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RoofSnap How to Measure a Roof

How to Measure a Roof in 2020

By RoofSnap. As our industry starts a new decade, we thought we’d take a look at the options that roofers have when it comes to measurements. As a technology provider, we like to stay on top of the latest advances in the industry. Still, we also want to remain aware of the ...


Sashco Caulking Tips

Caulking Tips: Keys to Success

By Sashco. Why use caulk? What is its purpose? We've got some caulking tips for you! Caulk is made to seal out water, air, dust, pollution, insects and noise. Caulk can also simply dress up or give a finished look an otherwise rough-appearing joint. Most normal latex caulks will crack and fail ...


RoofSnap Pitch Finding

Roofing 101: Pitch Finding

By RoofSnap. In a continuation of our "You should probably already know this" educational blog series, this week we're taking a look at the importance of pitch and how you can easily find it today. (Trigger warning: this blog contains the use of technology in roofing and may cause anyone who uses ...


General Coatings Benefits of Polyurethane Spray Foam

5 Benefits of Polyurethane Spray Foam

By General Coatings. The benefits of installing a spray polyurethane foam roofing system outweigh the advantages of other similar roofing systems. We manufacture spray foam because of the ease of installation, impressive performance, affordability, and durability. Property owners love foam because of the protection it provides for their roof. Below we cover some of ...


IKO Shingle Roofing Tools

Shingle Roofing Tools and Equipment that May Be Needed to Start a Roofing Company

By IKO. Disclaimer: It is incumbent upon the roofer to know and abide by all relevant safety regulations for his/her equipment and tools, and the use of such equipment and tools. What tools should a roofer have when they are starting their own business? Should you buy or rent? Editor's note: If you ...


Western Colloid Update Gravel Roof

How to Update a Gravel Roof

Gravel roofs are durable, long-lasting and UV and impact resistant.  These characteristics make gravel roofs common choices for areas prone to hail and extreme weather.  But, like all roofs, they do require regular inspection and maintenance to maximize their longevity and prevent water intrusion into the building. [Editor's note: the article below ...


IKO Roofing Hammers

Introduction to Roofing Hammers and Hatchets

By IKO. Roofing hammers and hatchets are specialized tools intended to help residential roofers cut shingles and drive nails into them. Editor's note: The information in the article below can help you quickly get new team members up to speed about the specialty tools used in roofing.  These specialized tools have unique features ...


Marco Why Ventilate

Why Ventilate?

By George G. Allaster, Marco Industries. Over the years, I have been asked that question a thousand and one times! Why ventilate? Editor's note: This article helps homeowners and those new to the industry clearly understand the reasons why ventilation is critical to the performance of a roofing system and the interior comfort ...


FiberTite Roof Cover Board

What Is a Roof Cover Board and Why Is It Important?

By FiberTite. Installing a new roof system is an investment in the protection of a building, business, and people. It’s your goal to create a commercial roof system with the durability to stand up to mechanical, natural, and human-made wear and tear. In this 'basic training' article that is ideal for those new ...


NWIR How to Read a SDS

How to Read an SDS

By Michele Pratt, Education Committee, NWIR. In June 2016 OSHA implemented the program to have all SDSs’ (Safety Data Sheets) updated under GHS (Globally Harmonized System). Employers are required to have an SDS on hand for each hazardous chemical kept on site. If you come in contact with hazardous chemicals at work, ...


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