1 Simple Way to Reduce Roof Installation Costs

Reduce Roof Installation Costs

One of the biggest hurdles I find when working with my clients on roof replacement options is the cost. Followed closely behind that is the desire for a quality product. Like anything else you purchase, nobody wants to pay more than they absolutely have to while still receiving a high quality product.

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Roofing Core Cuts Reveal Critical Information

Roof Core Cuts

Roofing can seem rather simple and straight forward. I mean it’s not like it’s rocket science. Just show up, load your materials, and start doing the job, right? How difficult can it be? Not so fast. There are many variables that go into determining how to design and price a roof replacement. But how do you go about determining those variables. One of the most critical steps that help a roofing contractor or designer develop a roof design is the core cut.

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Climbing to Safety: Making Rooftops Safe to Navigate

Rooftop Safety

While anyone stepping foot on a commercial roof should be generally aware of the hazards, there are a variety of scenarios that could happen, or could have already happened, while someone is up there. Ladder access points, roof hatch openings and skylights can all prove to be dangerous if a slip and fall occurs. So, what do you do to help eliminate or at least minimize these conditions? Here is a short list of some available options for each of the 3 main fall hazards while on a roof.

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Roofing Products – Making the Grade…Not all Roofing Products are Created Equal

Roofing Products Comparison

Many people pride themselves on finding the best product for the best deal possible. The problem comes when your knowledge of a product or trade is minimal and research is limited, such as roofing products. In this article we will cover some roofing components that are maybe not as highly stressed as the system itself but are basically as, if not more, important. As they say, the devil is in the details, and the details certainly are an important part of your roof as a whole.

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Weighing in on Ballasted Roof Systems: Costly Issues You Need to Understand

Ballasted Roof System

When you are considering a new roof a ballasted roof system can seem like a good way to save money on the install but there are costly disadvantages to this sort of system. Repairs can present certain challenges and your roof has to be protected from what’s holding it down in the first place. What can be even worse is when the ballast is removed from an area and not replaced. Check out our article and video on ballasted roof systems before you find yourself between a rock and a roof leak.

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D.I.Y. …R.? Rubber Roof Repair Slideshow

DIY Rubber Roof Repair

Two of the most important aspects of rubber roof repair and maintaining an EPDM roof system are the selection of the correct repair materials and the proper preparation of the area to be repaired. Using improper materials or methods to repair and maintain your EPDM roof system can lead to damages to the roof membrane as well as a reduced life expectancy and premature failure of the roof system. Learn how to make proper rubber roof repairs in our latest installment of D.I.Y.R.!

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Roof Drain vs. Roof Scupper

Roof Drain vs Roof Scupper

Speaking the language of a roofing contractor can be a difficult skill to master. This is the case when a homeowner or building owner hears a contractor talking about a scupper versus a roof drain. Both are used to provide drainage for a roof system. However, they are not interchangeable. The term needs to be clarified when identifying the specific detail that you may have on your roof system because the corrective action for addressing these details and providing repairs is different.

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D.I.Y. …R.? How to Correctly Replace a Roof Shingle

Replace Roof Shingle

There’s doing it yourself and then there’s doing it yourself the RIGHT way! We all like to do a little D.I.Y. when possible, if not only to save some cash and time but just for the pride of doing it yourself! However if you D.I.Y. wrong you could end up just paying more in the long run. That’s why Jurin Roofing Services decided to do a series of roofing D.I.Y.’s to help the do-it-yourselfers out there make repairs to their roof system correctly. The first up in our new series…How to correctly replace an asphalt roof shingle. Stay tuned for more great D.I.Y. tips this summer!

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“It’s Not You, It’s Me…” Finding the Right Roofing Contractor

Finding a Roofing Contractor

Finding the right roofing contractor can be a little like a first date. Everybody is on their best behavior and you go out of your way to give that perfect first impression. Similar to a divorce, ending a relationship with a bad contractor can also be very costly. Here are 5 tips on how to weed out those frogs and find a Prince Charming for your project so you don’t have to worry about breaking up.

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Roof Maintenance Saves Money

Roof Maintenance Saves Money

So you don’t like the thought of throwing money away unnecessarily, huh? Who does, right? A lot of people don’t realize that there is an easy, cost effective way to get the most mileage out of your roof system and save thousands of dollars over time…regular roof inspections and maintenance. Without routine maintenance, your roof, like a motor, will begin to breakdown. Catching problems before they occur is a great way to maintain your car as well as your roof.

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