News

The Latest Simon Roofing News & Information

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.

Commercial Roofing Blog

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 [...]

Helpful Articles

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 ask […]

Commercial Roofing Blog

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.

Commercial Roofing Blog

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 […]

Commercial Roofing Blog

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 […]

Commercial Roofing Blog

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 […]

Commercial Roofing Blog

A message to our customers

Commercial Roofing Blog

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.

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 […]

    more INFO