Search

CentiMark Blog

In our sixth 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.

The Top Commercial Roofing Trends of 2020

The Top Commercial Roofing Trends of 2020 The Top Commercial Roofing Trends of 2020

With the new year comes new opportunities, new challenges and new trends to keep an eye out for. To help you stay ahead and ready for the new year, we’re identifying the top roofing trends of 2020.

Continue reading
  64 Hits
64 Hits

Stay Safe

Stay Safe Stay Safe

Let’s talk safety! When working at heights, safety is extremely important for all involved.

Continue reading
  156 Hits
156 Hits

Benefits of working with a roofing contractor who only focuses on commercial roofs

Benefits of working with a roofing contractor who only focuses on commercial roofs Benefits of working with a roofing contractor who only focuses on commercial roofs

It’s important to seek an experienced professional when it comes to your commercial building; especially your roof. Though you may have been tempted in the past to try and fix a roofing problem yourself, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Take a look at 5 important benefits you get when using a commercial roofing contractor.

Continue reading
  371 Hits
371 Hits

Did You Know? Roof Membranes

Did You Know? Roof Membranes Did You Know? Roof Membranes


Here are six fast facts you may not know about roof membranes:

  1. Membrane roofing, such as Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO), is the newest flat roof technology, while Built-Up Roofing (BUR) is the oldest at over 120 years old!
    TPO roofs provide a wide range of benefits, including flexibility, durability and energy efficiency, and are the second most installed flat roofs in America.
  2. Modified Bitumen, or Mod-Bit roofing, is actually a type of asphalt that is applied to the roof, commonly known as “tar-and-gravel” roofing.
    Mod-Bit roofing has two types, known as atactic polypropylene (APP) and styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS). While SBS is the most common, both types offer excellent benefits depending on needs.
  3. EPDM has the industry’s longest average service life of approximately 25-30 years.
    EPDM is actually a rubber roof system, and dark in color. EPDM can be installed in 3 different ways, but the most common way to install an EPDM roof system is to have it mechanically attached.
  4. TPO can contain a variety of add-ins to achieve different roofing goals.
    Different add-ins include UV absorbers, colorant and flame retardant.
  5. PVC, or Polyvinyl Chloride, was the first roof membrane to contain half of the fossil fuels previously used in manufacturing, making it a more environmentally-friendly roofing option.
    Plus, PVC membranes are available in a variety of colors, thicknesses and widths and reinforcements, making them a great option for almost any roofing project.
  6. PVC systems can withstand up to 300 pounds per inch.
    This is 100 pounds per inch heavier than the industry average.

Each type of membrane has different benefits. Want to learn more about which kind of roof membrane might be best for you? Take a look here >>

 

Continue reading
  241 Hits
241 Hits

Roof Coatings for Retrofitting or Roof Repairs

Roof Coatings for Retrofitting or Roof Repairs Roof Coatings for Retrofitting or Roof Repairs

Roof coatings are used primarily to extend the life of the roof systems or repair leaks. Coatings may often increase reflectivity, reduce energy consumption and enhance the aesthetics of the roof. For aesthetics, roof coatings showcase a variety of colors and textures.

Continue reading
  922 Hits
922 Hits

Metal Roof Safety

Metal Roof Safety Metal Roof Safety

A comprehensive safety program is vital to ensure workers stay safe, prevent falls, minimize injuries such as cuts and abrasions, and reduce fall hazards. CentiMark roofing crews follow written safety policies and procedures. After orientation for new associates, crews have weekly, monthly and quarterly safety meetings. For metal roofing jobs, safety is evaluated. Throughout the roofing project there are unannounced safety, quality and production inspections performed by CentiMark safety professionals as well as team members from CentiMark management.

Continue reading
  857 Hits
857 Hits

Hot or Cold, Rain or Shine, Make Sure Your Floors are Ready for Anything

Hot or Cold, Rain or Shine, Make Sure Your Floors are Ready for Anything Hot or Cold, Rain or Shine, Make Sure Your Floors are Ready for Anything

No matter the time of year, it is always critical to ensure that your floors are safe and in suitable condition, especially in preparation for winter weather. A professional can work with you to help evaluate the overall safety and condition of your floors as well as help determine if there are any repairs, maintenance or winter preparations that may be needed.

Continue reading
  684 Hits
684 Hits

Winter is coming... are you ready?

Winter is coming... are you ready? Winter is coming... are you ready?

Take a look at how we recommend you get your roof ready for winter.

Gain a peace of mind before the winter weather hits. From snow and ice to heavy winds, rain and dangerous temperatures, winter can bring a lot of stress to your roof and building.

Continue reading
  957 Hits
957 Hits

Veterans of CentiMark & QuestMark

Veterans of CentiMark & QuestMark Veterans of CentiMark & QuestMark

Thank you to all the CentiMark/QuestMark Veterans who served our country. We appreciate your service and are equally proud to have you working for CentiMark/QuestMark. CentiMark’s Founder, Chairman and CEO Edward B. Dunlap is a proud United States Coast Guard Veteran.

Continue reading
  1006 Hits
1006 Hits

Flooring Maintenance Yearly Timeline

Flooring Maintenance Yearly Timeline Flooring Maintenance Yearly Timeline

The commercial flooring professionals at QuestMark believe it is our job to make sure your floor is taken care of. Property managers, business owners, and maintenance teams can all benefit from suggestions to maintain your company’s floor. For a month by month flooring maintenance timeline, explore the infographic below.

Continue reading
  837 Hits
837 Hits

Roofing Maintenance Yearly Timeline

Roofing Maintenance Yearly Timeline Roofing Maintenance Yearly Timeline

The commercial roofing professionals at CentiMark know it is our job to make sure your roof is taken care of. Property managers, business owners, and maintenance teams can all benefit from suggestions to maintain your company’s roof. For a month by month roofing maintenance timeline, explore the infographic below. In case of a roof emergency, please call CentiMark’s 24/7 Emergency Service at 855-483-1975.

Continue reading
  873 Hits
873 Hits

Fall Cleaning for Your Commercial Floors

Fall Cleaning for Your Commercial Floors Fall Cleaning for Your Commercial Floors

Clean your floors! Keeping your floors clean, stain free and in great condition is critical. QuestMark’s flooring solutions include providing the materials to clean and maintain your floors along with the training of in-house staff.

Continue reading
  716 Hits
716 Hits

It’s Budgeting Season!

It’s Budgeting Season! It’s Budgeting Season!

Take the guess-work out of your 2020 roofing, flooring and parking deck budgets. Here’s everything you need to know about how CentiMark and QuestMark can help you plan for your upcoming repair, replacement and maintenance budgets.

Continue reading
  1264 Hits
1264 Hits

The Sky is the Limit

The Sky is the Limit The Sky is the Limit

CentiMark introduces its revolutionary 3D Virtual Assessment Program.

Our innovative program is taking our trusted roofing services to the next level. Utilizing state-of-the-art light detection and ranging (LiDar) technology and drones with high definition, infrared, thermal imaging capabilities, our associates will be able to safely obtain an entirely new perspective when inspecting not only your roof, but your entire facility.

Continue reading
  358 Hits
358 Hits

What to do in Case of a Weather Event - Both Roofing and Flooring

What to do in Case of a Weather Event - Both Roofing and Flooring What to do in Case of a Weather Event - Both Roofing and Flooring

Roofing Concerns:

The main purpose of your roof is to keep water out of your building. Since Mother Nature is typically unpredictable, CentiMark is prepared for most weather conditions on your roof - especially hurricanes, tornadoes, hail and wind.

Weather systems can damage your roof even though proper construction and preventative maintenance typically allow for superior roof performance during adverse conditions. However, rain, hail, thunderstorms, wind, tornadoes, hurricanes and heat are all potential detriments to a roof system.

Continue reading
  1893 Hits
1893 Hits

Right Experience - Right Warranty - Right Everything

TheRightExperienceHear what some of CentiMark’s customers had to say about their experience working with CentiMark over the years. We are grateful to those who took the time out of their busy schedules, allowed us to film their projects and who were willing to say a few things about their experience.

Continue reading
  1687 Hits
1687 Hits

New Fixed Ladder OSHA Safety Requirements and Compliance

New Fixed Ladder OSHA Safety Requirements and Compliance

With ladder safety procedures in place, safety liability for personnel and building owner liability can be reduced. The installation and stability of fixed ladders decreases the risks associated with mobile ladders.

OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) provides fixed ladder safety guidelines for building owners, tenants, employees, vendors, building envelope contractors and roofers. Cages are no longer considered an acceptable form of fall protection per OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces Standard (OSHA 1910) that was revised January 17th 2017. As with most major standard revisions, these changes are introduced in phases.

Continue reading
  1906 Hits
1906 Hits

CentiMark Supports National Roofing Week with Food Drives/Donations

CentiMark Supports National Roofing Week with Food Drives/Donations CentiMark Supports National Roofing Week with Food Drives/Donations

CentiMark’s tradition and commitment to the community continues during National Roofing Week. CentiMark offices have made financial donations and conducted food drives in the communities where we have offices and where we live, work and raise our families.

Continue reading
  1714 Hits
1714 Hits

16th CentiMark Southpointe Golfs for Childrens - May 21, 2019

2019SteveDunlapPhilipKernsTimDunlapTimmyDunlap 16th CentiMark Southpointe Golfs for Childrens - May 21, 2019

CentiMark Corporation, Canonsburg, PA, hosted the 16th CentiMark Southpointe Golfs for Children’s on May 21, 2019. The golf event raised funds to support UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. This year, the proceeds will be allocated to Patient Experience Enhancement Grants to improve a child’s time in the hospital as suggested by staff members. Thanks to Dr. Christine March who talked about the program and how it benefits the children at the hospital.

Continue reading
  1778 Hits
1778 Hits

Tip of the Month - Joint Filler

19 183 Tip of the Month IconFINALForEmail2Create a seamless surface by filling any cracks, expansion joints or control joints throughout your floors. Having a seamless surface will help eliminate any dusting from your concrete floor, keep your floors cleaner and safer by minimizing trip hazards.

Continue reading
  1568 Hits
1568 Hits

Sign up for our newsletter

Subscribe Now