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Why regular roof inspections may save you time and money In May we covered a few of the challenges that contractors face when working on roof repairs. In today’s blog, we go back to the very beginning- Step one: Identify damage by doing regular roof inspections. One of the most important things about making your roof last, along with selecting the right products, is regular roof inspections. Lack of maintenance is the single largest factor
Avoid project delays, and profit loss due to rainy weather Image above:  SureSet repair completed at 2pm, rain hit at 6pm. No leaks or coating damage reported after rain. In our last blog, we explored the challenges contractors face when repairing a gravel roof. In this blog, we will address yet another challenge faced by contractors almost everywhere in the country – Rain. Rain makes all things grow. If you are in landscaping, rain can
Avoid costly tear-offs by restoring your existing roof to ‘Better than New’ condition.   When it comes to existing gravel roofs, there are not many options for repairing them long-term. Often, a roof tear-off or SPF foam encapsulation are the only options suggested by roofing contractors. Unfortunately, both of these options are very expensive. Even foam roofs require a waterproof coating like SureCoat to protect them from moisture and UV. The SureCoat Roof System can be used directly over
As you may know, the lab testing of coatings and roof systems is mandatory for proper design and installation. However, that is just the starting point for the people that are ultimately responsible for their performance. If you are a contractor, an owner or an owner’s agent, you will most likely end up with the financial burden for the performance of these projects. If you are a contractor, your license, bond and liability insurance can
Are you a weatherman or a roofer? Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference, right? Any seasoned waterproofer and roofer knows how the weather always impacts dry times for water-based products. And, it’s inevitable that you’ll catch a shower or rainstorm no matter how much you watch the weather channel or monitor temperatures and dew point spreads. It’s complicated trying to manage all of your projects and Mother Nature. Super VOC compliant and Zero VOC
A few of the most important questions we receive about our product line and waterproofing are:  , “How do you ensure your clients and contractors are waterproofing right the first time? What is it about SureCoat Systems that is different? How do we know that the product we are installing is really waterproof?” The answer is simple. It comes down to the formulation of the product you’re using. Specific guidelines have been established for testing
Episode #4 of Field Tested brings you the cold hard facts of the roof coating industry. Host Jesse Martinson shares what the roof coating industry looks like from an expert point of view and discusses the most prominent issue he sees within the industry. He talks about a recent client case study that demonstrates how the wrong product wastes time and money, and later, Jesse shares how the wrong product can impact your business and
How do you know if a product you’re installing on a customer’s roof is really waterproof? Will you have to repair a failed installation or have you been dealing with these failed types of installations already? In this episode of “Field Tested”, SureCoat Innovator Jesse Martinson details the importance of perm rating, an essential waterproofing tool that’s not widely known. He discusses what the rating system looks like, how to use this rating to scope
A lot of times weather is critical in roofing. If it’s too wet, too snowy, too cold, etc., many roofers shy away from doing certain projects. If you’ve been following along with us on our blog, podcast, or social media, we’ve been sharing tips, strategies, stories and feature projects where our quick curing product, SureSet, saves the day when facing weather challenges. In the following case study, we once again put our quick dry formula
Discovering a leaking roof drain is just one more annoyance to add to your “to-do” list. As inconvenient as it might seem, it’s one repair item that you should move to the top of your maintenance list. A roof drain is installed on a building to convey stormwater from the roof or deck to the storm drainage sewer or run-off area. Due to the amount of wear and ponding water that occurs around roof drains and