Commercial Roofing Podcasts

commercial roofing podcastsCommercial roofing contractors are frequently too busy to sit and watch a webinar or video, regardless of how important the information may be.  You’re driving to project sites, meeting with clients and multi-tasking throughout the day.

However, stopping everything isn’t the only way to get the information you need while still being productive for your company. 

This is where the podcast comes in.  While driving to that next project site, why not tune into a podcast that focuses on the topics most important to you and your industry? 

Podcasts are free, easy to use and you can listen on the go.  Pretty much a win-win-win for you and your growing commercial roofing company.

Top 5 Commercial Roofing Podcasts

Here is our list of the top 5 podcasts currently available.  The podcasts were chosen mainly based on the quality of the information provided and its relevance to your business.

Rocket Roof Show.  Setting itself apart by offering live streaming twice per month, the Rocket Roof Show features guests that range from industry leaders to experts in peripheral services, like accounting and marketing.  Hosted by Andy Near, the information is always spot on and relevant to your business interests and needs. 

Additionally, Rocket Roof Show has made the top 10 best podcasts for roofers on multiple lists, including and others.

Rocket Roof Show is available on multiple podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeart Radio and Pandora.  If your time allows for watching video, they are also on YouTube.  More information and subscription opportunities are available at Rocket Roof Show

Stories from the Roof.  This podcast is produced by  Produced on a less regular basis and audio only, the information provided is very relevant and engaging.  Like other podcasts, it offers interviews with guest speakers ranging from industry leaders to professionals involved with related services.

If you want to review the information provided, they offer a nice little feature where you can review a transcript of the interview, giving you the opportunity to print the information or do a quick read-through.

Stories from the Roof is available only at Roofers Coffee Shop.

The Roof Strategist.  Producing 2 live episodes weekly on their YouTube channel, the Roof Strategist offers roofing sales training with a focus on retail and storm damage roofing sales.

The Roof Strategist offers an actionable item during every episode.  These are designed to generate roofing leads, improve cold call techniques, and close sales.

Making the top 10 list of roofing podcasts on, it is an informative program.   Available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, more information is available at The Roof Strategist.

The Roofing Technology Think Tank.  With a name like that, you probably figured out this is a technology-focused podcast.  Airing once per month, this podcast focuses on the tech involved in all aspects of roofing, including accounting, finance, HR, sales, and productivity.

Podcast topics have recently included items such as virtualizing your roofing business and environmental factors impacting the roofing industry.

Podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts and through their YouTube Channel.  More information can be found at RT3 Think Tank.

Roofing Contractor.  Though technically a magazine, Roofing Contractor works with organizations that produce podcasts and then makes them available for their subscribers.  Podcast producers submit their podcast to the magazine, which then uploads it to their site and distributes it.

With such a diverse number of podcast producers, the chances are high you will find something informative and relevant to wherever your commercial roofing business is.

For more information, go to Roofing Contractor.

Want Other Options?

Another way for you to get more information and grow your business is to reach out to the mentors and partners at Choice Roof Contractors Group!

If you want to take that next step, call our team at (800) 670-5583.

TPO or PVC – What’s the Difference?

TPOSo, you’re in the market for a new commercial roofing system.  You start talking with a roofing contractor and he begins with throwing around terms like PVC (I thought that was a term for pipes?) and TPO (some new brand of toilet paper?). How do you translate that into what product works best for you?

This is a problem many business owners and property managers face when beginning a new roofing quest.  An understanding of the terminology used in the roofing industry is paramount before anyone can possibly begin to determine what works for them and how best to proceed.

Single-ply Membranes

Both TPO and PVC are single-ply membranes.  As single-ply membranes, they are best suited to flat or low-slope roofing structures, though can be used on other styles.  These thin sheets of material are laid on top of the existing roofing system and may be connected to that system either chemically with adhesives or using mechanical fasteners.

Single-ply membrane systems offer specific benefits to building owners.  Some of those benefits are:

Energy Efficient.  Single-ply membrane systems come in a wide array of color and reflectivity levels.  The more reflective the material, the more the sun’s heat is reflected away from the building.  The reduced heat can lead to savings of up to 30% on air conditioning costs, depending on location.

Flexible.  The flexibility of the membrane system is a crucial component.  This flexibility allows for flexing and contraction as temperatures rise and fall and contributes greatly to the durability of the membrane.

Lightweight.  Every building is designed with specific weight limitation.  The lightweight nature of single-ply membranes contributes a negligible amount of weight to the overall structure.

Low Maintenance.  Most single-ply membrane systems are designed to be low maintenance, requiring little more than annual inspection and basic preventative maintenance.

TPO Pros and Cons

TPOTPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) is made from rubberized materials, generally a blend of polypropylene plastic and ethylene-propylene rubber.  These sheets come in various thicknesses, ranging from 40mm to 100mm, with 45mm to 65mm being the most common for roofing applications.

TPO is manufactured primarily in 6’ to 12’ wide rolls.  Sheets are rolled out onto the roofing surface and cut to fit.  They are then secured to the roof in 1 of 3 ways:

  1. Mechanically fastened using nails, screws or anchors that attach to the building.
  2. Fully adhered utilizing an adhesive material.
  3. Ballasted using rock to hold the membrane in place (less common).

To reduce the risk of moisture getting into the seams, and to prevent seam separation, the seams are then generally heat welded or glued together to produce a primarily monolithic or one-piece system.

Benefits and drawbacks of TPO

TPO membrane systems offer specific benefits to their building owners.

  • Less expensive than PVC.
  • More chemically resistant than PVC.
  • Better for the environment than PVC.

However, there are some drawbacks. 

  • TPO is a newer material on the market, so there is less experience regarding longevity and durability.
  • Less fire-resistant than PVC.
  • Quality variations between manufacturers.

PVC Pros and Cons

TPO or PVC ComparisonPVC (polyvinyl chloride) is the 3rd most produced synthetic plastic in the world.  In its original form, it is the rigid white plastic that you’re familiar with in plumbing and other applications.  With the addition of “plasticizers”, it becomes the flexible version used in single-ply membrane systems.

This single-ply roofing system ranges in thickness from to 50ml to over 100ml, depending on manufacturer.  It comes in rolls ranging in width from 6’ to 12’ rolls, with custom sizes available from some manufacturers. 

PVC attaches to the roofing structure in the same manner as TPO, that is either chemical adhesive, mechanical fasteners, or ballast.

Benefits and drawbacks of PVC

PVC membrane systems have significant benefits.

  • More time on market, resulting in better information regarding durability than TPO.
  • More fire resistant than TPO.
  • More resistant to puncture and weathering than TPO.

PVC also has a few distinct drawbacks.

  • More expensive than TPO.
  • Tendency to shrink over time.
  • May be difficult to repair as it ages.

Most Important Consideration

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Whether you select TPO or PVC, even more important than the material is the installation process.  Both will fail if the installation is not done properly and professionally.

Selecting your contractor is actually more important than your material selection is.  The installation process, quality of adherence, seam welds and how protrusion are addressed are what will make or break your single-ply roofing system.

Let us help you.  Choice Roof Contractor Group is an association of roofing contractors that have met training qualification and are held to high levels of professionalism in order to maintain their membership. 

Choice Roof Contractor Group was founded to give contractors a firm base of resources for their roofing company in order to provide better service to building owners and/or property managers. Call one of our representatives today at (800) 670-5583. We would love to assist you in finding your next roofing partner.

Still Growing Strong

What a wild ride it has been the past 7 years! 

Choice Roof Contractor Group was established as a nationwide brand to help commercial roofing contractors work together while concurrently providing better service to building owners. This idea has made an incredible impact on the industry. To learn more about our initial challenges and achievements to get to this point, visit the following blog: The First 5 Years.

As we head into the start of a new roofing season, we look back at what has created the most success for our group and the members that are part of it.

Fostering Industry Growth through Education

The commercial roofing industry has been the beneficiary of innumerable technological advances over the last decade.  Improvements in materials, installation techniques, safety and other areas have made us more efficient and cost effective.

However, none of that technology does any good for a roofing company if its team isn’t aware.  To make education more readily available, Choice Roof Contractor Group has been instrumental in developing multi-platform educational tools.

Social Media.  With a presence on all the major social media platforms, Choice Roof Contractor Group has more than 1,600 followers directly and over 3,000 followers collectively via closely affiliated brands.  Information presented on these social media platforms include links to podcasts, video presentations, blogs, e-books, and other forms of educational information, allowing almost any user instant access.  All these opportunities are provided at no charge.

Newsletter.  A weekly newsletter is provided to everyone interested in elevating their commercial roofing business.  This newsletter links to a minimum of 5 blogs, each providing valuable information, statistics, client viewpoints and other, relevant information designed to improve the commercial roofing organization.  This newsletter is currently being distributed to over 1,700 subscribers every single week.  Within the last few months, a total re-design has been completed, with updated, topical content being the focus. 

Videos & podcasts.  Working closely with leaders in the space, Choice Roof Contractor Group is involved in the production of 2 live video broadcasts monthly.  Offering guest speakers that include industry leaders, as well as peripheral service experts, we cover the spectrum of commercial roofing related concerns.  Topics have included everything from growing your commercial roofing business to better bottom-line accounting.  Each episode is available on over 15 different podcast directories, including Google Podcast, Apple Podcast and Pandora.

Workshops & Trainings.  Working with our group members and Conklin personnel, Choice Roof Contractor Group has provided information on over 30 different workshops and in-person training opportunities. 

Blogs.  Since 2013, when we first launched this website, we have produced a LOT of written information!  In the form of blogs, these power-packed publications are generally less than 1200 words long, yet still convey the crucial information.  With 200+ blogs available, a short list of the 10 most popular might be helpful.

As exciting as the past 7 years has been, we are doubly enthusiastic about what the future holds for all of us.  Though our industry has faced challenge and adversity over the past 12 months, the Choice Roof Contractor Group remains steadfast in its efforts to provide you and your company with all the information it needs to be successful and profitable over the next 7 years and beyond.

If you would like more information or are interested in joining this group, please call us at 800-670-5583 or reach out to us on the contact page. 

Here’s to a happy, profitable and healthy 2021.

Environmentally Friendly Roofing Options

Environmentally Friendly Roofing OptionsGreen is more than just a color.  In today’s society, green is a key part of life.  Looking for more environmentally conscious methods of doing things is the norm for many people and businesses. 

With that thought in mind, it is imperative that roofing contractors have a firm grasp on the roofing options that are considered to be the most environmentally friendly. Here are 7 of the most environmentally friendly roofing options available on the market.

Cool Roof Coatings

You all know the value and demand intrinsic in cool roof systems. When applied by a professional roofing organization, cool roof coatings offer the following environmental benefits:

  • Reduced waste. These coatings pro-long the life of the existing roof. Delaying tear off means less waste in our landfills.
  • Energy efficient. The reflective nature of the bright-white formulation reduces electricity consumption to cool the building.
  • Reduced electricity demand. Less demand from utility companies reduces their need to generate electricity, causing a reduction in carbon dioxide and other hothouse gases.
  • Increased longevity. A coating can keep a roof leak-free for up to 20 years with regular maintenance, which again reduces waste by delaying tear off and replacement.

Solar Roofing

Unquestionably, this is the most cutting edge of the options discussed here. The most advanced solar roofing integrates the photovoltaic cells found in traditional solar panels directly into the roofing system.  The end result is a roof that is almost completely covered with photovoltaic cells. 

  • Energy efficient. Seriously… this option generates its own electricity.
  • Long lasting. Exactly how long in real-world conditions is still unknown as the technology is so new to market.
  • Reduced electricity demand. Less demand from utility companies reduces their need to generate electricity, causing a reduction in carbon dioxide and other hothouse gases. Think of this as cool roofing on steroids.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing systems are a very popular choice in different geographical locations.  They are strong, durable, and aesthetically appealing.  Environmentally, they offer additional benefits to consider.

  • Recyclable.  Whether using recycled materials for a new metal roof or recycling the materials from a tear off, metal roofing is 100% recyclable material.
  • Reflective. The reflective nature of metal helps naturally cool the building by reflecting some of the solar heat away.
  • Long Lasting. Metal roofing systems can last decades.  That longevity reduces landfill burden by extending the time before replacement is necessary.

Wood Shingles

Wood shingles are another roofing option considered by many as environmentally friendly.  Though lacking in some of the benefits of other choices, wood shingles do offer some specific benefits.

  • Recyclable. At the end of use as a roofing system, wood shingles are fully recyclable and reusable in various capacities.
  • All Natural. Though not directly an environmental issue, the natural, organic aspect of wood shingles appeals to many in the “green” culture.
  • Long Life Span. Wood shingles have an average life span of 15 to 20 years, depending on environment, maintenance, and locale. 

Clay Tiles

Extremely popular in certain environments and locations, clay tiles are attractive, easy to repair or replace and have a lot of environmental benefit to offer their building owner.

  • Energy efficient. Clay tiles are superb at reducing heat absorbed into the building as well as retaining warmth in cooler temperatures.
  • Low maintenance. These tiles require no additional coatings, treatment, or other chemical modification to perform.
  • Sustainable. Clay tiles are manufactured from highly sustainable materials and with only minimal environmental impact in the manufacturing process.

Slate Tiles

Slate tiles are the rich man’s upgrade to the clay tile option.  Incredibly sturdy and attractive, though very heavy and expensive to install, slate tiles also offer green benefits.

  • Durability. Chief among the environmental benefit of slate tiles are their extreme durability and longevity.
  • Abundant Materials. Like their cousin the clay tile, slate tiles are manufactured from materials not considered scarce.  However, it could be argued that the means to retrieve these materials is, in itself, damaging to the environment.
  • All Natural. As previously noted, all natural is a valued feature for many environmentally focused individuals.

Green Roofs

Also known as “living roofs”, green roofs offer a different approach to improving the environment.  Green roofs transform an existing roofing system into a garden area.  Obviously, this is not appropriate for all roof styles (imagine this on your steep-slope structure), but can be an attractive option to consider.

  • Increased oxygen. The presence of living plants increases oxygen in the surrounding areas.
  • Birds & insects. Additional living areas for birds and insects, particularly bees, which have been shown to be highly beneficial.
  • Moderately insulative. Though less reflective than some of the other options discussed, the presence of soil and greenery naturally reflect a portion of solar heat away from the building.  Additionally, heat is better retained during cooler seasons.

Want to Know More?

There’s no better time than now! The Choice Roof Contractor Group is here to help by:

  • Offering mentorship to new contractors
  • Providing information on current topics and trends
  • Offering marketing tips to help you break into new territory
  • Providing roofing contractors with shared ideas and support

With the help of our trusted members, your organization can become leaders in the environmentally friendly roofing options market. If you’re ready to learn more, call our team at (800) 670-5583.

Solar Power & Roof Coatings – the PB&J of the Industry

Everyone wants to “have it all”.  It is in our nature to want the best of all worlds. Unfortunately, we usually have “pick or choose” options.  Such is not the case when it comes to generating electricity via solar power while increasing energy savings. 

While neither solar power nor roof coatings are new to the market, we have not seen much activity or marketing of combining the two together.  How would that work out?  Let’s look at what we know.

Solar Power

Solar power panels have come a long way over the years.  From the initial heavy clunky panels to the development of solar roofs, where the photovoltaic cells are built directly into roofing materials, solar keeps getting better.

In 1954, solar power efficiency was around 6%.  New technology has increased efficiency near 40% in some of the highest-efficient designs!

Cost is dropping phenomenally as well. In fact, the price of solar has dropped 70% just since 2010!  For the first time, solar power is reasonably priced for many residential or commercial buyers.

The U.S. has enough solar power installed to meet the electricity needs for over 12.3 million homes, yet solar energy only accounts for 1.6% of the electricity generated annually.  There is HUGE potential in this market, and the demand is there.

Residential roofing not your focus?  Then you might be interested in knowing that the SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) recently reported U.S. corporate solar investment increased more than 20-fold since 2010.  Corporate giants like Apple and Amazon are leading the charge, but good marketing, with sound data supporting it, can make a strong argument that solar is a good investment even for the smaller mom-and-pop owned commercial building.

Roof Coatings or Membranes

We all know (or should know) about the heat-reflecting properties of bright-white roof coatings.  Just in case there are a few out there that don’t, here are a few statistics that should interest you.

  • Reflective roof coatings or membranes can reflect up to 85% of the heat from solar rays away from the roof of the building. Traditional roofing materials reflect 5% to 15%.
  • Reflective roofing material can reduce the cost of cooling a building by 30% to 50%, depending on location.
  • Depending on the system, these coatings or membranes may last 20 years or longer and can easily be renewed with another coating application to avoid tear off.
  • Cool roof installation is anticipated to grow at over 5.7% annually over the next 5 years.
  • Single-ply membranes and coatings account for almost 25% of the cool roof market.

Roof coatings/membranes are best installed on low-slope or flat roofing structures, as are solar power systems.

The Combination

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Here’s the kicker.  A recent study out of Ghana, combining both reflective roof coatings with solar power production noted that the roofs remained cooler, while electrical production was not affected.  In fact, overall electricity consumption was reduced in all buildings studied.

Some industry leaders who have tried the cool roof/solar power combination report that the presence of a reflective roof coating increased the output of a solar power system as much as 10%!  As solar power systems work optimally at temperatures below 90°F, reducing the temperature of the roofing structure improves the overall efficiency of the solar panels and the entire system benefits.

Another benefit of this combination is that the interior of the building is kept cooler by the reflective coating.  This reduces the power load necessary to run the air conditioning, again increasing the efficiency of the combination overall.

Plus, maintenance couldn’t be easier if you go with a roof coating / solar panel combination. Essentially, you will never have to remove the racks that hold the solar panels since you can renew the roof repeatedly by putting on another coat. As long as maintenance is held up and nothing unexpected happens, you will never have to dismantle and reinstall the structure supporting your solar panels.

Consider offering your environmentally focused customers a truly climate-conscious option, by combining the thermal efficiency of a reflective coated structure with the energy producing power of a solar power system. 

For more information, feel free to reach out to our team. Call the Choice Roof Contractor Group at (800) 670-5583.

Getting Your Commercial Roof Ready for Winter

Are you prepared for winter? Like it or not, winter is coming in many regions throughout the United States. For some, it might already be here. If you haven’t had your facility properly prepared for the cold, ice, and snow, it’s time to take some steps to keep you properly protected.

Step One: Schedule a Roof Inspection

The first step is the most important step. Before the winter season, it is vital to have a professional commercial roofing contractor assess your roof. During these inspections, the contractor will walk your roofing unit, inspect the interior of your property, and your entire building envelope. They will assess areas of concern and provide you with solutions to address them.

A few things of what your contractor will look for include:

  • Loose or separated seams
  • Ponding water
  • Cracked caulking
  • Blisters, punctures, or cracking
  • Loose roof perimeter
  • Drainage problems

When snow and ice hit, a small problem can quickly expand into a major headache. A regular inspection before the winter season can make or break a roofing budget.

Step Two: Clear all Debris

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During the inspection process, all debris will be cleared from your roofing membrane and gutters. This can include leaves, branches, equipment, etc. Anything that does not belong on your roof should be cleared before the winter season. Not only is it a hazard for punctures, having anything sitting on your roofing system allows water to infiltrate your facility.

Step Three: Evaluate Surrounding Areas

During the inspection, an evaluation of the surrounding areas is paramount. If your region regularly receives multiple inches of snow or ice, surrounding trees can cause a hazard for your roof. Tree branches, when weighed down from winter weather, can dump a substantial amount of weight onto your roof. They can also break and cause punctures. It is important to identify these hazards and be prepared.

Step Four: Have Emergency Plan

Even with a fully proactive approach, Mother Nature is unpredictable and can throw hazardous weather your way. If you find your facility is in need of emergency services, try to plan ahead. Know who to call, when to call, and what to do in the event of a roof leak (or worse).

To find a contractor near you, call the Choice Roof Contractor Group at (800) 670-5583.

Record-Breaking Throughout Pandemic

The Choice Roof Contractors are excited to be part of record-breaking roofing history. Even in the midst of a pandemic, contractors throughout the nation are setting records, breaking records, then shattering those records!

As a result of hard work and dedication, Conklin Contractors – the preferred manufacturer of Choice Roof Contractors – broke last year’s record for August orders by a whopping 8.8%! Collectively, more than $12.2. million in product was sold in just the month of August! Not only was the monthly record shattered, the Conklin Company also hit a new record for single-day sales. They achieved a $1.4 million day record on Thursday, August 27th, proving the commercial roofing industry is thriving even throughout a global pandemic.

Choice Roof Contractor Group would like to congratulate all our contractors who took part in setting the pace for this record-breaking month. We are proud of your dedication to not only to Choice Roof Contractor Group and Conklin, but also to your communities.

Setting the Pace – Proving Hard Work Pays Off

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    Looking back to March, business owners throughout the country – and world for that matter – struggled with the havoc that the coronavirus continued to produce. However, the commercial roofing industry would not succumb to the economic hardships that the pandemic created. Instead, it opened opportunities for contractors across the nation to provide their expertise and cost-saving solutions while helping their local communities.

    A key part of this success? The cost-saving benefits of Conklin products.

    That’s right. Business owners across the country are turning to roofing solutions that not only extend the life of their existing roof but also save them money. Conklin’s roof restoration products are just a fraction of the cost of full replacement, reflect up to 85% of the sun’s UV rays – creating substantial energy savings, and provide seamless leak-free protection that will last for years to come! With the world turning to budget-friendly, energy-efficient options, contractors have been able to save their clients thousands of dollars without the need for expensive tear-off.

    Want to be Part of History?

    There’s no better time than now! The Choice Roof Contractor Group is here to help:

    • New commercial roofing contractors establish their reputation in their local markets
    • Residential contractors wanting to make the switch to commercial
    • Established commercial roofing contractors provide restorative solutions to their clientele

    With the help of our trusted members, you too can be part of history. If you’re ready to learn more, call our team at (800) 670-5583.

    Common Mistakes New Commercial Roofers Make

    When you’re starting out as a commercial contractor, whether switching from residential or you’re new to the industry, there are common mistakes that you can make. In order to establish yourself as an expert, it is important to avoid the following:

    #1: Not Understanding the Industry

    While this might seem obvious, commercial roofing contractors need to put in the time and energy to fully immerse themselves in the commercial roofing industry. Attend training events, read literature about the different roofing systems, understand low slope vs. steep slope applications, and select trusted manufacturers.

    If you are not familiar with the industry, joining a group like Choice Roof Contractors can put you on the road to success. Learn from industry-leading experts and those who have proven their success by establishing successful commercial roofing companies (not just for themselves, but for others too).

    #2: Sacrificing Profit to Secure Jobs

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      Being the cheapest priced contractor is not a strategic game plan and is one of the fastest ways to go out of business. Many business owners understand that their roof is a vital investment, and monetary savings usually equals the expense of quality. Therefore, you should price yourself accordingly. If you want your work to be taken seriously, then provide quality work at industry standard pricing.

      #3: Not Being Properly Licensed and Insured

      If you’re considering skipping the paramount licensing and insurance requirements, you are taking a financial shortcut that could cost you tremendously in the long run. Business owners and property managers will check for your licenses and insurance. If you don’t have it, you will not be qualified for the job and everything it took to enable you to bid that job will be wasted. However, if they do not ask for it and you proceed, you can be at risk of a lawsuit if something goes wrong. Lack of license, lack of insurance = lack of future. If you want to establish a long-lasting commercial roofing company, properly license and insure your company from the get-go.

      #4: Not Marketing Your Company

      Marketing is a complicated project to tackle, and with many options available, it can be overwhelming. The best way to start is to ask yourself the following question:

      >> If I were looking for a reputable company, how would I go about finding one? <<

      Your own searching habits should help guide you to what a business owner will be looking for. Websites, social media, print material, and more should all be considered. If you skip having professional marketing items, a red flag may be raised by the business owner. It’s all about their peace of mind and being able to show them clearly that you do things right.

      Learn How to Become an Established Roofing Contractor

      While it might seem daunting, becoming a trusted commercial roofing contractor is ready for the taking. To learn more about how the Choice Roof Contractor Group can help, call us today. You can reach us at (800) 670-5583.

      Conklin Reformulates EQUINOX Acrylic Coating with Improved Cool-Weather Roofing Technology

      As the fall season approaches rapidly, so does declining temperatures. What might be a respite from the warm summer months quickly changes into an inopportune time to install a roofing system. In the past, business owners had to face the tough decision of addressing roof repairs in too cool of temperatures for roof coatings, or risk further building damage.

      However, that worry is now a thing of the past! Conklin Roofing systems reformulated their EQUINOX acrylic roof coating that can be used in temperatures at low as 36°! Extending the roof application season is a benefit business owners throughout the country can enjoy. After all, your roof doesn’t just need attention during the spring and summer. Mother nature is unpredictable, and with EQUINOX you are covered when needed during the cool fall season.

      Durability with Cutting-Edge Technology

      commercial rooferEQUINOX was the first acrylic roof coating formulated by Conklin Roofing Systems with the intention of extending the application season. The product allows contractors to complete roof restoration projects during a time that was once too cool for coatings.

      The new formulation significantly increases the evaporation time from the acrylic coating. As a water-based product, cold temperatures traditionally limit the application season in many locations across the U.S. However, with the redesigned technology that speeds up the water evaporation, building owners receive all the advantages of a strong, durable membrane in cooler temperatures.

      EQUINOX features many great benefits including:

      • Designed for application on metal, SPF, and single-ply membranes
      • Energy saving top coat that is 85% solar reflective
      • Due to higher solid density, EQUINOX required 20% less coating to cover the same application as traditional acrylics
      • Flexible and durable membrane is known for superior waterproofing
      • 10-year, non-prorated warranty options

      More on Conklin Equinox Roof Coating

      Since the 1970’s, Conklin has been providing industry-leading coating products. The Equinox system was formulated to be applied as a base coat and a top coat. The quick-dry formula can extend the life of a roofing unit for 10+ years! It provides flexibility that can withstand movements of the building and is durable enough to withstand the elements of nature.

      To learn more about EQUINOX and find a member near you, call 800-670-5583.

      Our COVID-19 Response

      The team at Choice Roof Contractor Group would like to start by saying we are praying for the safety of all our contractors, team members, and clients. Amidst the global pandemic, construction has been rightfully deemed an essential service, and it is our duty to continue to serve our communities.

      The Choice Roof Contractor Group staff has been practicing social distancing long before it became a common practice this year. Our team has been 100% virtual from their home offices across the United States since the company was founded. We have teammates in Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, Utah, and beyond – all just a click or call away. Everyone here has been able to continue helping contractors and building managers from home throughout the pandemic.

      When the world returns to normal, our staff will still be utilizing technology from home – benefiting from the work/life balance provided.

      How COVID-19 Has Changed the Commercial Roofing Industry

      Construction services have been, and always will be, an essential service. Each member of the Choice Roof Contractor Group continues to service their communities, while taking precautions to protecting their employees. Many have been able to utilize technology to their advantage and are able to:

      • Provide virtual appointments
      • Utilize drone technology to assess the roof
      • Provide proposals and take payments through the internet

      Please note that Choice Roof Contractor Group does not require members to follow blanketed health-related procedures. Instead, we defer each member to follow the safety guidelines recommended by OSHA and their local governments.

      When you reach out to your local Choice Roof Contractor, feel free to ask what safety precautions they have implemented. We understand that the protection of your company is required during the pandemic. Your contractor can help put your mind at ease by detailing how they will continue to provide roofing solutions while keeping you and your staff safe.

      The goal of Choice Roof Contractor Group is to continue being the pillar of trust that your company needs, while providing transparency in this uncertain time. As the global crisis continues to evolve, so will each contractor’s safety measures. We look forward to finding more opportunities to serve you and the commercial roofing community as a whole.