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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.”


Consequential Damage

We can sum up the importance of timely action on roof leaks in two words – consequential damage.
Water entering your building does way more than deteriorate the external components of the roof system. It even does more than shorten the lifespan of the roof itself. It can wreak havoc on your building’s interior, adding exponential costs and losses.


Roofing Safety: Core Value Applied to Work and Home

A commitment to rooftop safety is a way of life in commercial roofing. Walter Fluharty, V.P. of Environmental Health, Safety and Organization Development, discusses how Simon Roofing promotes safety to employees both on the job site and at home.


Roofing Safety: Measuring Performance

Walter Fluharty, V.P. of Environmental Health, Safety and Organization Development, reveals which metrics Simon Roofing tracks to measure the effectiveness of its safety programs and procedures, including TRIR and near misses.


Roofing Safety: Avoiding Falls from Heights

Falls from heights are the number one cause of fatalities in the construction industry. Simon Roofing’s Walter Fluharty offers tips to make sure any contractor accessing a commercial roof is safe while they’re working.


Roofing Safety: Roles and Responsibilities

“If there is a safety incident on my roof, who would be held responsible?” It’s an important question for all building owners and facility managers. Walter Fluharty, V.P. of Environmental Health, Safety and Organization Development, discusses how Simon Roofing goes above and beyond in determining potential roofing hazards before even stepping on a roof.