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February 05, 2018

New Expensing Rules for Commercial Roofs in 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act approved by Congress in December 2017 expands the definition of qualified real property eligible for full expensing under Section 179 of the tax code to include improvements to nonresidential (i.e., commercial, industrial) roofs.

January 26, 2018

Royalty Named 2017 Duro-Last Contractor of the Year

At Duro-Last Roofing’s recent National Sales Seminar in San Antonio, Royalty was presented with the Contractor of Year award for having the highest sales volume in 2017 of any authorized Duro-Last contractor in the United States. In fact, our Duro-Last […]

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January 17, 2018

Drainage Systems for Flat Roofs

A “flat roof” is a bit of a misnomer, because no roof is perfectly flat. Flat roofs are defined as having a maximum slope or “pitch” of three inches of vertical rise for every twelve inches of horizontal distance. Most flat roofs have a pitch of much […]

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January 12, 2018

Wood Shakes: A Distinctive Look for Your Home

Wood shakes are an alternative to traditional, asphalt shingles. Wood roofing was prevalent in early America because there was plenty of timber and because wood shingles and shakes could be produced and shaped relatively easily with common hand tools. […]

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December 29, 2017

Felt or Synthetic Underlayment for Your Shingle Roof?

Most steep-slope roofs have what is called an underlayment – an additional layer of material between the shingles and the roof deck. It is not waterproof, but adds a measure of water protection to the installed roof, as well as protection from resins […]

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December 19, 2017

Rooftop Garden for Your Commercial Building? Some Considerations...

Rooftop gardens, also known as “green” or “vegetative” roofs, are becoming a trend for commercial buildings in urban areas. These gardens offer building owners several benefits. Vegetative roofs can reduce a building’s energy consumption, provide […]

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December 04, 2017

Be Aware of Potential Problems from Ponding Water

If your building has a flat or low-sloped roof, there are a few potential issues that you should be aware of. One common problem with these roofs is ponding water. Ponding water is usually defined as water that has not drained from your roof within […]

November 22, 2017

The Right Contractor is Critical to a Successful Roof Installation

The roof on your building is one of the most critical parts of the structure, and sooner or later it’s going to need replacing. The quality of the roofing system you choose is important, but it’s vital that you select an honest, dependable and […]

November 15, 2017

Snow On Your Commercial Roof: How Much Is Too Much?

As the seasons change, new weather concerns for your roof will arise. With winter around the corner, you should be aware of the impact – and potential problems – that snow and ice can bring to your roof.

November 09, 2017

SPRI: A Resource for Single-Ply Roofing Stakeholders

When it comes to commercial roofing, building owners have lots of options.