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Why is PVC used in roofing construction?

Posted Sep 16th, 2019 in Roof Technology

PVC, (polyvinyl chloride) is a popular plastic with multiple uses. It is widely utilized in the construction industry as it outperforms many conventional building materials such as metal, rubber, wood, and concrete. PVC has become the preferred choice for outdoor and building products such as window framing, siding, roofing, decking, water pipelines, conduit, fittings and much more - there are a number of key advantages for it's use in roofing construction. PVC is:

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Dunnville Hospital Benefits From Rotary Golf Tournament

Posted Sep 11th, 2019 in Other News

Another successful Golf Tournament was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Dunnville on September 6, 2019. Local businesses, entrepreneurs, club members and golfers alike attended this highly successful event.

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Watertite Roofing Staff Help Restore Community Mascot

Posted Sep 9th, 2019 in Other News

Community volunteers, Rotarians and staff from Watertite Roofing have been hands-on helpers throughout this week repairing and restoring the Dunnville Mudcat "Muddy" statue.

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Benefits of A Roofing Maintenance Program

Posted Aug 28th, 2019

“…Forgetting about maintenance…This is perhaps the single
biggest cause of roof failure…”
-- Durolast

While Duro-Last Roofing Systems provide high tech and industry-leading building coverage, your roof performance, your building protection and your valuable roof warranty can be impacted by whether or not regular roofing maintenance and inspections are done or arranged by you.  

Routine  maintenance can help with early detection of potential issues including:

  • Impacts of harsh weather such as wind, ice or snow loads.
  • Structural problems caused by building movement.
  • Worn caulking or punctures which could lead to potential leakage.
  • Plugged drainage causing ponding.
  • Roof edge flashing or metal deteriorations, the waterproofing at roof penetrations such as HVAC or around other rooftop equipment locations.
  • Signs of improper foot traffic, misuse or damage by other trades or vandalism.

Help protect your building and roofing investment today. Give Watertite Roofing a call at 1 800 263-8452 and with a minimal yearly service fee, put your building on a semi annual inspection schedule. We will monitor the performance of your roofing system, clear your drains, check parameter details, and help you maintain the integrity of your valuable Duro-Last roofing system.

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Roofing Company Thank You From Optimist Club

Posted Aug 26th, 2019 in Other News

Watertite Roofing recently received an acknowledgement from the President of The Optimist Club of Dunnville--47060, for a gift in kind of roof repairs and sponsorship of their Annual Golf Tournament.

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Watertite Roofing Receives 2018 Elite Contractor Award!

Posted Feb 11th, 2019

Watertite Roofing has just received another achievement award from the Duro-last manufacturer. The 2018 Elite Contractor award and certification for "outstanding" workmanship is our 10th year of consecutive roofing honors.This recognition and accolade is due to the sincere efforts of our roofing production crew and management staff.

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Duro-Last The World's Best Roof

Posted Jan 27th, 2019

Video About the World's Best Roof

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TPO, Duro-Last PVC, EPDM Burn Test - Which Product Would You Choose?

Posted Jan 27th, 2019

It is true a picture is worth a thousand words. So when choosing the right roof and materials for your building consider the following:

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Watertite Roofing Presented with 3rd Duro-Last Admiral Award!

Posted Jan 27th, 2019

​The owners of Watertite Roofing Cheryl and Archie Merigold, along with Operations Manager and Chief Estimator, Zak Keyes were the proud recipients of the Duro-Last Admiral Award during the Duro-Last Contractor Awards Banquet this past week in Orlando, Florida.

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Watertite Roofing & Duro-Last a company core test...

Posted Jan 24th, 2019

All roofers know that a core-cut reveals the history and condition of a roof, so how about a core cut of the roofing company itself?

After recently attending the 2019 National Sales Seminar sponsored by Duro-Last I have taken some time to consider just how much Watertite Roofing and Duro-Last are like-minded at the core.

First, both companies started as family-based ventures in the seventies. Duro-Last was founded by John R. Burt and Watertite was started by Archie A.D. Merigold. We even developed similar logos bearing the symbol of the dual circle representing unity and completion. Both companies had a mandate of recognizing customer needs for waterproofing solutions within the roofing industry. While Duro-Last sought after new innovative approaches taking on a manufacturing challenge, Watertite followed time-tested roofing techniques of the day and became flat roofing specialists directly at the customer service level. Both companies became successful long-term operations, however the day that Watertite Roofing met Duro-Last was the day our business model changed forever! By then the Duro-Last PVC single membrane roofing system had become a superior proven roofing solution and Watertite became convinced this system was the best value that we could offer our existing and future clients. It simply became the way to go and our way to grow. Now we have been on the pathway of a business partnership together for over 12 years and truly as the expression goes, we have never looked back!

At the General Session of this past week there were 4 positive values identified by Duro-Last as part of their corporate culture or DNA--safety, teamwork, respect and integrity.

Here's how Watertite stacks up to my company core test:

Safety, our motto abopted from one of our owners award winning slogans: "When Safety Has First Place, Accidents Have No place! We strive to recognize, solve and resolve safety concerns before they become problems. All our roofing crew have up-to-date working from heights certifications and are continually trained in safety. Watertite Roofing provides and pays for all required personal protective equipment (PPE) from safety boots, to hard hats, protective gloves, safety glasses, lanyards, harnesses and more. 

Teamwork our President and Founder, Archie Merigold often uses the common phrase "there is no i in team". We continually strive to improve Watertite Roofing's  team framework. Each morning there is a group communication session and it is here that our staff are encouraged to table any problems that impact our company. Further our President and Operations Manager have an open door policy that allows staff independently to bring forward any ideas, problems and observations to help build a stronger company network and help us all work better together.

Respect of our customers, our work, and each other is expected among all our staff. If this isn't working properly, we are not a healthy nor effective company; so this is an on-going goal. Sometimes we have to ferret out a weak link but we sincerely strive to continually improve to treat one another in the ways we would like to be treated. It simply boils down to the basic golden rule we all grew up with.

Integrity beyond the pitch and polish of presentation, a company is only as good as it's word. It's word is only good if kept and valued by everyone. We all know right from wrong, but we need to choose right even when it is often the hardest path. We are all far from perfect but in our company if we mess up, and from time-to-time this happens, we do our very best to make it right however possible. Integrity in business, especially a family small-town-based business is everything!  We have been in the commercial, industrial roofing contracting business over 43 years!

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