Hail And Your Commercial Roof

As hail season is in full swing in much of the country, here are a few facts: Hail causes about $1 billion dollars in damage to property and crops each year. Hail forms when updrafts in thunderstorms lift raindrops into extremely cold areas of the atmosphere where they freeze into balls of ice when they […]

NSF / ANSI 347: Single-Ply Sustainability

Long-term, watertight protection, with minimal maintenance requirements, is the primary purpose of any commercial roofing system. Once that objective is secured, then “secondary” benefits should be considered. One of those benefits is how a roofing system can contribute to sustainability goals. Reflectivity is one aspect of sustainability, and high reflectivity coupled with high emissivity (the […]

Springtime? Metal Roof? Problems? Options!


Structural standing seam metal roofs for flat buildings are practical, reliable and long-lasting. However, time eventually catches up with metal, and rusted roof decks and leaks may start to compromise the building’s integrity. Here are some of the most common problems that lead to leaks and larger repair and maintenance budgets: Loose seams and cracked […]

Royalty is Honored with 2015 Duro-Last JRB Award

At Duro-Last Roofing’s National Sales Seminar in early February, Royalty was presented with the John R. Burt Award for sales excellence. Royalty was Duro-Last’s second largest contractor in the United States in 2015 in terms of sales volume, and we’re very proud of our achievement and receiving the JRB Award, named after Duro-Last’s founder. We […]

New Year’s Resolutions for the Health of your Roof

If you’ve made your share of New Year’s resolutions for your personal well-being, you know that they usually deal with health-related issues (get more exercise, stop smoking, etc.). It’s a good idea to apply that same kind of “healthy” thinking to your roof, so here are a few suggestions for roof-related New Year’s resolutions: Resolve […]

Skylights: Energy Efficient and More

If you’re considering a new roof for your commercial building and thinking about removing or covering existing skylights in the roof, you might want to think again. Sometimes building owners cover old skylights with new roofing materials because they’re concerned about potential heat loss and leakage issues. However, newer skylight designs and competent installation methods […]