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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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What parts of a roof inspection can I do myself?

Facility managers can benefit from knowing what a professional roofing contractor is going to be looking at – and looking for – when they’re on your roof performing an inspection. Over time, you can learn to detect problem areas starting to form. And maybe even what to do about them.

Most evaluations start with CAD drawings based on aerial photographs. This streamlines field inspection since the technician will then only need to verify the information.

Quality Management

ISO 9001 certifications are awarded to organizations that meet thorough criteria for assuring quality and continuous improvement. Many of the quality management principles these organizations use are rooted in lean manufacturing or Six Sigma philosophies. In short, the more times you touch something the greater chances there are for error. Conversely, reducing waste or redundant steps can make your processes more efficient, accurate and cost-effective.

Simon Spotlight: Durham, N.C. Data Center

Across much of the 48,000 sq. ft. roof of a large data center in Durham, N.C. were heavy concrete pavers, which were initially installed to protect the roof from falling ice off of a nearby tower. Over the years, these pavers began creating problems. Building movement was causing stress at the flashing points, and repair costs were adding up. That’s when Simon Roofing was contacted.

“A critical aspect of this project was the risk associated with any roof leaks because of what was inside the building,” said Dominic Scarnecchia, regional sales manager for Simon Roofing. “There were also various items and unique situations surrounding the building that needed to be accounted for.”

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