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A Marine and a Roofer – Called to Service

Posted by on November 10, 2017 in Blog, GenFlex News | Comments Off on A Marine and a Roofer – Called to Service

“It doesn’t matter what I’ve done – I’ve always tried to be a professional.” For Paul Swingle, a roofing consultant and former Marine based out of Georgia, integrity and discipline to do the best job in the most effective way possible, has always driven him to work creatively to deliver on a mission. After living his dream of playing...

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October is Energy Action Month

Posted by on October 16, 2017 in Blog, Education, Energy | Comments Off on October is Energy Action Month

In 2011 and each year thereafter, the former President of the United States proclaimed October to be National Energy Action Month. This designation was created to encourage energy-saving actions and to reduce national energy consumption. The presidential proclamations called upon citizens of the United States to recognize October as Energy Action...

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National Fire Prevention Month 2017

Posted by on October 13, 2017 in Blog, Education | Comments Off on National Fire Prevention Month 2017

National Fire Prevention Month 2017

Few issues in construction are more important than protecting the project—and the people involved in it—from fire damage and injury.  Fire officials and construction experts, along with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), designate the month of October every year to boost public education efforts, including those targeting the...

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How to Properly Choose a Commercial Roofing Contractor

Posted by on September 12, 2017 in Blog, Education | Comments Off on How to Properly Choose a Commercial Roofing Contractor

How to Properly Choose a Commercial Roofing Contractor

When searching for a roofing contractor, most people start searching the internet to review all of the local listings. But it’s important to ask other building owners or facility managers for their recommendations as well. GenFlex offers a Find-An-Expert tool on our website, where you can locate GenFlex-authorized contractors in your area, as...

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Construction Needs After Hurricane Harvey

Posted by on September 5, 2017 in Blog, Education | Comments Off on Construction Needs After Hurricane Harvey

Construction Needs After Hurricane Harvey

Harvey reached landfall Friday, August 25 as a Category 4 hurricane, causing record levels of destruction, tragedy and economic loss in southeastern Texas. By the time it decreased to a tropical depression, the Beaumont and Port Arthur regions had received approximately 30”of rainfall.   As of August 31, the damage was ongoing. According to...

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Women’s Equality Day

Posted by on August 24, 2017 in Blog, Education, Industry Trends | Comments Off on Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day

Since August is a month that, among other things, honors women with National Women’s Equality Day, GenFlex would like to applaud women who have chosen a career in construction and roofing.  Saying that women have come a long way in the construction industry is the absolute truth.   Annie McEvoy writes in her article, The history of women...

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First Half of 2017 and a Look Forward

Posted by on July 24, 2017 in Blog, Industry Trends | Comments Off on First Half of 2017 and a Look Forward

First Half of 2017 and a Look Forward

As we head into the second half of 2017, let’s review how the year has stacked up so far.   According to the U.S. Census Bureau, construction spending for the first four months of the year was $359.5 billion, 5.8 percent above the $339.7 billion for the same period in 2016. If we just look at April’s monthly construction spending, it...

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Benefits of a Heat-Welded System

Posted by on June 28, 2017 in Blog, Education, Industry Trends | Comments Off on 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...

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A Brief History of TPO

Posted by on June 13, 2017 in Blog, Education | Comments Off on 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....

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Continuing Education Resources

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Blog, Education | Comments Off on 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...

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