Hail and Your Commercial Roof

Among all the precipitation that your commercial building is exposed to, hail is the most damaging. And of all your building components, the roof is the most exposed and vulnerable. As it’s the most important part of your facility’s structure when it comes to weather protection, it’s important to make sure that it remains watertight after a hailstorm.

Property losses from hail damage amount to billions of dollars every year – much of it suffered by commercial buildings. Several factors can determine the amount of damage, including the size of the hail, wind speed, hail density and the duration of the hail event.

You can’t do much to affect any of those issues, but after the storm, it’s important to inspect your roof for indications that your roof has been compromised.

Some signs can be obvious – dents, for example. Circular indents on your membrane – especially if they are concentrated in a particular area of the roof – usually mean there’s been a significant hail event. The diameter of these dents can range from one to several inches; the larger the dent, the bigger the hail stone that caused it. Your inspection should also include other components and equipment. Metal dents, so take a look at HVAC units, rooftop flashings and vents, gutters and downspouts, and similar items.

Even if there are no visible dents, your roof surface may have been damaged. Hail can cause tiny cracks to emerge. Future severe weather can exploit those cracks and shorten the life of your roof or even lead to serious failure.

It’s possible that hail can damage underlying insulation, reducing its R-value. In addition, depressions in the insulation, caused by hail, can create an irregular surface area for the roof membrane installed above it, which can hasten future weathering problems.

Your own visual inspection is important, but it’s always a good idea to call a commercial roofing contractor who has the experience and tools to do a more thorough check and who can address problems.

Don’t let the effects of a hailstorm put your roof at risk when storms come through again or seasons change. At Tusing Builders and Roofing Services, we’re ready to help you with all your commercial roofing needs.


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.

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.


12 Questions to Consider When Choosing the Best Roof System for Your Job

There is a wide variety of roofing systems on the market. If your building needs a replacement, you’ve likely begun to research these options. You may feel overwhelmed, or even like you need a degree in roofing to understand all the choices. Trust Tusing, we can help. We carry the knowledge and experience to thoroughly explain the difference and recommend the best options for your individual building needs.

12 Questions to consider when choosing the right roof for your project:

  1. What is my budget?
  2. What is the slope of my roof?
  3. How could my roof choice impact the occupants of my building?
  4. Do I need to add more insulation?
  5. How much foot traffic does my roof get?
  6. What are the current building codes?
  7. What type of weather will my roof be fighting against?
  8. How many roof penetrations do I have?
  9. Am I looking to acquire LEED Credits?
  10. How easy is it to repair the roof system?
  11. What are the details of the warranty?
  12. Is the new roof system recyclable?

There no “one roof system fits all” system. Tusing Builders and Roofing Services offer a variety of roof systems to fit your needs. Here are several of those choices.

Tusing Builders and Roofing Services can help you navigate the roofing area.

Call us today for a free consult!  866-584-2712





Tips on Choosing the Right Contractor for your Job

Beginning an improvement project of any kind comes with many areas of consideration and even more questions. We’ve listed 7 tips to help you choose the right contractor for your specific project.

  1. Ask around. Ask business acquaintances and ask the contractor for referrals.
  2. Phone Interviews. Conduct phone interviews with those referrals to get a feel for how the contractor runs their business.
  3. Check for licenses and insurance. You’ll want to ensure the contractors’ items are current.
  4. Meet in person. Get a better feel for their company and its processes.
  5. Speak up. Maintaining an open line of communication is vital. We do our very best to promote clear and consistent communication. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the project or material.
  6. Always look for a detailed, written contract. Your contract should include all materials, timeline, labor, and costs.
  7. Don’t let the price decide. If you have collected quotes and one is unusually low, consider what that could mean. Instead, focus on the contractor that you connected the most with.  You’ll be communicating a lot throughout the duration of your project; you want someone that ‘feels’ right.

Tusing Builders and Roofing services would value the opportunity to set up a phone interview with you. With our 20+ years of experience, we know how to treat our clients right. We specialize in both commercial and residential home remodeling, new construction, and roofing in Ohio.  We value customer satisfaction, so we make sure to provide quality and affordable services.

Call us at (866) 584-2712 or email We’ll be happy to discuss our qualifications in detail.

Trust Tusing and Our Impeccable Design/Build Process

It’s an exciting time! Whether you’ve built several homes, or this is your first time, it’s likely you are full of anticipation and are ready to get started.

Tusing Builders and Roofing Services would love the opportunity to guide you through this journey. Choosing a contractor is a big, important first step. With over 20 years of experience, we know JUST what to do.  There are many steps to building a brand-new home.

  • Grading and site preparation
  • Foundation construction
  • Framing
  • Installation of windows/doors
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Rough electrical
  • Rough plumbing
  • Rough HVAC
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Underlayment
  • Trim
  • Painting
  • Finish electrical
  • Bathroom and kitchen counters and cabinets
  • Finish plumbing
  • Carpet and flooring
  • Finish HVAC
  • Hookup to water main
  • Hookup to sewer
  • Punch list

Tusing Builders and Roofing Services, Inc. has the knowledge and the precise know-how to plan, design and execute the construction of your new home.

We have consistently maintained high standards for delivering unmatched craftsmanship, using the highest quality materials and friendly customer service. It is just some of the reasons we have an A+ rate with the BBB and more than 80% of our customers are new referrals or repeat customers.

We are committed to building beautiful and functional homes. With Tusing, your needs are our top priority.

Call Tusing Builders and Roofing Services for a free initial consultation.  866-584-2712

Need a room addition or remodel? We can help with that is as well.  






Chief Building Systems – Trusted. Tested. True.

At Tusing Builders and Roofing Services, we carefully select the manufacturers we work with.

Trusted. Tested. True.

That is the motto for Chief Buildings Systems. If you aren’t familiar with this U.S. Based manufacturer of metal building systems, let us take a quick moment to introduce you.


Trusted – Chief takes pride in exceeding customers expectations. Being privately owned, they can make decisions that put the customers first.

Tested – Their products are designed, detailed and manufactured in the United States by highly trained professionals and an outstanding warranty record to go with it.

True – From initial concept to finished product and beyond, Chief will be with you with unparalleled personal attention.

Many advantages are inherently attached when you choose a Chief Building System. Optimized steel design, improved energy efficiency with components that are proved to last built with speed and accuracy.

From building systems to roofing products and wall products, Tusing Builders can provide a one stop shopping experiencing for your next project.

Choosing a contractor is a big decision. Trust Tusing, call (866) 584-2712