Most of the time, we recommend that you keep foot traffic on your roof to a minimum. Unfortunately, those in certain commercial and industrial verticals may have to accommodate foot traffic that goes beyond the ordinary cycle of maintenance. When this happens, investing in a form of roof protection can go a long way. Consider these possible scenarios:
Between extreme weather, installation errors, and ordinary wear and tear, roofs can go through a lot.
Topics: Roofing Maintenance
If you’re not paying attention to the way people access your roof, you might find that problems with your rooftop safety culture can develop quickly. Left unchecked, people could start to use your roof as an informal meeting site or a place to take lunch breaks or cigarette breaks. Unbeknownst to the people casually using your roof, however, these individuals are putting both the roof and themselves in danger.
Topics: Roofing Management
Creating sustainable roofing has always been a great way to prove your merits as an eco-conscious organization, but there’s far more to it than that. With traditional asphalt roofs lasting a mere 20 years or so, eco-friendly roofs are about more than just doing your part for the environment—they’ll save you money in the long run as well. From green roofs to solar panels, here’s how sustainability makes a great investment for your next commercial roof.
Topics: Roof Architecture
How old is your roof right now? Given that a commercial roof may have anywhere from a 20-year lifespan to a 50-year lifespan, it’s likely that you didn’t inherit your commercial roof when it was new. What’s more, no matter how badly your roof was treated before you started working, the success of your job depends on making your newly inherited roof last as long as possible.
Topics: Roofing Maintenance
Commercial solar panels are becoming an increasingly important part of the building landscape. With their wide flat roofs, commercial buildings are perfect for solar installations, which can bring many benefits to a building:
Critical infrastructure must always be protected – and hospitals are critical infrastructure. Hospitals don’t have downtime – they can’t have downtime – because they literally represent life support systems for the people inside them. Any loss of power or operations can put peoples’ lives at risk.
Rooftop supports are extremely important when it comes to extending the lifespan of your commercial roof – as well as increasing the safety of contractors and maintenance crews who work on your elevated surfaces. With that said, not all rooftop support systems are created equal.
Not all roofs are created the same – or even with the same pitch. When we talk about commercial roof slope, we usually talk about a completely flat roof. With that said, not every commercial roof is flat. Sloped commercial roofs are common in several parts of the country, either for decorative or weather-related reasons.
This year, as in years past, retail sales are expected to be literally through the roof. Not only do retail sales tend to spike between October 31st and December 25th, this year’s spike is expected to be up to 5 percent larger than in 2018. All told, consumers are projected to spend up to $1.1 trillion during this year’s holiday season.