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WHAT YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT FIRE RATINGS. Summer is officially here. Along with all the summer fun, comes the heat and a higher potential for fires, and while it is impossible to predict exactly when and where the next fire will happen, being prepared is a must. As a roofing professional you need to ensure your roofs meet certain standards to protect the building and its occupants. In this post, we will look at
Permanet repairs
Don’t Stress- Buy a New Roof Over Time In our last blog we explored the cost benefits and reasons for regular roof inspections. In this blog, we will continue addressing repairs. This time, we will show you how you can use repair expenses toward a brand new, fully warranted roof system. Some products in the market resolve an immediate need for a “quick fix”, but what if you were able to address your roof issues
Roof Inspections
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