Author: James Adams

  • James Adams

Italian physician Santorio Santorio is the father of the thermometer, inventing the heat-measuring device way back in the early 1600s. About a hundred years later, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (yes, the inventor of the heat-measuring scale) improved on Santorio’s thermoscope by coming up with its modern-day design — the mercury-based thermometer. Even then, 400 years ago, they […]

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The number one goal of any roof system is simple: Keep water, in all its forms, out of your structure.  Here are the top five reasons it can fail: 1) UV Oxidation and Thermal Load The sun is the source of all life on Earth, and one of the main sources of roof degradation.  The […]

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The roofing industry leaves a massive carbon footprint, no better illustrated than by the number of large gas and diesel-powered vehicles that dominate the trades vehicle pool. Many of the large firms that specialize in roof replacements have multiple tandems, tractors, boom trucks, etc. — all large carbon emitters.

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As RMS’s business model is to preserve roofing assets, it is incumbent on us to not benefit from those large-scale roof replacements and installations, allowing us to avoid conflicts in our approach and culture.

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  • James Adams

In the nearly 20 years since his start in the construction industry, the Durham, Ont., native has helped build projects covering millions of square feet, taught dozens of contractors and students, worked as management in companies with employees numbering in the thousands, and go from big firms to small ones to be closer to family. That journey has brought him to RMS, where he joins us this week as Roof Operations Manager as the newest member of our team.

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