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Commercial Roof Design 101

Roof Design is naturally an essential component in new building construction, but did you know it is extremely important for commercial roof repairs, restorations and replacements as well? A commercial roof that is well-designed and properly installed should provide many years of protection from weather elements, as well as provide appropriate insulation and coloring to lower energy costs..

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Save March Madness for basketball

Basketball is all about stats – whether it’s points, rebounds, fouls or assists. Commercial roofing isn’t much different, especially when it comes to roof repairs and service. For repairs made within our specifications, we offer a 2-year warranty on both labor and materials – that’s double the duration of many other repair warranties. Plus, our warranty covers the repair made on top of the roof AND ensures you won’t see the leak in the same location within the building.

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The Love-Hate Relationship with Commercial Roofs

You love your roof when it’s doing its job of protecting your building. But when it starts to leak and give you problems, you hate the thought of a complete tear-off and replacement. We get it. Afterall, why should companies endure the cost and disruption of replacing a roof when there are years of useful life still remaining in it? Simply put, they shouldn’t.

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Are Metal Roofs Indestructible?

Simply stated, no. Metal roofs are definitely known for their durability and longevity. They have unique characteristics, however, that can still cause leaks and widespread damage. Unlike a traditional flat BUR or modified roof, metal roofs are NOT designed to be waterproof. They are designed for proper water flow, meaning there should never be any ponding or standing water on the roof for an extended period of time.

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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.

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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?