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Winter Woes

By Marian Noletti — How to handle any of the winter woes on your commercial roof. In many parts of the country, the winter season is known for bringing extreme cold temperatures, increased precipitation and high winds. These weather elements are rough on all of us for sure, but they can be even rougher on […]

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Resolve to Improve Your Commercial Roof’s Performance in 2022

It’s a new year. A new beginning. A time to set new goals. Why not consider a roofing-related resolution this year?

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The Naughty or Nice List: How well do you know the best practices for roof maintenance?

Test your knowledge with our interactive quiz about maintenance that either puts you on Santa’s naughty or nice list.

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Mind Over Materials

According to a recent NRCA industry issue update, “The U.S. roofing industry is experiencing unprecedented shortages of roofing materials and products and significant price volatility.” Not so at Simon Roofing. As a 120+ year old national commercial roofing manufacturer and installer, we’ve learned a lot. For instance, we’ve learned the key to maintaining quality is to control the supply chain. That’s why we produce most of our own products for the job and we use our own employees on the job.

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4 Scary Things We See During Bi-Annual Roof Inspections

Failing to have routine inspections on your roof can lead to some chilling discoveries. Check out some of the scary things we see during routine maintenance!
Insects – wet insulation attracts bugs and insects to gather on your roof, which can cause roof leaks
Debris – leaves, trash, branches, etc. can cause trip and fall hazards
Mold – wet insulation can create mold and bacteria, which opens many more cans of worms
Water – ponding water on your roof can cause a compromised membrane and resulting roof leaks
Following a routine maintenance schedule for your commercial roof can help you avoid frightening problems down the road. Schedule an inspection today – you’ll increase the lifespan of your roof and save both time and money.

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Commercial Roof Leaks are No Cause for Punting

At some point, just about every commercial roof will encounter a leak. It’s inevitable. It’s no time to sit on the sidelines because the quicker you deal with it, the better off you’ll be in the long run.

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7 Questions to Help Determine if a Restoration is Possible for your Commercial Roof

By now, you’ve certainly heard that commercial roof restorations can be viable options for bringing failing roofs back to watertight condition and back under warranty. And they do so with much less cost and disruption than a complete tear off and replacement.

Seems like a no brainer, right? Well unfortunately, not all roofs qualify. There are many factors that go into determining if a restoration is possible.

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Ponding Water on Commercial Rooftops

Ponding water on commercial rooftops can lead to leaks and infestation of insects, rodents and birds – Learn how to avoid it!

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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 employees and external vendors.