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Why (and How) You Should Protect Your Roof Membrane

Posted by Art Valentz on November 18, 2020

Flat commercial roofs don’t have the ability to naturally drain rain, snow, and precipitation the way that sloped roofs do. Therefore, having a durable roof membrane is essential in protecting the building from leaks and other damage that can occur. Protecting this roof membrane should be a priority to ensure the continued longevity of your building’s comfort as well as its materials. How can facility managers protect the most important part of their roofs?

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Topics: Roofing Maintenance

The Application of Resiliency in Rooftop Support Products

Posted by Art Valentz on October 28, 2020

Investing in a rooftop support system can greatly improve the functionality and accessibility of your commercial rooftop. However, not all rooftop support systems are created equal. The ideal system will be able to support a resilient roof system, one that is built to be wind- and impact-resistant and protect against extreme weather events, environmental contamination, and man-made wear and tear. To ensure long-term success, all components of a rooftop must be built to endure, including rooftop support systems.

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Topics: Roofing Management

Smarter Solutions for Rooftop Safety

Posted by Art Valentz on October 7, 2020

Rooftop safety should always be an important consideration for any commercial building owner or manager. Safety measures are equally crucial for the protection of the roof and the people who access it. Not all rooftop safety plans are created equal, however. For maximum effectiveness, go the extra mile with your rooftop safety plan to ensure your efforts are met with success.

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Topics: Roof Safety

Where Roofing is Concerned, Sustainability Starts at The Top

Posted by Marion McKnight on September 16, 2020

Commercial buildings are getting larger. Of the 55 percent of buildings built between 1960 and 1999, the average size is 16,300 square feet. Meanwhile, the buildings built since 1999 have an average size of 19,000 square feet – an increase of almost 3,000 square feet. What does this have to do with sustainable roofing?

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Topics: Roofing Maintenance

Roof Restoration Makes Buildings More Efficient

Posted by Art Valentz on August 26, 2020

Most roofs don’t last beyond their designed lifetime – but they absolutely can and should. Each year that you keep your rooftop operational is another year that you’ve amortized the cost of its original construction. In other words, there’s a financial incentive for you to stall your next roof replacement for as long as possible.

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Topics: Roofing Maintenance

Safe Access Over Rooftop Obstacles

Posted by Marion McKnight on August 5, 2020

Your rooftop is crowded. As far as your rooftop is concerned, your workforce may need to navigate next to steep drop-offs, over ledges, around cable runs, and past skylights. Putting a foot in the wrong place can have negative consequences, if you’re not careful.

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Topics: Roof Safety

Creating Climate-Resilient Roofing Designs for Commercial Buildings

Posted by Art Valentz on July 15, 2020

The climate is indisputably changing. We notice it in things like hotter summers, more intense storms, and longer hurricane seasons. What we notice, your roof notices too. Depending on the location of your building, you’ll find that extreme weather will impact the design of your roof – and what’s more, extreme weather is likely to keep on getting more extreme. This means that in order to maximize the lifespan of your roof, you don’t just need to build: you need to overbuild, anticipating the ways in which climate will change in order to meet a moving target. How do you create resilient roofing in the wake of a changing climate?

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Topics: Roof Architecture, How to

How to Mitigate the Effects of Foot Traffic On Your Roof

Posted by Art Valentz on June 24, 2020

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:

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Topics: Roofing Management

Why Preventive Maintenance & Inspections Are Crucial for Commercial Roofs

Posted by Art Valentz on June 3, 2020

Between extreme weather, installation errors, and ordinary wear and tear, roofs can go through a lot.

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Topics: Roofing Maintenance

Dealing with Common Roof Access Problems

Posted by Art Valentz on May 13, 2020

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.

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Topics: Roofing Management

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