Helpful Commercial Roofing News & Articles

Proactive Protection

Check out the latest article on proactive practices to protect your retail/restaurant roof when severe weather strikes titled“Proactive PROTECTION” in Retail & Restaurant Facility Business by Simon Roofing’s Shawn Morrow, Gulf Coast Territory Manager. View the full publication here. Read more: 7 Cringeworthy Anomalies That Can Severely Damage Your Metal Roof Water: Public Enemy No. […]

Winter Woes

By Marian Noletti — How to handle any of the winter woes on your commercial roof. In many parts of the country, the winter season is known for bringing extreme cold temperatures, increased precipitation and high winds. These weather elements are rough on all of us for sure, but they can be even rougher on […]

Rooftop Safety: Why It’s Important to Anyone Accessing Your Roof

  This webinar will discuss the ins and outs of rooftop safety, including questions to ask a roofing provider and tips for creating rooftop safety guidelines for yourself and your employees. Learning Objectives: Discover why your roofer’s safety practices are important Learn how to decipher safety credentials and determine a “good” record Explore questions to […]

A Dollars and Sense Approach to Commercial Roof Maintenance

Many facility managers follow the run-to-failure “don’t fix it unless it’s broken” roof maintenance plan, which ends up costing them more in the long run. Practicing proactive roof maintenance is gaining in popularity because it has proven to be more cost-effective over time and allows for a much longer lifespan for commercial roofs. Proactive roof […]

Quality Management

ISO 9001 certifications are awarded to organizations that meet thorough criteria for assuring quality and continuous improvement. Many of the quality management principles these organizations use are rooted in lean manufacturing or Six Sigma philosophies. In short, the more times you touch something the greater chances there are for error. Conversely, reducing waste or redundant steps can make your processes more efficient, accurate and cost-effective.

Simon Spotlight: Durham, N.C. Data Center

Across much of the 48,000 sq. ft. roof of a large data center in Durham, N.C. were heavy concrete pavers, which were initially installed to protect the roof from falling ice off of a nearby tower. Over the years, these pavers began creating problems. Building movement was causing stress at the flashing points, and repair costs were adding up. That’s when Simon Roofing was contacted.

“A critical aspect of this project was the risk associated with any roof leaks because of what was inside the building,” said Dominic Scarnecchia, regional sales manager for Simon Roofing. “There were also various items and unique situations surrounding the building that needed to be accounted for.”


Consequential Damage

We can sum up the importance of timely action on roof leaks in two words – consequential damage.
Water entering your building does way more than deteriorate the external components of the roof system. It even does more than shorten the lifespan of the roof itself. It can wreak havoc on your building’s interior, adding exponential costs and losses.

Put A Freeze on Winter Fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association, during the winter months increased risk of fire is contributed to heating, holiday decorations, winter storms, and candles. NFPA and the U.S. Fire Administration have teamed up to help reduce your risk to winter fires and other hazards, including carbon monoxide and electrical fires. Read more …

Commercial Roofing Trends: Restoring is the New Replacing

It’s the million dollar question (or thereabouts) for facility managers: When exactly will my commercial roof need to be replaced? Today’s expert facility managers want to extend the life of their roofs. They look for cost-effective ways of delaying expensive, disruptive roof replacements until absolutely necessary. Technology improvements and product development in the commercial roofing […]

How well do you know these 38 commercial roofing acronyms?

ACRONYMS. THEY’RE EVERYWHERE. Acronyms. They’re everywhere. We hear them mentioned in meetings and on phone calls. We read them in trade journals and we see them on quotes. Some people get so entrenched in a particular industry (i.e. commercial roofing) that the acronym itself becomes more commonly used than the word it stands for. There’s [...]