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In our fifth decade in the roofing industry, we take great pride in the people and professionalism that drive CentiMark to new levels of success and excellence in roofing and flooring.

Containing Fats, Oils, & Greases on Your CentiMark Roof With Grease Guard

GreaseBlogYour decision to choose a roofing contractor is just as important as selecting the products that will end up on your roof. This can include everything from HVAC equipment, exhaust fans, even satellite dishes may need to be installed.

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Tips to get your roof ready this spring

MikeInspectionIt’s spring! Now that winter is over, have you thought about the effects that winter has had on your roof? It’s a good time to have your roof checked for any damage that may have occurred during the winter and prepare for the spring and summer. Here are a few things to consider:

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The Effects of Environmental Conditions on Roofing

hurricaneHurricane Matthew recently reminded all of us in the roofing industry that weather and environmental conditions can have a huge effect on your roof. There are many far more subtle conditions that exist and can cause detrimental conditions leading to premature roof failure: wind, rain, snow, freezing temperatures and heat. Each of these factors has a different effect on your roof and manifests itself in different ways. Understanding the effects of each condition and identifying the symptoms they reveal is critical to making the best roofing decisions and extending the life of your roofing asset.

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Roof Performance Series (Part 4): An Alternative to Wood block Supports

UsePipeGuardSm150editedWhen it comes to rooftop pipe supports, building owners need to think about the long term. All too often during a roofing or re-roofing project, support for the rooftop pipes are not considered until deep into the project. Quick fix options may seem like an economical solution, but may cost building owners dearly in the long run.

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Fall Roof Preparation Series (Part 1): The Benefits of a Preventative Maintenance Program

mikeinspectingroofAs a building owner or manager, you know how important a proper Preventative Maintenance Program can be for your roof. Every building is unique - CentiMark can help structure a customized program designed specifically to protect your roof with consideration of your budget.

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Are you asking yourself if you should repair or replace your building’s roof?

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This is a question many building owners struggle with. The answer varies depending on each situation. Understanding the type of roof assembly and the existing condition of your roof is important to make a good decision.

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How To Select the Right Roofing Contractor

ChecklistIt’s amazing to see the number of buyers who purchase roof systems with the primary consideration being the type of roof system that will be installed. So little time is spent on selecting the contractor installing the roof system!

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Long, Hot Summer - Can the Sun Damage My Roof?

 

RoofDamageCan the sun damage my roof? That’s an interesting and complex question. Do you know that there are both beneficial and detrimental aspects of sunlight and its effect on your roof?

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Roof Performance Series (Part 1): Insist on FM Tested Edge Metal for Your New Roof

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The roof’s edge metal system – fascia or coping – acts as the roof’s first line of defense. The edge metal system ensures the integrity of the entire roofing system when Mother Nature has other ideas. Therefore, it’s important to get the very best edge metal system possible and not compromise on quality or performance.

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Safe Roof Series (Part 4): Roof Hatches

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What are Roof Access Hatches?

Many roofs, especially low sloped roofs, are accessed via a fixed ladder or stairway leading to a roof hatch or scuttle. Most hatches are equipped with a hinged lid that has pistons or springs to assist in opening the lid along with a locking mechanism to keep it open. These fixed ladders and hatchways make climbing onto a roof more convenient than using an extension ladder.

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Five Simple Ways to Prolong Roof Life

5WaysProper care and preventative maintenance of your roof can prolong the service life past the intended term of the warranty. Here are five ways to extend the life of your roof.

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Staying Ahead of the Storm - El Nino & Your Roof

Staying Ahead of the Storm - El Nino & Your Roof

Right now, El Nino is growing rapidly in the Pacific Ocean. This band of warm ocean water in the eastern Pacific is peaking this winter with the majority of weather activity in January 2016. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts “several months of relatively cool and wet conditions across the southern United States, and relatively warm and dry condition over the northern United States.”

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Dear CentiMark

Dear CentiMark

What is wind uplift?

Mother Nature can cause havoc to roofs. Wind uplift forces cause roof damage that can be readily apparent as well as cause damage undetectable to the untrained eye. That’s why damage from wind requires a professional roofer to assess the immediate effects as well as potential or longer term problems.

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HVAC Ductwork - Saving Money through the Roof

HVAC Ductwork - Saving Money through the Roof

HVAC Ductwork - Saving Money through the Roof

by Ron Boucher, Service Director, Houston, TX

Property owners are always looking for ways to save money

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