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Roof Blistering: To Repair or Not to Repair?

Blisters within bitumen-based roofing systems originate with the formation of a void, or unadhered area between the felt plies, or between the substrate and the membrane. Voids can be created by improper adhesion during application, improper mopping viscosity or...

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Spring is Here! So Are Gale’s Roof Maintenance Tips

Spring is Here! So Are Gale’s Roof Maintenance Tips

The time for spring cleaning is here! For a lot of us that means performing tasks like washing windows, clearing leaves and sticks, etc., but it's also important to check your roof. Roofs experience the brunt of Mother Nature during the winter: snow, ice, heavy rains,...

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What Causes Ice Dams on Roofs and How Can I Prevent It?

What Causes Ice Dams on Roofs and How Can I Prevent It?

Many of us who live in the northern states enjoy the change in seasons. We love winter for its beauty after freshly fallen snow and for the outside activities we can experience in the mountains or in our own backyards. But as with many of Mother Nature’s gifts, winter...

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Building Security Design Factors

Building Security Design Factors

Rising concern for building security, especially at schools, has led to a growing demand for increased safety measures requiring architectural upgrades. As schools, universities, businesses, and other establishments across the country develop more...

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The Building Blocks of Enclosure Evaluation

The Building Blocks of Enclosure Evaluation

A major responsibility of building owners and building managers is to ensure that their buildings are as watertight, energy‐efficient, and safe as practical in the present and the foreseeable future. This means investigating and evaluating the building enclosure...

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Roof Management Plans

Roof Management Plans

Facility managers are being required to manage more buildings with less staff and budget than ever before. With many buildings to oversee, and less personnel available to stay current, it has become critical to develop organized methods for tracking past, current, and...

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The Benefits of Gilding

The Benefits of Gilding

Gilding is a decorative technique that adds beauty and protection to any building element by applying fine gold or powder to solid surfaces such as wood, stone, glass or metal, to create a lustrous and grand look. Gilding has been widely used as early as 2300 BC. The...

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