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Commercial Roof Coating: 101

Posted by Art Valentz on July 9, 2018

There are several different types of commercial roof coatings used today, including silicone, acrylic, aluminum, and polyurethane.  They are sometimes referred to as restoration membranes because roof coatings are often applied over existing rooftop membranes, as opposed to being part of a new roof construction detail.  They can also be used in partial applications to coat and re-coat parapet walls or portions of a roof. 

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Topics: Roof Safety, Roof Architecture, Roofing Management, Roofing Maintenance

Common Challenges with Rooftop Retrofit Projects (and What to Do About Them)

Posted by Art Valentz on June 29, 2018

While 15 years might seem like a long time, building owners know that this average life expectancy for roofing materials and RTUs can fly by quickly.  

That’s especially true when your traditional built-up roof starts showing signs of water damage. Suddenly you’re left with a choice—maintain the rip-and-replace cycle or make an investment in rooftop retrofit projects.

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Topics: Roof Safety, Roof Architecture, Roofing Management, Roofing Maintenance

7 Tips for Making Your Commercial Roof Stand the Test of Time

Posted by Marion McKnight on October 5, 2017

Roofing professionals will tell you that roof lifespans are typically based on averages. This is a function of location. But some materials will outperform others in any given place. The following guidelines are designed to help you make your roof perform to the very best of its potential, no matter where it may be.

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Topics: Roofing Maintenance, Roofing Management, Roof Architecture, Rooftop Support Engineering, Construction

5 Money Saving Tips for Your Roof Replacement

Posted by Heather Lomax on August 24, 2017

Roof replacement is sometimes a necessary expense for your business if your employees, customers, and products are in danger of being injured in a collapse. However, this service comes with a high price tag, so you want to make sure that you can save some money while still receiving a quality job. Fortunately, there are some measures you can take to get the best deal on your roof replacement.

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Topics: Roofing Management, Construction, Roofing Maintenance

5 Critical Maintenance Tips for Your Rooftop Pipe and Equipment Supports

Posted by Jason Fulton on June 28, 2017

Regular roof maintenance is vital for keeping your roof watertight and preventing expensive future problems. One of the most important things on your roof maintenance checklist should be your pipe and equipment supports. Identifying and troubleshooting problems early will help ensure a long-lasting roof system. To lengthen the lifespan of your roofing system, regularly check your rooftop for the following signs of failure.

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Topics: Roofing Maintenance, Roofing Management

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: Roofing Maintenance, Rooftop Support Engineering, 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 Maintenance, Roofing Management

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

Warning! 5 Signs Your Building Needs A New Roof

Posted by Art Valentz on November 10, 2016

A new commercial rooftop is an investment, one that doesn’t always come at the most opportune time for business owners and facility managers. It’s understandable that you might want to put it off – the question is, can you? Waiting too long is a big risk, one that may end up costing you even more in repairs and you will still need a new roof. How do you know when you are at the point that a new roof is a necessity instead of a luxury? There are some clear indicators that say it’s time.

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Topics: Roofing Maintenance, Roofing Management

Winter Is Coming! 7 Tips to Prepare Your Commercial Rooftop

Posted by Marion McKnight on November 2, 2016

The leaves are turning, you’re still picking up stray candy wrappers from trick-or-treaters, and travel plans for Thanksgiving are underway. This can only mean one thing: Fall is in full swing, and winter is right around the corner. For facility managers and building owners in northern regions, this means it’s time to start prepping your buildings for the cold and snow. One of the most important aspects of this preparation is ensuring your rooftop is ready to handle the imminent winter weather. Without further ado, here are seven tips to keep in mind during preparation.

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Topics: Roofing Maintenance, Roofing Management

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