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.
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.
Here are six fast facts you may not know about roof membranes:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- TPO can contain a variety of add-ins to achieve different roofing goals.
Different add-ins include UV absorbers, colorant and flame retardant.
- 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.
- 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 >>
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hear 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.
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.
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.
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.
Create 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.