Executive Insight – Better Roof Designs

Being committed to continuous education and training helps us develop better roof designs. This past month, the National Roofing Contractor’s Association (NRCA) issued an industry update regarding polyisocyanurate R-values and their new recommendations in determining thermal resistance values for in-service insulation on roofing systems.  So what does this have to do with designing a better […]


 Executive Insight – Rooftop Safety

Rooftop Safety is more than just following OSHA guidelines.  It’s our #1 priority. Last week our leadership team came together for our quarterly meeting to discuss our successes and challenges from the previous quarter.  We mute our cell phones and close our laptops and spend time reviewing our performance and brainstorming on what we can […]


 Roof Moisture

Types of Moisture in Low-Slope Roofing Systems The owners of commercial and industrial buildings owe it to themselves to learn as much as possible about the dangers that can impact the overall performance of their flat roofs. Roof moisture is just one of those dangers, and it’s one that appears in a few distinct ways. […]


 Single-Ply Roofing

Which Single-Ply Roofing System Is Best for Your Facility? (PVC, EPDM or TPO?) Choosing the right singly-ply roof system for your facility is important to the structure of your building. Before you dive into a decision, consider a few key details about your roof. How severe is the slope? Will there be lots of foot […]


 Commercial Roof Leak

Signs of Commercial Roof Leaks at Your Facility If you own or manage a facility, it is important to have your roof checked on a regular basis to ensure it is fully operational. Such maintenance tasks are key to the smooth and safe daily operation of any enterprise. However, unless you have previous roofing contractor […]


 Metal Roofing Retrofit

Replace Your Metal Roofing System with a TPO Flute Fill System Metal roofing systems are known for their architectural beauty and their ability to withstand most elements.  But even metal roofs, over time, can show signs of wear.  Extensive exposure to extreme weather, UV exposure, and debris buildup will eventually take their toll on even the […]


 Checklist of Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Roofing Contractor

  A new roof is a major investment, so before you hire a roofing contractor, it pays to ask a few questions. Getting estimates from contractors is the easy part, but the contractor who promises to get the job done the fastest and cheapest, isn’t always the best choice. When you’re looking for a reputable […]


 Benefits of a White Thermoplastic (TPO) Membrane Roof

If you’ve been thinking about a cool roof for a while, you’ve undoubtedly come across the term “TPO,” which is short for Thermoplastic polyolefin. One of the fastest growing roofing systems around, white thermoplastic membrane offers reduced cooling costs and energy savings for facilities located in warm climates. White and light-colored thermoplastic roof membranes feature […]


 Tips to Guarantee Successful Roof Installation

When frequent maintenance on an aging roof can no longer keep pace with leaks and deterioration, it’s time for a new roof. Facility managers are notorious for putting off roof replacement because choosing a roof system and the right contractor to install it, can be complex and confusing. At North American Roofing, we understand the […]


 When Elastomeric Roof Coating is a Good Option

When your facility roof needs a pick-me-up but you’re not ready to shell out the big bucks to replace it – applying an elastomeric roof coating  might be the best option. Roof coatings can extend roof life and they are suitable for many types of roofs, including single-ply, metal, built-up roofing (BUR) and modified bitumen […]


 Polyiso Roof Insulation Payback

As climate-control costs skyrocket, facility managers are constantly on the lookout for ways to reduce utility bills without sacrificing the comfort of their workers or tenants. Polyisocyanurate, or polyiso, insulation is versatile, durable and offers a high level of thermal performance. A study conducted by the trade association of the Polyiso industry (PIMA), indicated that by […]


 Evaluating Roof Leaks and Repairing Damage

Industrial Roof Replacement in Progress

Roofs and water are natural enemies. Even small roof leaks can cause damage to interior ceiling tiles, equipment, computers and inventory. When leaks happen, whether from storms, material failure or roof neglect, prompt leak repair is essential for restoring the roof’s watertight integrity. Check Your Warranty Your roof warranty lists the type of roof system, limitations […]