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Roof Warranties Give Facilities an Added Layer of Protection

Roof warranties can seem mysterious. They vary by manufacturer, they contain lots of legalese, and they can be long and tough to read. Even so, they are essential documents that maintenance and engineering managers need to understand to ensure a new roof’s long-term performance.

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Why Good Roofs Go Bad

Could it be that the Pareto principle applies to commercial roofing? It’s not uncommon to find that approximately 20% of the roof — meaning the penetrations — can cause roughly 80% of the problematic issues. Penetrations are among many potential failure points in a roof system. It is prudent to be particularly aware of potential […]

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The Science of Roofing

We’ve come a long way from the days of hot-applied coal tar and asphalt. The commercial roofing industry has become highly technical, both in the way materials are designed and installed, as well as how roofs are maintained to extend their useful life. Today there’s a true scientific approach to commercial roofing that involves innovative […]

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FIVE MUST-ASK QUESTIONS TO SCREEN INDUSTRIAL ROOFING COMPANIES

If you need to be reminded about one of your building’s most expensive assets, all you have to do is look up.

A roof may represent a small percentage of an industrial building’s initial construction cost, but maintaining it over the course of the building’s lifetime can demand a significant amount of time and expense. Just how much time and money can depend on who you depend on.

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Back to School – 22 roofing terms to know

Properly maintaining and managing your restaurant or retail facility’s roof can be tough. Having a basic knowledge of a roof’s components will help you communicate easier with your roofing provider and be more knowledgeable when it comes to inspections and invoices.

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Roof leak? Maybe not. 9 other water entry points

The telltale signs are there. A puddle on the floor. Stains on a ceiling tile. An active drip. So how is the water getting in? It must be a roof leak, right? Maybe. That’s certainly the first inclination in many cases …

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Roofing Warranties – Effective warranties are about coverage, not duration

On the surface, it would appear the trend of commercial roofing warranty lengths extending to 20 or more years in duration should really put a facility owner's mind at ease, right? Unfortunately, a problem lies in that many buyers of roofing systems fail to look beyond the surface of what the warranty's coverage terms are, [...]

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Timely Mitigation of Hail Damage Blows the Roof Off of Status Quo

When it comes to hail damage or another major weather event, the insurance industry might benefit from the “an ounce of prevention can equal a pound of cure” philosophy used in the healthcare world. Let’s say a person has a simple respiratory infection. They can go to the doctor for a diagnosis and often times [...]

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How to Address 5 Consequences of Roof Leaks

Roof leaks. The mother of all maintenance concerns that property managers and building owners face. Roof leaks equate to time and expenses that you might not have budgeted for. They’re a nuisance to deal with so when you spot a potential problem during a routine inspection, you might be tempted to put off the repair […]

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Roofing Redux – Defer major roof expenses by extending the life of the roof you have.

So many maintenance needs. So few budget dollars. Facility executives have limits on what they can spend on building maintenance, and big-ticket items like unexpected roofing expenses can quickly eat those up. The operations and maintenance category represents the greatest expense in owning and operating a facility over its lifecycle, according to the National Institute [...]

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