Commercial roofing blog

Stories and advice from Sentry’s commercial roofing experts.


Ask The Expert Q&A: How Have Commercial Roofing Materials Evolved to Make Reuse and Repurposing Easier?

Sentry Roof has been committed to a sustainable design mindset for decades — it’s what’s best for clients and for the environment. Over time, commercial roofing materials and installation techniques have improved, making it even easier to reuse and repurpose materials efficiently and effectively, which in turn reduces costs even further. Dave Tidd explains the evolution: […]

Bahama Breeze: Re-roofing With Synthetic Cedar Shakes for Aesthetics and a 50-Year Warranty

The Bahama Breeze Island Grille in Raleigh, NC was due for a new roof. Most of the roofing system was made up of natural cedar shakes that were curling up at the edges. Some pieces were missing as well. Problems like these with cedar shakes are part of the slow, normal progression of natural shake aging […]

Safety Equipment

Commercial Roofing Safety Equipment: From Basic Protection to the Latest OSHA Requirements

Did you know that in 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) statistics documented an average of 12 fatal injuries each day on the job in the U.S. — a total of 4,685 deaths? Of these, 937 fatalities were workers in construction…that’s one in five deaths. Of those 937 deaths, 350 (or 37%) were […]

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[Infographic] Commercial Roof Inspection Questions

When it comes to buying or selling a property, the roof plays a major role in the financial negotiations. Yet there’s more to it than simply knowing the type of roof and how much warranty coverage remains. A commercial roof is a business asset just like the rest of the property so it’s important to […]

Why Is It Better To Use 80 KSI Steel Roof Decking?

Ask The Expert Q&A: Why Use Stronger 80 KSI or Grade E Steel for Roof Decking?

Sentry Roof thinks it should be standard practice to use Grade E steel for roof decking, more recently referred to as 80 KSI, instead of standard Grade C steel for new construction projects. It delivers on two fronts —  it’s a better value and helps your roof perform better. Joseph Cannon explains why:   Q: […]

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Slideshow: Concourse E at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Gets a New Roof

This month Sentry Roof is wrapping up a major project at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport — re-roofing Concourse E. The roof was failing because of age and hail damage so we tore off the old roof down to the deck and installed a new TPO roof. We began the 530,000 square-foot project in February 2016. The […]

Roof Surface Temps

[Infographic] Roof Surface Temperatures

While you’re enjoying an iced tea in your air conditioned office on a hot, sunny day, the roof over your head may be taking a beating. Especially if it’s a dark color or unpainted metal. The hotter the roof surface temperatures, the less energy efficient a roof can be. And if your roof isn’t well-insulated, […]

Sentry Wins Two Awards from Firestone: 2017 Master Contractor and 2017 Inner Circle of Quality

Sentry is proud to have received two of the commercial roofing industry’s most distinguished honors: the 2017 Silver Master Contractor Award and the 2017 Inner Circle of Quality Award from Firestone Building Products. 2017 Silver Master Contractor Award The annual Firestone Master Contractor Program represents the top five percent of Firestone Building Products contractors. For 30 years […]

PVC Commercial Roof Cleaning

Why and How To Clean a PVC Commercial Roof

Cleaning a PVC membrane on a commercial roofing system provides a lot of benefits. But how do you clean a roof? How often should you have it done? And what should you do to avoid damaging the membrane, roofing system and environment? Keeping your roof looking great can also be important — especially when it’s the […]

Slate & Tile Pros and Cons

What Are the Pros and Cons of Slate and Tile Commercial Roofs?

If your building has a slate or tile roof you can expect it to last up to 100 years or more — how’s that for longevity? The reason these roofs have been so popular for centuries (millennia, actually) is that they’re durable, beautiful, do a great job of protecting buildings, and, in the long run, provide […]


Roofing Contractor Services: How To Find the Right Professional

(UPDATED)  If you’re a property manager, building owner, facilities director or someone else who’s responsible for a commercial building, you know the relationships that you develop with your service providers can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your property in good shape. Finding the right providers can be a challenge, however, including […]

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[Infographic] Do Not Disturb! 7 Ways To Make Your Next Re-roofing Project Less Annoying

Just because your property needs a new roof, it doesn’t mean the people who live or work at your property will be as excited as you are about getting it installed. The re-roofing process is a major, labor-intensive experience and, depending on the property, it has the potential to interfere with normal operations. But there […]