulation installed at your commercial building? You should — I’ll explain. The harsh summer conditions of North Texas mean the utility costs for energy consumption are skyrocketing as you attempt to keep…

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