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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.

Roofing - more than just a job, it’s a career!

Franklin OH RoofingIn roofing, business is booming!

Roofing is a profession that is always in demand, because every building has a roof!

Roofing is not affected as dramatically by economic changes as some other areas of the construction industry because there is a steady demand for repair work. Most roofs require regular inspections, repair or maintenance. The average building requires a roof replacement every 15 to 30 years. Also, since CentiMark Corporation has a nationwide presence, we normally have work backlogs somewhere which can help to keep the workforce busy all year round.

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Is Your Roof Winter Ready? Five Point Inspection

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The beginning of fall means winter is right around the corner which can bring harsh weather for your roof. In addition to being one of your building’s most valuable assets, your roof can also be one of the most vulnerable. Even the strongest and most durable roof can have some weaknesses. Without a proper roof inspection in the fall, your roof system may be susceptible to major damage during the winter months. Fixing any issues before the freeze/thaw cycle begins will save you a lot of hassle in the long run.

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Plant Shutdowns

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Plant shutdowns are good for business! While there is no convenient time to shut down a plant for maintenance work, plant shutdowns are a necessity for manufacturing facilities to maintain plants and equipment. This work typically cannot be performed during normal business operations. Weekends and the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays tend to be popular times to schedule the work.

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Take the Guess Work Out of Your Roofing Budget

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The repair or replacement of your roof system can be one of the largest expenditures that a building owner or manager makes.

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Insurance Storm Claims - Get Your Roof Watertight AND Get Help With Processing Your Claims

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Following a weather emergency, it may be days or even weeks before a roofing crew can be mobilized and sent to your facility due to peak repair demands. When you pre-register for CentiMark’s Priority Plus Program we make you a priority by sending service repair crews to your facility as quickly as it is safe to travel. Our crews will inspect the condition of the roof, determine damage and perform necessary emergency repairs.

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Preparation Tips for Hurricane Irma

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Know your evacuation plan

As Hurricane Irma poses a serious threat to Florida and parts of the Southeast beginning this weekend, many areas have started evacuations and States of Emergency have been issued. It is important to know which evacuation zone you are in and the evacuation route.

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Need to Restore your Exterior Surfaces?

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Does your facility have a parking lot with multiple cracks? Are you re-saturating the surface only to find that it creates a mess and oils are tracked inside of your building? Do you want to extend the time between expensive milling and re-paving?

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The Canadian Exchange Rate for US Dollars Makes Your Roof Project A Financial Gain

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For American companies doing business in Canada, now is a great time to complete your re-roofing and repair projects. The exchange rate between the Canadian dollar and the US dollar makes business favorable for American companies. The Canadian dollar was approximately $0.79 of US dollars as of July 17, 2017.

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Terrazzo Rejuvenation

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Terrazzo rejuvenation just got easier and better. Now you can rejuvenate your terrazzo floors with polished concrete techniques. These techniques will allow the natural beauty of your floors to shine through.

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Schedule Your Re-Roofing Project Now - Winter is Right Around the Corner

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Winter is right around the corner. Yes, we prefer not to think about it or to say it aloud in the middle of summer. But, if you have a roofing project that needs to be completed by winter, it’s time to get that project on the schedule. 

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Working at Heights Mandatory Training - Safety in Canada

Safety7For all businesses, partnering with a roofing contractor who makes safety a priority is a smart decision.  The lack of safety protocols and training in commercial roofing projects can end up costing more than the cost of the original project. Pre-qualifying your contractor to make sure the crews have proper mandatory safety training helps insure that your roofing project will be successful. 

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Arizona Monsoon Season 2017 June 15th - September 30th

Monsoon2Each year from June 15th to September 30th, Arizona has a seasonal weather pattern known as monsoon season. Monsoon refers to an entire season and not one particular storm. Dry winds blowing from the west and southwest shift to the south and southeast bringing moisture from the Gulf of California. The heat of the summer, along with the moisture, fuels the storms.

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Congratulations to the Children of CentiMark Associates - Winners of NRCA Art Contest Announced

MarenaMaloneArtContestWinnerArtworkJune2017CentiMark is proud to announce that two of the children of CentiMark associates are winners of the NRCA Children’s Art Contest for National Roofing Week. The winning artwork will be featured on all 2018 National Roofing Week material and additional promotional material to be displayed at industry events throughout the year, including the 2018 International Roofing Expo® and NRCA's 131th Annual Convention in New Orleans.

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June 1st - The Official Start of Atlantic Hurricane Season

hurricaneHurricane season begins June 1st and runs through November 30th. The 2017 hurricane season is predicted to have above-average activity, so it is important to prepare for the possibility of a severe storm.

To prepare for a hurricane, it is important to keep your roof in mind. If you are located in a coastal state, schedule a roof inspection to get your roof ready for future storm(s).

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Congratulations to CentiMark NRCA Roofing MVP - Robert Detweiler, Field Supervisor, Jacksonville, FL

RobertForWebMayeNewsRobert Detweiler was nominated by the Lakeland, FL/Jacksonville, FL offices for NRCA Roofing MVP for his exemplary leadership skills, production skills and dedication to the safety of the crews. He is also known for his dependability, work ethic and unsurpassable enthusiasm. He has strong leadership skills and works to train his crews and foreman in both safety and production. Robert has contributed significantly to the growth of the Jacksonville, FL office.

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CentiMark Cares in the Community for National Roofing Week

charityOrganized by NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association), National Roofing Week takes place June 5-9, 2017. The mission is to increase awareness across the United States and Canada about the significance of roofs to every home and business and share the good deeds of the industry. National Roofing Week also promotes the importance of hiring a professional roofing contractor and making informed decisions about maintaining or replacing any roof system.

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Understanding the Obligations of Your Roof Warranty

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It is important that you understand what your warranty covers, who is responsible and how you are protected. Here are some things you should know about your roof warranty:

•  What is covered? Is it materials only, workmanship or both?

•  Term of the warranty? How long is the warranty, can it be extended and what may void the warranty?

•  What is the structure of the warranty? Is it pro-rated or a no dollar limit warranty.

•  Is the manufacturer or contractor responsible for warranty coverage?

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Time to start thinking about the upcoming holiday shutdowns

ScheduleShutdownIs your plant shutting down over the upcoming holidays? Do you have a list of flooring projects that need to get completed? Whether you are looking to get your entire concrete surface polished, patched or just some standard maintenance, now is the time to get on the schedule.

If you are looking to do some of your flooring projects in-house, QuestMark has an extensive offering for DIY flooring maintenance, patch and repair products along with the tools to get the job done. Shop our offering at QuestMarkFlooring.com/shop.

Don’t forget QuestMark now offers a variety of coating solutions for your traffic deck and pavement whether they are concrete and asphalt.

SCHEDULE NOW

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Golfing for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

IMG 2159 72resCentiMark Corporation, Canonsburg, PA, hosted the 14th Annual CentiMark’s Southpointe Golfs for Children’s on May 23, 2017. The golf event raised funds to support Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a mobile medical van to help children with immunizations, school and sports physicals, well-baby care and children with illnesses. The funds raised from the golf event are going to help with newly-initiated nutrition programs for families who use the Care Mobile.

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Thank You CentiMark Veteran Jonathan Wong

jonathan wong 2During the month of May in honor of Memorial Day and in tribute to our CentiMark associates who are veterans, we take great pride in featuring CentiMark Veterans. We thank them for their service to our country.

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