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In our fifth decade in the roofing industry, we take great pride in the people and professionalism that drive CentiMark to new levels of success and excellence in roofing and flooring.

Roof Performance Series (Part 4): An Alternative to Wood Block Supports

UsePipeGuardSm150editedWhen it comes to rooftop pipe supports, building owners need to think about the long term. All too often during a roofing or re-roofing project, support for the rooftop pipes are not considered until deep into the project. Quick fix options may seem like an economical solution, but may cost building owners dearly in the long run.

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QuestMark Launches an Updated Online Catalog

AugustQMCatalog CentiMarkQuestMark is excited to announce the launch of our updated online flooring catalog.

The QuestMark online catalog offers a wide variety of do-it-yourself (DIY) products. We offer floor patch, coatings, floor maintenance products, along with the tools and accessories needed to get the job done.

 

 

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Roof Performance Series (Part 3): Don’t Forget the Drains

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Experienced facility managers know that re-roofing projects are time consuming and involve many important decisions. These include the type of roof system, method of attachment, type of insulation, amount of repair work to the existing deck and, of course, what edge metal system to use. An often overlooked but important detail during the planning stage of a re-roofing project is also ensuring that the project includes a high performing roof drainage system.

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Fall Roof Preparation Series (Part 1): The Benefits of a Preventative Maintenance Program

mikeinspectingroofAs a building owner or manager, you know how important a proper Preventative Maintenance Program can be for your roof. Every building is unique - CentiMark can help structure a customized program designed specifically to protect your roof with consideration of your budget.

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Roof Performance Series (Part 2): Thinking Outside the Seams With Your Welding Options

5 2Commercial Roofing Options Have Changed with The Times
As with every industry, commercial roofing is rapidly evolving to meet changing market demands. When it comes to installing a new thermoplastic ( TPO or PVC) roofing system, facility managers now have more options. Most thermoplastic roofing systems are mechanically fastened to the structural roof deck using screws and plates or oversized washers. However, a great option called RhinoBond has been gaining traction in the commercial roofing industry for nearly a decade.

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Need to Improve your Facility's Traffic Deck?

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Traffic deck coating systems are now available from QuestMark. These systems will provide superior waterproofing protection and durability for your pedestrian and vehicular traffic decks. The coating systems are able to bridge substrate cracks and are flexible in cold temperatures. They can stand up to the sun’s UV rays providing excellent UV resistance.

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Are you asking yourself if you should repair or replace your building’s roof?

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This is a question many building owners struggle with. The answer varies depending on each situation. Understanding the type of roof assembly and the existing condition of your roof is important to make a good decision.

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How To Select the Right Roofing Contractor

ChecklistIt’s amazing to see the number of buyers who purchase roof systems with the primary consideration being the type of roof system that will be installed. So little time is spent on selecting the contractor installing the roof system!

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Long, Hot Summer - Can the Sun Damage My Roof?

 

RoofDamageCan the sun damage my roof? That’s an interesting and complex question. Do you know that there are both beneficial and detrimental aspects of sunlight and its effect on your roof?

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Roof Performance Series (Part 1): Insist on FM Tested Edge Metal for Your New Roof

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The roof’s edge metal system – fascia or coping – acts as the roof’s first line of defense. The edge metal system ensures the integrity of the entire roofing system when Mother Nature has other ideas. Therefore, it’s important to get the very best edge metal system possible and not compromise on quality or performance.

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Safe Roof Series (Part 6): Skylight Accidents and Prevention

Skylight1In Safe Roof Series (Part 5): Custom Roof Hatch Railings, we discussed some of the features of a non-standard system. This week we answer a perplexing question...

Who Falls Through Skylights?
According to OSHA statistics, in 2005, there were 767 falls resulting in death and 79,310 falls to a lower level causing serious injury. Many of these falls were through skylights. Your first reaction is to wonder how can anybody fall through a skylight? Our partners at Safety Rail Source offer the explanation.

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Company Safety Starts at the Top - Are Your Ladders Compliant?

SafetySeriesLaddersPart6Fixed ladders may not be in constant use at your building—there’s probably much more going on inside your structure than on top of it. But you still need to remember the big picture. CentiMark is used to looking at things a little differently.

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Safe Roof Series (Part 5): Custom Roof Hatch Railing System

image003The Anatomy of a Custom Roof Hatch Railing System

In Safe Roof Series (Part 4): Roof Hatches we defined in general what a roof hatch railing system is as well as a brief history of them. We now will expand on the hatch railing description by discussing some of the features of a non-standard system.

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The Latest in Roof Edge Protection

Promoting safety is always a priority at CentiMark

New guardrail options are making fall protection even easier to implement. Knowing the latest OHSA regulations and installing the latest safety products tells our customers, employees and subcontractors that we take our work seriously and are proud to endorse personal safety at your workplace.

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Safe Roof Series (Part 4): Roof Hatches

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What are Roof Access Hatches?

Many roofs, especially low sloped roofs, are accessed via a fixed ladder or stairway leading to a roof hatch or scuttle. Most hatches are equipped with a hinged lid that has pistons or springs to assist in opening the lid along with a locking mechanism to keep it open. These fixed ladders and hatchways make climbing onto a roof more convenient than using an extension ladder.

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13th Annual CentiMark Southpointe Golfs for Children's

IMG 15774x6CentiMark Corporation, Canonsburg, PA, hosted the 13th Annual CentiMark’s Southpointe Golfs for Children’s on June 14, 2016. The golf event raised funds to support Dr. Liz Miller’s Department of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Safe Roof Series (Part 3): Roof edge railing types, applications and installation

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In our previous article: Safe Roof Series (Part 2): Skylight Fall Protection, we discussed Skylight Fall Protection. This week we move from the center roof to the roof edge.

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Need to Schedule a Flooring Project?

Shutdown2For facilities, scheduled plant shutdowns help to maintain plants and equipment. Naturally, this is why a shortened period of downtime is critical. It is a great time to do work that cannot be performed during normal business operations.
With the upcoming holidays, it’s time to schedule your plant shutdown and flooring projects.

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Safe Roof Series (Part 2): Skylight Fall Protection

Skylight Railings with PVC Recycled Green Bases Non Penetrating Stand Alone SystemA major rooftop concern today is protecting skylights to prevent falls.
People fall through skylights daily throughout the country. Did you know that OSHA Standards (29 CFR 1910.23 and 29 CFR 1910.66 (a)(4)) require that all skylights be protected by compliant screens or railings? To be OSHA compliant, skylight screens must pass a 200-pound load test for most of the USA and a 400-pound force for CAL OSHA Standards. For product quality and load tested systems, CentiMark installs Safety Rail Source top quality skylight screens and railings.

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Five Simple Ways to Prolong Roof Life

5WaysProper care and preventative maintenance of your roof can prolong the service life past the intended term of the warranty. Here are five ways to extend the life of your roof.

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