Tusing Builders lends a hand to FRMC

The team at Tusing Builders and Roofing Services has roots that run deep within our community. Many of our members volunteer their time in a variety of ways. From the company perspective, we have engaged in many opportunities to make our community even stronger.

Most recently we, along with a few other local businesses jumped on the opportunity to lend our help to the Firelands Regional Medical Center. Read more in the recent article released by FRMC, starting on page 17.


Consider a Metal Membrane Retrofit!

Solve your Metal Roof Problems with a Membrane Retrofit

  • ·       Seam and fastener problems.
  • ·       Cracks and leaks around penetrations.
  • ·       Rust and corrosion.
  • ·       Interior drips from condensation.

 If you’re witnessing some or all these symptoms of an aging metal roof on your building, it’s time to consider taking care of them permanently – with a single-ply membrane retrofit roofing system from Tusing Builders & Roofing Services.

Over time, standing seam metal roofs take a beating from the elements – primarily the result of thermal expansion and contraction. Because metal roofs are made of rigid sheets fastened together, this expanding and contracting loosen screws, pulls at seams, and causes cracks to form around stacks and other penetrations. And if it’s not insulated properly, warmer moisture vapor inside the building can condense as water or frost on the underside of steel roofing panels. This condensation effect can cause dripping inside, even when the weather is dry outside.

Better than short-term coatings and much less expensive than a complete roof replacement is a single-ply membrane metal retrofit system. These systems are installed right over the existing roof deck and include additional layers of insulation to improve energy efficiency and eliminate interior drips. A single-ply retrofit can protect your building against rain, temperature changes, interior drips, ice build-up, as well as rust and corrosion. It can be installed at a fraction of the cost of a replacement metal roof – without disrupting your day-to-day operations.

Contact us today to learn more about how a metal retrofit roofing system can be right for you.


Single-Ply Roofing

A New Commercial Roof, Custom Made by Duro-Last


Since 1978, Duro-Last has been manufacturing single-ply roofing systems that are durable, energy-efficient, code-compliant, and backed by the industry’s best warranties. Best of all, it’s precision-fabricated to fit your building specifications precisely.

Most roofing systems are “assembled” on-site by roofing crews. This can lead to installation problems due to human error. And if the weather is bad or cold, material handling becomes even more difficult. These factors make the choice to use Duro-Last an easy one.

Because your roofing system is manufactured in a controlled factory setting, Duro-Last prefabrication eliminates up to 85% of on-site, rooftop membrane seaming, greatly reducing the likelihood of installation errors and leak problems in the future.

Other Duro-Last advantages:

  • Prefabricated systems are easier to install throughout the year, even during adverse weather conditions.
  • Installation time is reduced so the contractor can get on and off your roof quickly.
  • Prefabrication reduces waste. The roofing contractor orders the exact amount of necessary roof coverage, rather than a collection of raw materials.
  • Your new roofing system can be installed without disrupting your day-to-day operation.

The Duro-Last roofing system is the best long-term investment you can make in your building. Contact us today to learn more about how Duro-Last and Tusing Builders and Roofing Services team up for your best roofing option.


Questions to Ask Your Prospective Commercial Roofing Contractor

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Commercial Roofing Contractor

If it’s time to replace the commercial roof on your building, it’s critical for you to understand the experience, capabilities, and commitment to your satisfaction with the contractors you’re considering.

Here are several questions to ask:

  • How experienced are you with respect to the roofing system you’re proposing? Have you been authorized/certified/trained/rated by the manufacturer?
  • Can you provide a list of references, especially of commercial installations that are similar to our building/situation?
  • How will you evaluate the condition of the roof substrate prior to installation? Do you do core cuts and/or pull tests?
  • Do you have all the necessary tools and other equipment to perform a quality installation?
  • What is your protocol to keep your crew and my occupants safe during the project?
  • Do you foresee any problems with respect to accessing the roof or loading materials onto it?
  • Do I need to make any special accommodations to ensure that my operation can continue normally throughout the job?
  • What is your liability and workman’s compensation insurance? Can you provide me with proof of your coverage?
  • In addition to the manufacturer’s warranty, what warranty do you provide?

At Tusing Builders and Roofing Services we take pride in our ability to answer these questions and any others you have, to your satisfaction. Please call us today to learn more about our capabilities (866) 584-2712.


Cool Roofs = Savings

Add Value with a New Cool Roofing System

If the time has come for you to replace your aging commercial roof, do it with a cool, reflective roofing system from Tusing Builders and Roofing Services. You will get a watertight roofing system that will last you for years to come with the added benefit of energy savings.

Recent years have seen an upward trend in the installation of white, reflective roof systems, coming at the expense of black roofing systems that absorb and transfer heat into the building. That is because cool roofs can lower air-conditioning costs in the summer by reflecting sunlight off the roof’s surface. They can also enable a cooler and more productive environment for workers in non-conditioned spaces, agricultural buildings, for example.

The sun beating down on a black roof can elevate the surface temperature 70 degrees or more above the ambient air temperature. Compare that to a 20-degree increase for a cool, white roof. Does your facility have rooftop HVAC units? If so, they will have to work a lot harder on a black roof than a white roof to cool the air that is being pumped into your building. Cool roofs reduce operating costs.

We are proud to install highly reflective, cool Duro-Last roofing systems for our customers. Give us a call so we can prepare a quote for you, (866) 584-2712.


Roof Insulation

Insulation is not only an important topic for discussion in Winter but also for Summer. Thermal insulation is defined as products that reduce and slow heat loss or gain by providing a barrier between areas that are significantly different in temperature.

As it warms up this Summer, as it always does, the challenge to keep your building cool begins.  Having proper insulation in place can make a huge difference in the cost of energy in the coming months.

How is insulation measured? By the R-Value. R-value is the measure of thermal resistance and the higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. It is used to measure the resistance of heat flowing through a specific material based on its thickness. When you see a high R-value, it means that it is more resistant to heat flow.

How much insulation do you need?  This answer can vary however there are some state regulations. For example, in Ohio when a roof is either re-roofed or built new, an R-20 insulation is required.  One inch of Polyiso has an R-Value of 5.7. Most contractors will choose 2 layers of 2” polyiso, reaching an R-Value of 22.8.

Here is a chart showing the thicknesses and corresponding R-Values.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to us at 866-584-2712.


With well over 100,000 square feet of roofing to tend to, the owners of Imagine Baking had a list of challenges. Over the past several decades, many additions and numerous roof systems had been installed by various contractors. The biggest challenge, however, was the fact that it was a working bakery that could have zero contamination from the re-roof project above. Tusing Builders & Roofing Services became the roofer they could trust. Close coordination became critical throughout the projects and our high level of concise communication fit their style perfectly. We were able to design a roofing plan that addressed their needs and we are proud to be their primary roofer.


For more info call 866-584-2712.

Roofing & Springtime

Do you have a roofing project coming up? Have you been waiting until Spring to address it?

Here is our #1 tip: Call us now.

Many building owners put off roofing until Springtime. We understand. No one (but us roofers) really wants to hang out on rooftops during these colder temperatures.

However, the Spring roofing season kicks into a much faster gear the closer we get. As you’d expect, our schedule starts to fill up, not just for a month but for several.

Get a jump on it.

Call us now. We can quote and add you to our schedule – 866-584-2712!

Retrofit: Do not replace your metal roof until you read this…

Every roof system has a life cycle, including metal roofs. Once a metal roof nears the end of its cycle several problems begin to occur. Often the seals begin to break down, fasteners start to back out and the metal begins to rust and erode, in addition to the problems that start manifesting around any rooftop penetrations or equipment.

Tusing Builders and Roofing Services offer a simple, quick and cost-efficient solution for metal roofs.

Consider a Retrofit System.

In this system, insulation is placed between the ribs, another layer of insulation is added on top of the ribs and then the entire roof and all the penetrations are enveloped in a membrane, such as Duro-Last single-ply PVC.

In addition to resolving all leak issues, this is not a “band-aid” fix. We offer retrofit roof systems with 15 and 20-year warranties.



Tusing Builders and Roofing Services offer free quotes. We know you will find that the metal Retrofit system will be faster to install, less disruptive and will offer a long-term solution. Call for a quote today at 866-584-2712.



What type of roofing membrane should you choose for restaurants?

You likely already know there are several types of flat roofing, single-ply roofing systems on the market. Materials include ethylene propylene diene terpolymer – EPDM, Thermoplastic Polyolefin – TPO, or Polyvinyl Chloride – PVC.

Each is designed for use on flat roofs, so which one do we consider to be the best, specifically for restaurants? The answer comes down to the material type that each roof system is made up of. Tusing Builders and Roofing Services offer all the roofing systems previously mentioned, however, when it comes to restaurants, our answer is always “PVC”.

PVC or Polyvinyl Chloride is resistant to many substances such as chemicals, but more importantly, in this case, is Animal fats. Nearly every restaurant has roof vent penetrations and out of these vents come greases, oils and animal fats. Over the past couple of decades, we have noticed a trend of degradation surrounding these roof penetrations on EDPM and TPO roof systems. That is, the animal fats eat away at the membrane. We have not seen this on PVC roof systems.

Chemical Resistance

  • Lard (Animal Fats)
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Zinc Chloride
  • Bleach
  • Copper Sulfate
  • Muriatic Acid
  • Fruit Juice
  • Latex Paint
  • Polypropolene
  • Ferric Chloride
  • …and more

The answer is clear. If you are roofing or reroofing a restaurant, we strongly suggest that you put PVC roof membranes at the top of your list. Contact directly at 866-584-2712 for additional points of consideration.