What is the Most Sustainable Type of Roof?

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by Donovan Rittenbach Jr. It’s Earth Day and we’re asking “What’s the most sustainable type of roof?” Roofing, like most industries, has become more sustainable, but it does have a long way to go. Here are the questions we will ask when considering the characteristics of a sustainable roof: 1) Does the existing roof have […]

Wood Prices Go Through The Roof

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We’ve been watching the cost of wood break new records, in part because we put our roofs on top of plywood decks. Here are some interesting things we’ve been reading about this problem and what caused it. According to Fortune magazine: On Friday, the price of lumber per thousand board feet jumped to $1,048, according […]

Tiny VELCRO’s Big Grip Revolutionizes Roofing – Carlisle RapidLock

by Donovan Rittenbach Jr. The Strange Story of VELCRO® In 1941, a Swiss engineer named George de Mestral, takes his dog on a hunting trip. Little does he know it will change the course of human history and lead to the invention of one of the most important materials ever created. When he gets back […]

The Six Most Common Roof Maintenance Problems

These are the most common problems we find when doing commercial roof maintenance: 1) Drainage Problems We find a lot of dirt and debris on roofs, especially in complexes that have a lot of tall trees. We love trees, but they leave behind a lot of leaves or needles that can clog drains or gutters. […]

Four Subtle Signs Your Commercial Building Has a Leak

When the first rains hit, smart building managers, check their properties for signs of leaks. They know that finding problems early can limit structural damage and minimize repair costs. But there’s more to finding a leak than looking for a puddle of water. Stained Ceiling Tiles – Most people don’t notice leaks until they see […]

Why Every Commercial Roof Needs An Annual Roof Inspection

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The National Roofing Contractors Association is the most important roofing organization. It recommends building owners get a free roof inspection twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall. You wouldn’t be the first person to think this is “a bit enthusiastic”: Maybe you’ve never even had a roof inspection. Why would […]

Depend on ACS for Your Vanilla Shell Improvements

Building owners and property managers count on ACS for all their shell improvement needs. We are a self-performing, one-stop shop that handles everything you need from frames and floors, to bathrooms and ceilings. Need a reliable contractor? We’ve served Northern California for over 20 years. You can depend on us for all of your needs. […]

Don’t Replace Your Roof. Restore It.

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  This used to be an apartment building. Then COVID happened. Now it’s a home office building filled with Silicon Valley tech workers who can’t have their Zoom meetings disrupted. They pay a lot of money to live here and expect it to be quiet. So instead of making a lot of noise replacing the […]

National Roofing Week – Roofs Matter Most

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It’s National Roofing Week, but let’s be honest. Roofs are boring. Most people only think about them when they leak. They take them for granted, but roofs are the most important part of a building. They keep the water out, and protect us from the sun. Walls are important, but without roofs you can’t have […]