Selecting a Seattle Roofing Contractor Howdy, from Dallas, Texas! “The Lone Star State”. In this blog post we will address the proper way of selecting a good roofing company. Hiring a team of reputable and professional roofers can be a bit of a task. This is especially harder in large cities such as Dallas, TX or Washington. Below we will outline some basic guidelines you should follow when selecting a company to work with. Check the Company’s Online Reputation Aside from checking the BBB (Better Business Bureau) it’s imperative to check out other review websites. Make sure the company does not have any deleterious reviews about their firm or employed-contractors. Particularly good review websites to research
Is It Acceptable to Have Ponding On My Flat Roof? By Allen Sensel Introduction There is a lot of speculation with older building designs and how their flat roofs have a tendency to collect pools of standing water referred to as ponding. The purpose of this report is to provide clarity for a commonly misunderstood notion that a flat roof, whether it’s asphaltic built-up, modified bitumen, or any kind of single-ply membrane, should not bear any kind of collection of rain water. I will provide brief examples from the IBC, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Factory Mutual, all of whom mandate construction and renovation standards to comply with regional climates,weather patterns, and
by Allen Sensel Glass-Matt Roof Protection When putting a low-slope roof together it’s important, as a building owner or engineer, to understand how to control moisture, combat mold, and provide fire protection. Cover-boards offer sufficient roof deck protection that meet these requirement for installing a roof. They can also serve as a purpose for re-covering your roof. These boards provide a clean, smooth surface to attach your next roof system to. USG manufactures Securock, a glass-mat board that can be used on a flat roof for dimensional stability, surface protection, and overall increased lifespan of a structure. When installed correctly, Securock acts as vapor and fire barrier, keeping the roof membrane from developing mold and
Single Ply Roofing For Seattle, Washington When it comes to roofing in Seattle we all want to know what is the best type of roofing for our home or business. Low slope roofing systems (a roof with less than 3” of rise per lineal ft) can get even more technical with commercial and architectural specifications required by the city building codes. Its important that you use the best material for your roof design. As a commercial roofing contractor in Seattle we have seen a huge spike in the popularity of single ply roofing systems. What is single ply roofing membrane Single ply flat roofing membranes are sheets of strong, flexible material made of synthetic polymer.