TPO vs. Single Ply

Trying to decide which type of roofing material is the best for your commercial building is a tough decision. Here at J. Smucker Contracting, we understand all aspects of the roofing industry, and can help make the decision easy. Two of our most popular roof coatings are single ply TPO and PVC.

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The True Cost of Leaks

Owning a building for your business is a balancing act. Between maintenance, sales, and employees, you have your hands full! Unfortunately, one of your building’s aspects that can’t go unnoticed is a leak. Roofs will leak for many different reasons and as much as we try to prevent it, leaks normally occur when a roof is at the end of its life-cycle.

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Ballasted EPDM

Many business buildings in our area have been around for over 20-years and their roofs have taken a hit from weather and time. The 1970s and 1980s were popular Ballasted EPDM roofing eras and after twenty years, many building owners have found that these roofs need quite a bit of work.

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How Do You Inspect A Roof?

When was the last time you looked at your building’s roof? It may not be the first or even the fifth thing you consider about your building, but inspections after storms and before winter will keep roofing problems from going unnoticed. Here are some easy steps to ensure your roof is going to continue to keep your business dry.

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Cool Roofing in the North

Living in the northern part of the US, we see our fair share of snow but are also treated to hot, hot, heat. With so many business owners debating the benefits of a cooling roof and a typical dark roof, many have been wondering if it’s worth the time and energy their roof to a cooling one.

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Low Slope Roofing Plagues

Flat or low-slope commercial roofs need frequent monitoring and maintenance to prevent issues. Knowing the problems your roof can have is the first step in implementing a proper maintenance plan. Preventative maintenance can extend the overall life of your roof and save you money in the long run. The list of issues that plague commercial roofs is extensive but understanding the problems can help you care for your business’

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Comparing Roofing Contractors

In a perfect world, everything would be honest, fair, and priced evenly. Unfortunately, many companies take advantage of unsuspecting businesses and owners. We know that as a successful business owner, you’ll get multiple quotes before you decide on a company you’ll trust to take care of your building. To help make your decision easier,

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Metal Roofing Myths

Metal roofing is gaining popularity in the commercial roofing industry, and while many businesses are seeing the benefits of metal roofing, some are still unsure if a metal roof is right for them. Understanding and debunking metal roofing myths will help you decide if a metal roof is a good choice for your business.

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foam application

How Foam Roofing Can Enhance the Quality of Your Roof

It’s no surprise that your roof is the one part of your building that takes the brunt of Mother Nature’s force, from inclement weather like rain and snow to constant exposure to sunlight and wildlife. This is why it is so important to protect your roof. Foam roofing—also known as spray polyurethane foam roofing (SPF)—was designed to do just that: protect and insulate your roof.

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reflective roof

An Introduction to Reflective Roofing

It’s long been established that dark-colored roofs contribute to the “urban heat island effect,” which causes cities to become far warmer than outlying areas due to heat absorption. This sounds like a high-level concept, but the principle is simple. On a hot day, when you wear a dark-colored shirt, you’ll often feel hotter.

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