php systems blog

PHP Roofing Blog

Get The Latest Blogs Straight To Your Inbox

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?

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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?

Read More

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:

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Topics: Roofing Management

Resilient and Reliable: Creating Sustainable, High-Performing Roofs

Posted by Art Valentz on April 22, 2020

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.

Read More

Topics: Roof Architecture

Ensuring the Best Performance for Commercial Roofs

Posted by Marion McKnight on April 1, 2020

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.

Read More

Topics: Roofing Maintenance

How to Install a Solar Panel Mounting System

Posted by Art Valentz on March 11, 2020

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:

Read More
Need design assistance? We can help!