3 WAYS TO DEAL WITH A ROOF LEAK

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3 WAYS TO DEAL WITH A ROOF LEAK


February 28, 2017

There are 3 ways to deal with a roof leak….
1. Ignore it (and watch your roof deteriorate)
2. Just use a roof caulk to patch the source of the roof leak
3. Fix the leak and add protection for the future

Option 1: Ignore it.
Let’s be real. If you ignore the roof leak altogether, you’re setting yourself up for major headaches and cost outlays down the road, possibly in the very near future. The roof won’t get fixed just by willing it to stop leaking. But, let’s just say you take this option of doing nothing. The roof leak is not the only issue here; the original roofing materials are deteriorating, below the surface of your existing coating. So while you have buckets to catch the leaking water, the roof itself is actually breaking down during this process, too. Water causes rust, rot and deterioration. None of which are good for your roof. And if they go unchecked, they can easily grow into larger, more costly problems (like roof replacement – ouch!)

Option 2: Just use a roof caulk to patch the leak.
Some call this the “patch and pray” method. While it can offer short-term relief from a leak by patching the source of the roof leak, it does little as far as identifying the problem and taking steps to protect the rest of the roof from problems like this in the future. Roofs don’t leak just because they want to watch you run to the store to buy buckets. They leak for a reason. And if you don’t do anything to identify the cause of that leak, chances are, you’ll be running to the finance department next time around.

Option 3: Fix the roof leak and add protection for the future.
Now you’re talking. This is a real solution to your problems. If you identify the cause of the leak, take measures to fix that leak and protect the roof for the future (oftentimes, this means applying an elastomeric roof coating to your roof, which seals and protects it), you’ll be much better off in the short- and long- term. Need help fixing your roof leak and protecting your roof for the future? Contact us at Topps Products.

Topps arguably produces the best roof repair material, Polyprene — twice voted #1 in a magazine national survey of professional roofer — and can provide you with the product (and know-how) to get the job done right. Take action now. Waiting only makes the problem worse and more expensive. We want to help you before your roof is too far gone for repair.

Contact us today to learn about how we can help fix your leaking roof and protect it for the future.

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ROOF CAULK AND FLASHING CEMENTS

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ROOF CAULK AND FLASHING CEMENTS


February 28, 2017

Roofing materials expand and contract at different rates. That puts stress on seams and the areas around penetrations – vents, signs, flashings, pitch pockets, joints and rooftop equipment.

Not all roof repair products and coatings are created equal. Topps repair caulk (Polyprene) were developed and tested to survive all climates – from Alaska to Florida and Iceland to South Africa!

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WHY DO I NEED A ROOF MAINTENANCE PROGRAM FOR MY COMMERCIAL ROOF

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WHY DO I NEED A ROOF MAINTENANCE PROGRAM FOR MY COMMERCIAL ROOF


February 28, 2017

Maintenance pays! The most important reason for performing maintenance on your commercial roof is to protect the capital investment you already have in that roof. When you buy a car, taking it in for service helps keep it in good shape and running smoothly. Plus, if there’s a problem, a good mechanic will identify it before it gets to bad and causes too much damage, which can be costly. The same principle goes for roof maintenance, where your car is your roof!

Ongoing, proper roof maintenance will add years to the life of your roof and will, most likely, catch damages and leaks before they cause problems to the interior of your building.

Buildings.com (a community of facility managers and building owners responsible for the operation of commercial and public buildings) wrote a great piece on Commercial Roof Maintenance: A Proactive Approach, which we wanted to share with you here: http://www.buildings.com/DesktopModules/BB_ArticleMax/ArticleDetail/BBArticleDetailPrint.aspx?ArticleID=13887&Template=Standard_Print.ascx&siteID=1

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ROOF COATINGS – HOW DOES ONE PICK A ROOF COATING?

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ROOF COATINGS – HOW DOES ONE PICK A ROOF COATING?


February 28, 2017

Coatings are no more the same in quality, than prime roofing membranes, automobiles or houses! The better ones will do the intended job, but only when appropriate installation measures are prescribed AND followed.

It’s a good idea to understand what you’re getting and whether a roof coating can save you money. Topps has a new 12 page free booklet that does this. It covers the “why”, “how”, and even gives a comparison of product based upon governmental test standards. It’s something that most people often overlook or don’t realize exists. Call today and we’ll send you the free booklet!

Know who really makes the coating under that label you’re buying. The practice of many so called “manufacturers” is to buy product of others – often at the lowest price on the dollar – and claim it to be theirs. Topps manufacturing is by our own people with ingredients and output that we control. They are backed by realistic warranties – not a shell company operating out of a rental package delivery store and “virtual office” somewhere. Brick and mortar cement us to your success rather than a light switch and just warranty words on paper.

Looking to coat your roof with a highly reflective, all white, energy efficient coating? Call Topps today at 800-867-7177 or 855-867-7176.

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STEP BY STEP ROOF RESTORATION

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STEP BY STEP ROOF RESTORATION


February 28, 2017

Watch the entire process of a roof restoration project!

 

 

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HOW BUILDING OWNERS CAN SAVE MONEY

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HOW BUILDING OWNERS CAN SAVE MONEY


February 28, 2017

Below is a typical situation when a building owner realizes that it’s time to take care of the thing he really hates to have to spend money on…new golf clubs! Just kidding, it’s his roof.

He usually starts out having his facility manager, if he has one, research local contractors and products, only to find there are too many and it seems they all have their own remedy – which none of them agree on.

The next part of the process begins with gathering quotes that range from roof repair to complete restoration to total replacement. What ever happened to simple roof maintenance?!

Knowing he only has a few leaks, he can’t understand why no one comes up with a solution of simple roof maintenance and making the repairs, so he can get those new golf clubs which he really needs. 😉

Yes, some roofs do need complete replacement and restoration, but it helps to find out first hand from a real expert, just what is really necessary, or is the high cost of college tuition for my contractor’s children making my roof look like a gaping money pit?

Finding a manufacturer like Topps Products, with a completely integrated line of roof restoration, maintenance and repair products is what you need. You need to know that their applicators are trained to accurately diagnose roofing problems and propose solutions that work to meet your needs, from simple repairs to complete restoration is a great place to start.

At Topps Products, we stand behind our product. So when you’re ready to get to the heart of the problem with your roof and need a professional’s opinion, don’t waste your time and money. Come to Topps Products first.

Browse our site or contact us to assist with your specific roofing needs. Click here to get a free estimate from a roofing professional.

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