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Proactive Roof Maintenance – Why medium box stores need roof asset management

A roof is taken for granted until something goes wrong - and that something is usually a leak. When a leak occurs, the facility manager's priorities are often limited to the specific repair, so the rest of the roof is forgotten until another leak is discovered and the budget takes another hit. This reactive cycle [...]

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High & Dry – Keep your roof leak-free on a budget.

When you break down what you really want to get out of your roof, it’s basically as simple as (1) avoiding leaks, and (2) minimizing costs to maintain it. You want predictable performance and budget certainty. You want to prevent surprises, which in “roof language” typically equates to huge capital outlays that you weren’t planning […]

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Breaking the Reactive Roof Cycle

Maintaining a roof by merely reacting to problems costs an average of 25 cents per square foot annually; however, those who have a proactive roof program in place only spend an average of 14 cents per square foot annually. Plus, proactively maintained roofs last an average of 21 years compared to an average lifespan of 13 years for those under reactive maintenance.

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Five Questions to Ask When Evaluating Roofing Contractors

How’s this for a staggering statistic? A commercial building’s roof represents about 10% of its initial construction cost, yet over the course of the building’s lifetime it can account for upwards of 90% of the building’s repair and maintenance costs. These numbers point to the need to do your homework on who you choose to […]

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Restore — don’t replace — that broken concrete

There are essentially two guarantees with concrete: it’s going to harden, and it’s going to crack. Knowing when and how to intervene when it does crack, however, takes an experienced eye. While concrete is the most commonly used material in construction, it can also be among the most misunderstood — particularly as it relates to [...]

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Water: Public Enemy No. 1 for Commercial Roofs

Breaking it down to its core, the roof is essentially a waterproofing mechanism for an institutional and commercial building. The basic expectation is that a roof will keep building occupants dry and the building’s contents protected. Virtually any type of roofing system does its job on a dry day, but enter some rain into the [...]

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