Education

GenFlex Classroom and Hands-on Training Programs

Posted by on March 29, 2017 in Blog, Education | Comments Off on 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...

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Roof Moisture

Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Blog, Education, Roofing Maintenance | Comments Off on 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...

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Protect Your Roof This Winter

Posted by on January 26, 2017 in Blog, Education, Roofing Maintenance | Comments Off on Protect Your Roof This Winter

Protect Your Roof This Winter

It’s January and whether we like it or not winter is here! If you live in a cold climate, GenFlex’s Ben George, Technical Building Solutions Manager, has some tips to help protect your roof this winter. He recommends inspections and maintenance, removal of excessive snow, and proper removal of ice accumulations.   Inspection and...

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Winter Safety Tips for Roofing Contractors

Posted by on December 19, 2016 in Blog, Education, Roofing Safety | Comments Off on Winter Safety Tips for Roofing Contractors

Winter Safety Tips for Roofing Contractors

It’s December and for those of us in cold climates, it is time to be thinking again about winter safety. Here are some things to keep in mind.   Winter Fall Safety Falls are always a concern for roofers, but when you add ice and snow to the mix, your crew must be prepared. In addition to all of your normal fall prevention procedures, make...

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Preparing for Winter Weather

Posted by on December 12, 2016 in Blog, Education | Comments Off on Preparing for Winter Weather

Preparing for Winter Weather

Winter begins this year on December 21, at 5:44 a.m. EST. Are you ready? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting wetter, cooler conditions in the northern U.S. for this winter. It is important to be prepared for the snow, ice and wind that can impact your rooftop.   Snow If you are located in an area where...

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Roofing Insulation Overview

Posted by on December 5, 2016 in Blog, Education, Energy | Comments Off on Roofing Insulation Overview

Roofing Insulation Overview

If you want an energy-efficient roof, the first place to start is insulation. Proper insulation is one of the most important contributors to a building’s energy efficiency. Having a high R-value for your roof, the common measurement of thermal resistance, can also aid in achieving LEED® v4 and RoofPoint(TM) certifications.   What’s...

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Walkway Pads: Protection for Your Roofing Investment

Posted by on November 21, 2016 in Blog, Education, Roofing Maintenance, Roofing Safety | Comments Off on Walkway Pads: Protection for Your Roofing Investment

Walkway Pads: Protection for Your Roofing Investment

It is sometimes assumed that since workers aren’t on a roof every day that worrying about how your roof handles foot traffic is not important. However, today more than ever, roofs are experiencing more foot traffic than you may realize. The typical building rooftop is becoming a crowded place. Technology such as Wi-Fi antennas, satellite and...

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Ballasted Roofs Are Cool!

Posted by on November 8, 2016 in Blog, Education, Energy, Industry Trends | Comments Off on Ballasted Roofs Are Cool!

Ballasted Roofs Are Cool!

You may not think that a roofing system developed almost fifty years ago could be environmentally friendly. While it’s true not many people were thinking green back then, it turns out ballasted roofs are indeed eco-friendly and worth a look.   Ballasted roofs consist of thermal insulation boards (such as the GenFlex Polyiso product), EPDM...

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Smart Roofs

Posted by on October 26, 2016 in Blog, Education | Comments Off on Smart Roofs

Smart Roofs

As a facility manager, would you like to be notified immediately by text or e-mail if a roof leak is developing, or that the snow load on your roof is becoming dangerous, or how about if a roof drain is blocked? Well, it is all possible with a smart roof. A smart roof uses electronic sensors to detect a problem. The sensors are connected to an...

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Solar Panel Installation Considerations

Posted by on October 20, 2016 in Blog, Education, Energy | Comments Off on Solar Panel Installation Considerations

Solar Panel Installation Considerations

Solar panels are becoming more and more prevalent, and maybe you have been tasked with having some installed on your building. However, like with anything else, it is wise to do some research up front. While examining competing solar technologies to determine what will work best, also consider the impact of installing solar panels on your...

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