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Heidler Roofing Services Inc., Announces Two New Management Appointments

YORK, PA. (December 20, 2019) – A long-time provider of quality roofing services to residential, industrial, commercial, and corporate clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, Heidler Roofing Services, Inc.,  is proud to announce two new additions to its management team. Both new hires, Timothy Smith, Sr. has joined Heidler as Operations Manager, while Timothy Jennison is Heidler’s new Safety Manager.

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How to Find the Best Elastomeric Roof Coatings

While thermoplastic single-ply membrane roofing like PVC and TPO, thermoset single-ply membrane roofing (EPDM), and modified bitumen “rubber roofing” are some of the most popular roofing systems for new commercial roof installations today, they’re not the only options available. In fact, if you have an aging roof on an existing commercial building, none of these materials may be quite the right—or most cost-effective—fit compared to elastomeric roof coatings.

Capable of stopping leaks, adding energy savings, and revitalizing your current roof without the need for a disruptive total tear-off and reinstallation project, elastomeric coatings are well worth your consideration.

Today’s post introduces coatings with a variety of material properties that can be applied to a wide range of existing commercial roofing systems, including asphalt, metal, and more.

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Understanding Flat Roof Types for Commercial Buildings

As we’ve often talked about in our commercial roofing-focused blog posts, it’s possible for your commercial building to have the wrong type of roofing system.

In buildings with flat roof structures (as opposed to low-slope or steep-slope structures), a “bad roof” can sometimes be installed. Most of the time, this is because inexperienced roofing contractors and novice building owners aren’t aware of all the decision factors that go into choosing the right roofing from the long list of possible options.

Perhaps more often, the type of business being conducted in a particular building changes throughout history. And while the original commercial roof may have been a perfect fit for the building’s earlier purpose, it could now be inappropriate—or maybe just too old.

No matter what, it’s essential to understand the fundamental properties of how your building’s flat roof is constructed so you can make more informed choices about preventative maintenance, repairs, and possible future replacement. Today’s post gives you a little insight into the popular flat roofing materials that might be up on your roof now, as well as how to determine whether you have the best roof for your business.

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Common Roofing Issues

Many people enjoy a good mystery story, but playing detective in real life is often less than fun, especially when it comes to figuring out if your commercial building’s roof might need repair or replacement.

There are some obvious signs that your roof is having problems—you’ll likely find a few inside your building, while others may only be evident when looking at your roof’s surface.

Today’s post highlights the biggest clues that you shouldn’t wait another minute to call in the commercial roofing professionals like us here at Heidler Roofing to “solve the case,” aka inspect your roof and present you with an action plan for fixing problems.

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How EPDM Roofing is Different from TPO & PVC

Here at Heidler Roofing, one of our primary goals in business is making sure commercial buildings throughout the Mid-Atlantic region have the best and most protective roofing systems. If you’ve been following along with our recent Ultimate Guide to Commercial Roofing blog post series, we hope that’s obvious by now!

With so many choices on the market today, does the color matter? The answer is yes. Your commercial roof’s color absolutely matters—and not just for aesthetic reasons. The material it’s constructed from makes a huge difference in its performance capabilities, and the color is closely related to the material when you’re talking about single-ply membrane systems.

So, what are the differences between the most popular types of single-ply materials for new installations and replacement applications?

Today’s post compares single-ply thermoset materials like EPDM, which is typically black, and thermoplastic materials—TPO & PVC—which tend to be white. Which should you choose? We’ll help you consider that question, too.

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Chapter 5: Is It Time for Replacement or Can Your Commercial Roof be Repaired?

One of the biggest questions that building owners and managers have when they reach out to our commercial roofing experts here at Heidler Roofing is whether their old or damaged roof needs to be completely replaced. They often ask this with a little bit of fear because it’s a common misconception that replacement is enormously expensive and disruptive to business. However, it’s also a common misconception that the only option for a commercial roof that’s experiencing problems and leaks is a total tear-off and rebuild.

The truth is that less extensive repairs or even restoration options may better suit the situation.

For our final installment in the recent Ultimate Guide to Commercial Roofing post series here on the blog, we’re taking a look at repair versus replacement. We’ll also touch on restoration, which has become more popular with the advancement of commercial roofing materials over time.

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Chapter 4: Roof Preventative Maintenance Keeps Your Roof in Shape

In the last chapter of our Ultimate Guide to Commercial Roofing, we discussed the ins and outs of new roof system installation.

While constructing commercial roofs from scratch—or as next-generation replacements for existing roofing at the end of its lifespan—is an important part of our business, we pride ourselves in our strong inspection and maintenance capabilities here at Heidler Roofing, too. In fact, you may have noticed preventative maintenance for commercial roofs is a frequent topic here on our blog. This is because a professionally managed maintenance plan, including a thorough roof inspection process, is essential for ensuring the longevity of your commercial building’s roof.

In that spirit, the focus of today’s post is why maintenance matters and how it helps protect your commercial building’s biggest asset—its hardworking roofing system.

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Chapter 3: All About Commercial Roof Installation

It’s true that our skilled commercial roofers here at Heidler Roofing spend a great deal of time inspecting, caring for, and repairing commercial roofs of various types. However, we also install totally new roofing systems on buildings just being constructed, or as complete replacements on existing commercial structures like office buildings, manufacturing facilities, restaurants, and retail centers.

Today’s installment of our Ultimate Guide to Commercial Roofing ongoing post series covers what installing some of the most common commercial roofing systems entails. From the decision-making process of choosing the most appropriate materials and making our professional recommendation to our customer through actually building the roof, much time and craftsmanship are involved in making sure the job is done right with a strong and long-lasting roof as the result.

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Chapter 2: Commercial Roof Types: What to Know About Different Systems

There’s more to commercial roofing than just white or lighter colored roofs vs. black, non-reflective ones. A wide range of different materials and systems are available to choose from when installing a new commercial roof or refurbishing your building’s existing flat or low-slope roof.

As part of our new post series, your ultimate guide to commercial roofing is right here on our blog to help you learn more about what it takes to properly maintain commercial roofs and keep them working hard to protect your business.

Today we’re offering a closer look at what material and roofing system options are out there for building owners to consider. The architecture and unique needs of a particular building often dictate what type of roof will be best, but an owner’s budget, local weather patterns and climate in the building’s location, and even energy efficiency considerations help guide professional roofing contractors like us here at Heidler Roofing in our recommendations for the most robust roofing choices.

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