Commercial roofing blog

Stories and advice from Sentry’s commercial roofing experts.

Warranty Types

Types of Commercial Roof Warranties

(UPDATED) Do you know what kind of commercial roof warranty you have? Understanding the type of roof warranty product you own or are buying is an important part of understanding and managing your roof asset and budget. It also gives you insight into the quality of your roofing system. Typically, the better the warranty the […]


Opportunity Zone Tax Benefits: What Role Does the Roof Play?

by Bill Lomel and Robert L. Brown, CPA It’s that time of year again — chances are you’re thinking about taxes. If you’re an investor with unrealized capital gains, you have a new investment opportunity to avoid paying some taxes on those capital gains. You can invest them in properties and businesses in areas called […]

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Favorable Light: Photo of the Month

Sentry Roof superintendent Manuel Lopez snapped this beautiful photo at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Our crew is working on the airport renovation project — this shot was taken at the North Terminal, Entrance N5. In this phase of the project, we’re removing metal panels to repair the deck in preparation for a new roof membrane. […]

worker on commercial roof

How Many Walk Pads On Your Commercial Roof Are Enough?

(UPDATED) Walk pads are placed on top of the roof membrane to protect it from punctures caused by people walking or working on your roof when they service equipment (like HVAC units) and for other reasons. The pads are made of the same materials as the roof or something highly compatible and they also come […]

Tidewater Cove Re-Roofing

How to Double Roof Longevity Next Time: Install It Correctly!

Tidewater Cove is a beautiful townhome subdivision on Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch, GA, built in 2003. It’s close to the Atlanta Falcons training camp and is in one of the fastest-growing areas in the region. Unfortunately, the Tidewater Cove roofing systems didn’t last as long as they should have — several problems cut the roof […]

Pros Cons Asphalt Shingles

Pros and Cons of Asphalt Shingles

Everyone can recognize an asphalt shingle roof — this roofing system has been popular for more than 100 years. Used on steep-slope roofs, asphalt shingle roofs dominate the residential market, including townhome and condo complexes. While asphalt shingles have always been an effective roofing system, new technologies make them even better now, including new recycling technologies […]

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Balcony Balance! Photo of the Month

One more balcony almost complete! Along with installing a TPO roofing system on the Executive Park Apartment complex near Emory University in Atlanta, Sentry Roof is installing DecTec on all 186 balconies. DecTec is a waterproof, fireproof membrane with a rough texture that makes it ideal for balconies, decks and pedestrian walkways. That’s our technician Timothy […]

Sentry Top Blog Posts 2018

The Best of 2018

We covered a lot of ground in this blog in 2018! From advancements in the commercial roofing industry to safety to advice about specific roofing systems, we do our best to keep you informed.  Based on page views, in 2018 our readers were most interested the financial side of roof management, with the three of […]

Sentry Roof Airport Holidays

Re-roofing the World’s Busiest Airport: 12 Days (and Nights) of Holiday Season Photos

As millions of travelers fly to be with their loved ones this holiday season, Sentry Roof is keeping a leak-free roof over their heads! Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is busier than ever this year. And, as you may know, it’s also in the middle of a massive renovation project that includes re-roofing. Sentry Roof is […]

Bank of America Re-roofing

Re-roofing Solution For Roof Drainage Problems

The building that houses this Bank of America in Peachtree City, GA, had been experiencing roof drainage problems for a few years. While the building has an interesting and unusually shaped roof, the roof shape had nothing to do with the issues the building owner was having. Rather, the modified bitumen roof on the lowest […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving wishes to our extended Sentry Roof Services family!

Sentry Roof is thankful for each one of our staff members, clients, vendors, suppliers, and service providers. We appreciate all that you do and wish you — and everyone! — a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Roof thermal imaging

Commercial Roof Thermal Imaging In Action

(UPDATED) Do you recognize the device is in this photo? It’s a camera used for roof thermal imaging. A trained Sentry Roof technician is using it to locate moisture that may be trapped in a roof that’s scheduled for replacement. By identifying and quantifying any areas of wet insulation underneath the membrane, we can reduce […]