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 […]
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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.
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.”
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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.
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 …
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 […]
Ensuring a safe job site starts with hiring the right contractor, and extends to treating the safety of the project as a shared responsibility between the roofer and the building owner. The view from above can be downright scary; not just because of the inherent safety risks of a commercial roofing job, but in terms […]
Knowing how and when to address damaged concrete is key to formulating an effective plan for resolving the issue. Fortunately, many forms of concrete damage can be addressed without resorting to a complete tear-out and replacement. There are concrete-alternative materials available on the market today, such as epoxy systems, that are proven to outperform traditional […]
Let’s talk about why you still have damaged concrete on your property. (1) It’s too expensive to tear out and re-pour concrete. (2) You can’t afford the loss of revenue resulting from downtime needed to replace concrete. (3) What difference is it really going to make? Is a cosmetic fix worth the trouble? Do any of these reasons sound familiar?