Be Prepared. No roof is 100% immune to the damages of rain, hail, heavy winds, tornadoes or hurricanes. Proper construction and preventative maintenance on the roof system does help improve roof performance. However, even roofs that are properly designed and installed can fail during a weather disaster.
What is considered an OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Compliant “safe roof”?
A safe roof is one that provides fall protection for your employees, contractors and others on the roof. A safe roof is achieved by guarding the roof edge, skylights, roof hatch and other roof openings.
The use of guardrails as roof edge protection is changing the roofing industry from both a safety and production standpoint.
CentiMark has partnered with two companies providing input to help develop and produce guardrails that work on various types of roof edges. This input from our safety department and production crews has allowed guardrail systems to evolve, making the various attachment points more adaptable. This allows use on a larger variety of roof edges.
Organized by NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association), National Roofing Week takes place June 5-11, 2016. 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.
CentiMark Corporation is very excited and proud to celebrate 48 years of providing commercial roofing and flooring services!
Watch a special message from Timothy M. Dunlap - CentiMark Corporation, President & COO on the celebration of CentiMark's 48th anniversary on April 19, 2016!
At QuestMark, a division of CentiMark, we find solutions for your flooring care and maintenance needs. We offer customized maintenance programs from our full service maintenance division to protect your investment. Additionally, we offer training and hands-on maintenance support for in-house teams on equipment, processes and products specific to your floor.
6 Weeks + 8 Men + 33,608 square feet of retrofit over metal = one awesome garage.
Last month, CentiMark’s executive committee took a trip to meet Richard Rawlings’ and check out some of his sweet rides at Gas Monkey Garage. After getting to know our business, Richard hired CentiMark to perform some service work on his roof.
Knowing the condition of your roof can extend its life.
The goal for your long-term investment is to get a good return and keep your building watertight. When there are problems with your roof, those issues cannot be ignored.
Weather, chemical pollutants, rooftop traffic and moisture are all factors affecting the overall condition of your roof.
Schedule Your Roof Inspection Today
A Flooring Industry Leader
QuestMark, a division of CentiMark Corporation in Canonsburg, PA, announces the addition of Jennifer A. Faller to our team as the Director of Technical Services and Strategic Accounts. She brings 20 years of construction industry experience and an in-depth knowledge of concrete construction, polished concrete and flooring.
Code changes are very complex, some take years for compliance and all are best left to discuss with your professional roofing contractor. Roofing codes are found in Chapter 15 of the International Building Code which is part of a family of codes from the International Code Council (ICC). Each of these codes are revised every three years before being promulgated. It is up to each state to decide which version of the code they wish to adopt and the adopted version may vary from state-to-state.
Roofing Products and Product Development
Perhaps the most significant change in the industry is that over the years, preference for roofing materials has shifted towards white TPO/PVC membranes. The reflectivity and energy efficient roof systems continue to gain popularity.
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.”
Around 20 CentiMark sales and marketing associates braved the frigid Madison, Wisconsin weather to attend The University of Wisconsin’s (UW) continuing education training for low slope roofing from December 2nd through 4th.
For facilities, scheduled plant shutdowns help to maintain plants and equipment. Naturally, this is why a shortened period of downtime is critical. There is also a loss of revenue and a loss of production during the plant shutdown. It is a great time to do work that cannot be performed during normal business operations.
With the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, it’s time to schedule your plant shutdown.
Why QuestMark? At QuestMark, a division of CentiMark Corporation, our experience and our manpower can get the work done. Our crews and management team work with hundreds of companies during shutdowns regarding logistics and scheduling. Give us a list of your flooring needs and goals for the shutdown - we’ll have the schedule, materials and crews ready to work 24/7 if necessary to complete the projects.
Plant shutdowns are usually short and intense for all parties involved in the work. Let our flooring experts at QuestMark will help you through it.