Commercial Roofing Blog

Commercial Roofing Blog

When it comes to commercial roof quotes, size matters. But so do a lot of other things.

When it comes time to budget for a new commercial roof, there is more to consider than just the square footage of your roof. One of the biggest factors is building location. The area or region in which the building is located comes into play for a variety of reasons.

LOCATION FACTORS
What are the R-value requirements? The greater the number, the more insulation that’s needed. The more insulation that’s needed, the greater the cost.
What are the wind uplift requirements? In areas prone to high wind weather events, there will most likely be strict requirements for roofing systems. Higher wind ratings typically result in higher costs. Are there Code requirements? If so, bringing a roof back to code can be costly.

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A Look into Skylights – Commercial Roof Safety and Leak Prevention

Skylights can offer many benefits to a commercial building, like natural light and lower electric costs. Did you know, however, that 10% of all fatalities within the roofing trade are a result of falling through a skylight? If your facility has skylights, there are steps you can take to protect anyone accessing your roof, including [...]

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April Showers Bring May Flowers. And Roof Leaks.

Water intrusion can quickly lead to damaged insulation, equipment and inventory inside a building. Roof leaks any time of the year can be frustrating, damaging, unsafe and costly to any facility. This is especially so in the springtime when rain showers are a common occurrence. Knowing what causes leaks can help you identify the problem and determine the best solution.

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Winter Effects Lead to Spring Defects

Springtime cannot come soon enough for many parts of the country. Along with the warmer temperatures and nature’s awakening, however, late winter/early spring is also a time when many commercial roofs incur thermal shock from dramatic temperature fluctuations. Temperature swings can actually cause the roof to move in and out from contraction and expansion. It should […]

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February is a great time for a new coat – on your roof

Commercial roof restoration coating products have come a long way in the past several years. They now offer excellent tensile strength and elongation properties, and some even include a polyester layer for added durability. These solutions bring your problem roof back to watertight condition and often times back under full warranty. All this while avoiding […]

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First 3 steps to take when you see a roof leak at your facility

If you or someone at your facility suspects a roof leak, the first three steps you should take include: Risk assessment: It’s important to quickly identify any potential damage or safety hazards that might result from the leak. Move inventory and equipment to avoid water damage. Put up cones and signage in high-traffic areas to […]

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Winter Forecast for Your Roof: Freeze. Thaw. Repeat.

In a year full of uncertainties, one thing is for certain – winter is coming. Many people enjoy the beauty of the winter season, but the bad news is it typically brings extreme cold temperatures, increased precipitation and high winds. Those weather elements are tough enough on us, but they can be even tougher on roofs.

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Think you know roofing defects?

Test your knowledge of roofing defects and damage. Let’s say you’re walking the roof doing a quick inspection, which we recommend following any major weather event, and you spot one or more of the following types of damage. How would you describe to your roofing contractor what you saw? Let’s see how many you can […]

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The 4 do’s and don’ts of a commercial roof self-inspection

We all know the importance of roof inspections, but we all like to save money whenever and wherever we can. Many of today’s facility managers are very experienced and have “seen it all” when it comes to building exterior maintenance, so it may naturally beg the question. Can I just do the roof inspections myself? […]

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