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February 23, 2018

Roofing Impacts on the Environment

Becoming “green” and making environmentally friendly purchase decisions is increasingly important to Americans. A roof may not be the first thing you think of when you think “green,” but when choosing a roof, it’s possible to make roofing choices with […]

February 20, 2018

Residential and Commercial Roofs: Common Objective but Different Technologies

The difference between a residential and a commercial roof may seem obvious: although there are exceptions to the rule, one is typically for houses while the other is for businesses, schools, medical facilities and other non-residential buildings. The […]

February 14, 2018

Any Way the Wind Blows, Make Sure Your Roof is Secure

One of a roof’s biggest enemies is wind. Strong winds can seriously damage a flat roof and undermine its durability. It is important to be aware of the potential problems caused by wind damage, and to check for them after a wind storm.

Article by Royalty / Wind, Membrane
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 […]

Article by Royalty / Contractor, News
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 […]


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