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Why Clean a Roof?

July 27, 2012

Perhaps the most damaging and least recognized types of roof debris are molds, mildews, lichens and fungus, and can lead to costly repairs or even roof replacement. If your shingles, shakes, tiles, built-up, modified bitumen, single-ply or foam roofing shows a green in color, or green or black splotches, that is a sign that your roof has developed mold and mildew and it is probably time to have it cleaned.

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What is roof flashing

July 10, 2012

Roof flashing provides extra protection for roof areas that are prone to water seepage. The purpose of flashing is to direct the flow of water that leaks into intersections down and away from the interior of the structure to the topside of the roofing material.

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Types of Single Ply Roof Membranes

June 28, 2012

Single ply roofing has become extremely popular in the last 30 years for commercial roofing. While it is flexible, easy to install and very competitive, it does provide for some different options. Moreover, it has both advantages and disadvantages.

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Why Coat or Recoat a Roof?

June 12, 2012

Since most roofs are generally comprised of four or more layers (a waterproof membrane, insulation, the roof material, and an adhesive) you would think roofing material would be tough enough. So why bother adding a coating? The short answer is to prolong the life of the roof.

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Is Your Roof Ready for Monsoon Season?

May 08, 2012

Monsoon season in Southwest brings torrential rains, haboobs, high winds and hail. In Phoenix, the greatest rainfall in a 24 hour period was 4.98 inches in July 1911. This total is quite a bit less than the Arizona record of 11.4 inches, which fell on Workman Creek (near Globe) in September 1970. Winds throughout the Southwest can frequently exceed 100 mph during thunderstorms and microbursts.

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