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Replacing a roof too soon could be a costly mistake

Replacing a commercial roof should be delayed as long as possible. That’s not to suggest you should ignore the problems.

Simply put, when faced with roofing issues a facility manager’s mantra should be “What can I do to extend the life of the roof I have?”

Don’t immediately jump to a costly roof replacement. Exhaust your options first. If your roof still has remaining useful life on it, it might be a candidate for a restoration.

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6 ways that roofing materials can play a role in addressing ponding water

When properly designed, most roofs – even flat roofs – have enough slope to drain water after a rain or snow event. Add to that the fact that evaporation helps to dry up roofs as well. So, if you have water that remains on a roof 48 hours after a rain, you can be pretty sure you’ve got “ponding water” and all that comes with it.

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Water Damage: Addressing ponding water on a heavily penetrated low slope roof

There are essentially two ways water leaves a roof: positive drainage or evaporation. When neither can occur quickly enough, the result is ponding water. Ponding water is defined as any water remaining on a roof 48 hours after a rain. Most commonly occurring on low-slope commercial roofs, ponding water can result from poor building/roof design, […]

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5 beyond obvious consequences of ponding water on your commercial roof

When properly designed, most roofs – even flat roofs – have enough slope to drain water after a rain or snow event. Add to that the fact that evaporation helps to dry up roofs as well. So, if you have water that remains on a roof 48 hours after a rain, you can be pretty sure you’ve got “ponding water” and all that comes with it.

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Winter best practices for your commercial roof: “These are a few of our favorite things…”

As we prepare for the holidays and embark on the snowy and icy conditions that winter brings for many of us, let’s review some cold weather roof maintenance best practices… by framing them up in familiar holiday song lyrics. You can do the job when you’re in town … How do you ensure a successful […]

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Find & Seek! Roofing Style

Find out how many commercial roofing words you can find in our word scramble!

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Simon Roofing Ranks #14 on 100 Largest-Roofers List

There are literally tens of thousands of roofing companies across the United States. But it takes something special to consistently rank near the top on Roofing Contractor magazine’s annual list of Top 100 roofing contractors. This year, Simon Roofing ranks #14 overall. The list is based on self-reported revenue, and includes both commercial and residential […]

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It’s about time we talk about time … or lack thereof for facility managers

Today’s technology allows for building systems to become more integrated with each other, so facility managers know all too well how one decision can affect two or three other systems. As a roofing manufacturer and installer,– we strive to always deliver products and services that are easier to maintain, longer-lasting and less taxing on facility managers’ time. Here are a few examples of how we’re doing this …

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A word on sustainability. A roof is a terrible thing to waste.

Decisions made by facility managers many times come down to dollars and cents. But what if the most financially sound decision also made sense for the environment? Win-win, right?

The EPA estimates that 548 million tons of debris from construction and demolition materials was created in 2015; much of it undoubtedly from waste created during roof tear-offs and replacements.

Therefore, it stands to reason that preventing roof replacements would minimize the amount of roofing material waste shipped to landfills. But, how do you best prevent roof replacements and still resolve a problem roof?

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In what year will your commercial roof fail?

If you knew the exact year your commercial roof would fail, what – if anything – would you do to prevent it from happening?

Looking for ways to fix and address problems BEFORE they occur is the most cost-effective mindset to employ. Simply speaking it’s called managing your roof assets – or asset management.

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