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Benefits of a Heat-Welded System

Benefits of a Heat-Welded System

As we all know, “heat-welded roofs” refer to the seams of a roofing membrane that have been fused together with the application of heat. Single-ply thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) membranes, including GenFlex’s TPO, are typically used. GenFlex EZ TPO and EZ TPO Peel & Stick™ HW are heat-welded roofing membranes made of high‑quality thermoplastic polyolefin. They are excellent choices regardless of configuration, usage, slope, height...

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A Brief History of TPO

A Brief History of TPO

Beginning in the 1960s, prior to the introduction of Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) in the US market, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) was the single-ply thermoplastic roofing system that was mainly used. PVC was known for its versatility since it could be molded to fit varying roof structures and could withstand chemical, light and temperature corrosion. However, PVC includes plasticizer additives to give it more flexibility, so after years of use, the...

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Continuing Education Resources

Continuing Education Resources

For many of us, school or college days are just fond memories of the past. However, that doesn’t mean we can stop learning.  As a commercial roofing business owner or someone working in the industry, the importance of continuing education in our changing industry should be recognized. While it is easy to become set in one’s ways, especially if you have been successful in the past, the industry is growing and changing and becoming more...

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Q1 2017 Construction Industry Performance

Q1 2017 Construction Industry Performance

Employment in the construction industry for the first two months in 2017 was up over the same months in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) report. New hires in January was up 92,000, and in February they were up 22,000 over last year’s numbers. The construction industry added a total of 756,000 new hires in the first two months.   March numbers are also looking great. The...

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Spring Roof Inspection

Spring Roof Inspection

April showers bring…roof leaks? Not how you remember it? Well it is true, and it is especially possible if you don’t perform your spring roof inspection. Winter takes its toll on a roof. Freeze-thaw cycles, heavy snow loads, hail, and ice can really cause damage. Even if you live in a warm climate where cold-weather damage is not a worry, spring is a good time to have your roof inspected so you are ready for the stormy season...

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GenFlex Classroom and Hands-on Training Programs

GenFlex Classroom and Hands-on Training Programs

GenFlex believes that providing valuable training at no cost to its contractors is an investment worth making. GenFlex has a great team with the knowledge and expertise to explain and demonstrate the proper installation methods for its products. Training is usually conducted with the support of our many distributors throughout North America, all of whom understand that the contractor’s success is our success.   While training will vary...

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Roof Moisture

Roof Moisture

Roof moisture or leaks often go unnoticed until a problem presents itself that requires immediate action. However, leading up to that point there is often other hidden and not so hidden damage occurring.   Insulation Damage Moisture entering a roof system can be absorbed by the insulation layer first, and then shows up as an interior leak. By this time, the moisture collection breaks down the roof insulation so it no longer offers the same...

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