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12 Dec 2018

Six Winter Safety Tips for Roofing Contractors

During the winter months, there are few workplaces more dangerous than the roof of a house. Those ill-prepared for the challenges of winter roofing projects risk both injury and death. Here are six things to keep in mind when roofing during the winter: 1. Hypothermia Hypothermia occurs when a person’s core body temperature falls below the level required to keep the critical organs functioning. The two factors that promote hypothermia are low temperatures and moisture. Human perspiration in combination with winter cold conspire to conduct body heat away from a worker’s body when working on roofs. The signs that a person has hypothermia include sudden drowsiness, shallow breathing and clumsiness. If you or anyone on your crew thinks someone has…
Six Winter Safety Tips for Roofing Contractors
Why You Should Always Check the Roof Before Moving into a New Property
14 May 2018

Why You Should Always Check the Roof Before Moving into a New Property

This post was kindly written for us by our friends at Bellhops Moving. Despite the huge increase in people moving to Illinois, if you're fortunate enough to find a property that you like, then you might feel pressured to make your offer as quickly as possible. However, before you jump straight into action, it's important to take the time to do your homework, and carefully inspect your new potential acquisition. Remember, even if your property-to-be seems like it's in good condition, looks can be deceiving. While there will always be certain small scale flaws that can be addressed at a later date, there are plenty of things that can be a deal breaker. Perhaps the most important feature of all,…
15 Mar 2018

The Business Owner’s Guide to Commercial Roof Maintenance

Three words: Commercial roof maintenance. Let’s face it. As a business owner you’re busy, and maintaining your business’s roof doesn’t always end up at the top of your to-do list. However, a properly maintained roof is vital for your business. Here are commercial roof maintenance tips to help keep your roofing system in the best shape possible, so you can stay focused on running your business. Get your roofing system inspected regularly.  Make it a priority to schedule roof inspections. Just like we go to the doctor for checkups, we need to schedule regular checkups and inspections for our roofing systems. At Funderburk Roofing, Inc., our inspections include: scaling and measurements, determinations, and reporting and estimates. Our team of roofing…
The Business Owner’s Guide to Commercial Roof Maintenance
Commercial Roofing 101: Roofing Terms You Need to Know
20 Feb 2018

Commercial Roofing 101: Roofing Terms You Need to Know

The following is a list of commercial roofing terms commonly used in the roofing industry.Each term is followed by a short description. A Absorption: The process by which a substance or object takes in a liquid, gas, waves, or chemical and makes it a part of itself. Adhesive: A substance used to adhere materials together. Aggregate: A surfacing or ballast for a roof system. Aggregate can be rock, stone, crushed stone or slag, water-worn gravel, crushed lava rock or marble chips. Aging: The effect on materials that are exposed to an environment for an interval of time. Algae: A rooftop fungus that can both stain and damage your roofing system. Alligatoring: The cracking of the surfacing bitumen on a built-up…
19 Dec 2017

How Single-Ply Systems Withstand Ice-Ball Impacts

Hail damage occurs in many U.S. regions and is most common during summer months, which might strike you as strange (no pun intended). The reasons why hail is common in the summer and why it looks the way it does is interesting: In the summer, there is a lot more energy in the atmosphere, which means clouds get bigger and denser. Within the largest clouds, cumulonimbus, strong updrafts lift water droplets high into the colder parts of the cloud where they freeze. Those ice balls fall and then rise again – each time adding a new layer of ice. Eventually, they get too heavy for the updrafts to support and they fall to the ground. Sometimes there are so many small…
How Single-Ply Systems Withstand Ice-Ball Impacts