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4 Reasons to Stop Using Wood for Rooftop Pipe & Equipment Supports

Posted by Art Valentz on April 19, 2017

If you do business out of a building that is relatively old, it likely has wooden supports to hold up pipes and equipment on the roof. This approach to commercial and industrial rooftops deserves some fresh thinking, since better solutions are now available.

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Topics: Rooftop Support Engineering, Roofing Maintenance, Roof Architecture

What to Expect from a Professional Roof Inspection

Posted by John Engle on April 4, 2017

How much attention are you giving to the roof that protects your company’s building? Even if you have a roof maintenance and inspection plan in place, a regular inspection from a professional is a wise investment. As the building’s manager, owner, or design engineer, it’s prudent to have a better understanding of what to expect from a professional roof inspection, before you make an appointment for service.

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Topics: Roofing Management, Roofing Maintenance

The Anatomy of a Commercial Rooftop

Posted by Steve Biery on March 21, 2017

When you serve as a building owner or as a facility manager, you need to know a little bit about many different things. One of the most critical things you should learn about is your roof. But, what makes a commercial rooftop unique and what do you need to know about this vital part of your building’s structure? Let us share a bit of knowledge about the anatomy of a commercial rooftop.

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Topics: Roofing Management, Roof Architecture

Let’s Talk About Resilient Design

Posted by Marion McKnight on March 2, 2017

 Whether you manage your own facility or work for others as a roofer or builder, you have seen the term “resilient design” somewhere. Resilience is the new black when it comes to sustainability. As the climate patterns shift, the need for resilient architecture becomes even more pronounced. Modern building design relies heavily on this concept and The Resilient Design Institute is at the forefront of its advocacy. What is resilience, though, and what is its role in roofing?

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Topics: Roof Architecture

Are Cool Roofs in Northern Climates Worth the Investment?

Posted by Jason Fulton on February 22, 2017

If you’re a business or homeowner in a state like Arizona, you probably understand the power of the cool roof, but what about along the east coast where the winters are fierce? Historically, cool roofs – roofs that reflect the heat of the sun to naturally cool a structure down – are appreciated more in regions where thermal energy is a concern. There is a science behind cool roof technology that makes it a practical choice for even the northern states, though. Consider some ways your business might benefit from a cool roof no matter what the weather patterns.

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Topics: Installation Tips, Roofing Management

A PACE Program Primer for Building Owners

Posted by Art Valentz on February 16, 2017

One of the biggest challenges for any business or property owner is obtaining the financing needed to improve their structure and in turn grow the business. While a thriving business may have cash flow or you might have the ability to borrow money through traditional financing, this isn’t always the case—especially for companies still in the growth stage. What if there was a way to borrow the cash you needed with the assurance that paying it back wouldn’t be a problem? Depending on the improvements you’re hoping to make, PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) could be an ideal solution.

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Topics: Roofing Management

Thinking about contesting an OSHA fine? Read this first!

Posted by Art Valentz on February 9, 2017

If you have never received an OSHA fine, you may not realize what a nerve-wracking problem it can be to face. If money is no object, you may decide to simply pay the fine and move on with your business. However, how many business owners can honestly say that money is no object? In many cases, it may make since to contest the fine and see about resolving the citation. We’ve gathered a bit of information about this process so you can decide if it is the right step for you to take.

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Topics: Roof Safety

3 Tips For Keeping Your Commercial Rooftop Clean

Posted by Jason Fulton on December 21, 2016

Research shows that facility administrators, owners and maintenance professionals who inspect and repair their commercial rooftop on a regular schedule spend only 14 cents per square foot, versus 25 cents per square foot for those that don’t. That’s 44% savings just from performing basic proactive maintenance on your rooftop! What’s more, a proactively cared for roof lasts around eight years longer than one fixed on an as-needed basis.

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Topics: Roofing Maintenance

9 Reasons to Consider a Green Roof

Posted by Jason Fulton on December 13, 2016

In urban areas, space is at a premium. Especially large lots that could house gardens or green spaces, since such spots are likely to attract buyers who will build on them. So what’s a garden-lover in the city to do?

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Topics: Roofing Management, Roof Architecture

Survey Says...Yes! You Should Hire A Roof Consultant

Posted by Art Valentz on December 1, 2016

 The roof is one of the most important structures of a building, keeping the elements out and ensuring that all systems are carefully protected so they can function as they’re supposed to. When it comes to roofs, you don’t want to mess around.

That’s where a roofing consultant comes in. Registered Roof Consultants are extremely useful when it comes to ensuring the correct installation of your commercial rooftop and closing the gap between architect and contractor. If you’re an architect, building owner, facilities manager, design engineer or maintenance professional, you may be wondering why hiring a roofing consultant is a good idea … or even whether you should become one yourself.

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Topics: Installation Tips, Roofing Management