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Welcome to the CentiMark blog, your go-to resource for all things commercial roofing and flooring. Bringing over 55 years of industry experience, we specialize in delivering top-notch solutions for businesses of all sizes. Our team of professionals are committed to delivering superior craftsmanship, exceptional customer service and innovative technologies to meet the unique needs of our clients. Through this blog, we aim to share our expertise and insights on everything from roof repair and maintenance to commercial flooring installation and beyond! Join us as we explore the latest trends, best practices and industry news that may impact your business’s roofing and flooring needs.

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New Year's Resolution: Reduce Your Facility's Heating Costs

Winter is in full swing and so are the high heating bills. Did you know the condition of your roof plays a significant role in maintaining a consistent temperature in your building? Let's look into a few ways to improve your roof's performance and decrease your heating demands.
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A Quick Guide to Selecting Your Commercial Flooring Contractor

To ensure that you make an informed decision and that your commercial flooring requirements meet the highest standard, here are a few key factors to help you through the selection process.
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Commercial Roofing: Effective Strategies to Prevent Premature Replacement

As the price of labor and materials continue to rise, it is important to focus on long-term strategies regarding roof systems in order to maximize your budget. Here are some of the top strategies to protect your facility's roof:
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How to Choose the Right Roof System for Your Commercial Facility

Selecting the optimal roof for your commercial facility is an important decision that can greatly influence the operating expenses of your building. Given the multitude of options, each tailored to specific requirements, it is imperative to thoroughly assess your facility's precise needs before reaching a decision. 
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Your Guide to Commercial Roofing Solutions: FAQ

When it comes to commercial roofing, making the right choices is crucial to the longevity and performance of your facility’s roof. Here, we address some of the most common inquiries we receive from our customers to help you navigate this important decision.
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Winter Floor Care: Ensuring Safety and Accessibility

As colder temperatures set in, winter presents unique challenges for commercial property owners. Snow, sludge, mud and ice-preventing chemicals can harm your property's floors, with these elements often being tracked indoors by people and equipment. 
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A Glimpse into Innovative Technologies

Commercial roofing embraces innovation with drone inspections, infrared scans, green roofing, CentiVision and online portals. Transforming traditions for efficient, cost-effective and sustainable solutions, prioritizing safety and customer education.
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Winter Roof Maintenance Tips for Commercial Properties

As winter approaches, commercial property owners face unique challenges when it comes to maintaining their roofs. Harsh weather conditions, snow accumulation, ice dams and the impact of leaf buildup can all take a toll on your roof's performance. In this article, we will explore essential winter roof maintenance tips to help ensure your commercial roof stands up to the season's demands:
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Preventive Measures: Identifying and Addressing Early Signs of Floor Damage

Paying attention to the state of your commercial floor is vital for your building. A damaged floor may affect your business operations in several ways, here are some benefits to keeping your floor in the best shape:
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CentiMark's CentiVision: A Visual Approach to Roofing

The commercial roofing industry is no exception in an ever-evolving world of technology and innovation. With over two years of successful implementation, CentiVision remains a trusted solution for businesses across North America, eliminating uncertainty in their roofing projects.
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Five Keys to Finding a Reputable Commercial Roofing Contractor

Your facility's roof is the first line of defense against the harsh elements of nature. Its role in protecting your business assets and your associates is of vital importance. Therefore, when partnering with a commercial roofing contractor, here are five key considerations that should be taken into account to ensure an informed decision is made and your investment dollars are prudently spent.
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Plan for Success: Your 2024 Roof Budget

Out of sight out of mind, your facility’s roof may often take a back seat to other operational priorities. Yet, allocating resources for it in your annual budget planning can lead to savings in the long run. Overlooked roof damage caused by harsh weather or aging can lead to unexpected expenses and problems such as roof leaks. Preventing such issues starts with learning everything about your roof and planning ahead.
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Staying Safe on the Roof During the Sweltering Summer

As scorching temperatures persist across the nation, ensuring the safety of individuals working on rooftops or in outdoor settings for extended periods is important. Recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sheds light on a disconcerting reality: around 40 workers lose their lives annually due to heat-related incidents*. Many of these unfortunate occurrences transpire within outdoor professions like construction, farming and package delivery. The danger is palpable and the stakes couldn't be higher.
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Commercial Flooring: What is the Best Solution For My Facility?

What are the key flooring requirements for your building? Is it aesthetics, durability or the ability to withstand harsh chemicals and frequent cleaning? Let's explore different commercial flooring solutions and determine if your existing floor can be improved to better meet your facility's specific needs.
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Roof Budget Blues: Navigate Uncertainty With Confidence

Reroof or repair has always been a question of precise timing. However, in the current economic climate, many businesses have difficulty making capital improvement decisions such as roofing projects in order to preserve the budgets. Therefore, in some cases roofing projects may not be feasible at the moment. So what can you do when you have to delay your reroof due to budgetary concerns?
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Summer Roof Checkup: 10 Frequently Overlooked Items That Deserve Your Attention

Given that your facility's roof serves as the primary protection for your business operations, it may require repairs or maintenance to ensure it's performing at its best and is 100% watertight. Numerous defects with commercial roofs often remain undetected for an extended period of time, escalating into significant damage. Let's explore these frequently overlooked items that may be lurking just above you.
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Help Your Roof Beat the Heat: Optimizing Temperature Resistance

This summer unleashed scorching temperatures across North America. On July 3rd, we witnessed the record-breaking hottest day ever documented on Earth. As the sweltering heat takes its toll, your commercial facility's cooling expenses may spiral out of control. So, how can you better adapt to these blistering conditions? The solution might be your facility's roof.
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Roof Warranties Explained

Roof warranties can be confusing. There are different warranty structures, terms of the warranty and warranty exclusions. Furthermore, different parties are often responsible for different aspects of the warranty at various times throughout the roof's life. Confused yet? Let us help you clear some of the confusion.
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Qualifying Your Roofing Project: What is the Optimal Solution for Your Facility

Your commercial roof serves as your primary shield against the elements, safeguarding everything beneath it, including your staff, machinery, stock, real estate and more. Furthermore, it exerts a significant influence on your building's energy efficiency and potential resale worth. With so much on the line, ensuring you make correct, educated decisions regarding your roof condition is crucial. 
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