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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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Green Roofing

April 27, 2012

Technically speaking, the term green roofing applies to flattop roofs in urban settings that have been turned into gardens and elevated parks. It is not unusual for green spaces to become gardens, producing vegetables, edible plants and even sustaining small fruit trees. Green roofing takes neglected space and makes it useful. Such parks and gardens provide fantastic insulation from heat and cold, as well as help reduce the problem of urban heating and heat islands.

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