Do Preventative Roof Maintenance Programs Really Save You Money?

Preventative Roof Maintenance Services Contractor

You’re always on the hook to find ways to stretch your facility’s maintenance budget, and that means making short-term budget cuts. Most often the reflex solution to squeeze in other budget items is to cut building maintenance projects that aren’t super pressing now — like your regular preventative roofing maintenance. After all, if the roof […]


 Why FEMA Advises Snow Removal Plans for Commercial Buildings

Commercial Snow Removal Prevents Roof Collapse

Winter Isn’t Coming. It’s Already Here For many people in the U.S. winter is already here. Snow is currently falling across the Midwest and is also forecast for the Northeastern US in the coming days. Despite the forecast, proactive facility managers and building owners who already have their snow removal contingency plans in place are […]


 Roof Cleaning: Why, When, and How it Should Be Done

Roof Cleaning

With spring’s arrival comes the need for commercial roof cleaning for many businesses. Spring is the best time of year to have roofs professionally cleaned and repaired because of the favorable weather conditions. A roof that has been covered in snow and exposed to cold temperatures for so long can negatively impact an organization’s operations. […]


 Establish a Roof Maintenance Plan Early

Establish a Roof Maintenance Plan Early Facility managers of commercial and industrial properties already have enough to worry about without adding emergency roof repairs to the mix. If you share this sentiment, know there are several benefits to taking a proactive and preventative approach to the overall state of your roof with a roof maintenance […]


 Roof Moisture

Types of Moisture in Low-Slope Roofing Systems The owners of commercial and industrial buildings owe it to themselves to learn as much as possible about the dangers that can impact the overall performance of their flat roofs. Roof moisture is just one of those dangers, and it’s one that appears in a few distinct ways. […]


 Fall Roof Preventative Maintenance

Good roof preventative maintenance practices include semiannual inspections. For most of us, September 23rd, the first day of fall, ushers in lower temperatures, changing leaves and tailgating.  But did you know this is the best time of year to be proactive and have your bi-annual roof inspection done?  While today’s roofing systems are durable and […]


 Evaluating Roof Leaks and Repairing Damage

Industrial Roof Replacement in Progress

Roofs and water are natural enemies. Even small roof leaks can cause damage to interior ceiling tiles, equipment, computers and inventory. When leaks happen, whether from storms, material failure or roof neglect, prompt leak repair is essential for restoring the roof’s watertight integrity. Check Your Warranty Your roof warranty lists the type of roof system, limitations […]


 Pre-Winter Roof Inspections Can Reduce Utility Costs

There’s still time to reduce your seasonal utility costs before Old Man Winter sets in for good. Many parts of the country won’t succumb to the Big Chill until January or even February, but waiting that long to have your roof inspected is a gamble. Energy costs are at an all-time high, and if your […]


 How HVAC Units Can Hurt Your Roof

No one wants to stay in a sweltering-hot building — so keeping workers and tenants comfortably cool is high on most facility managers’ lists. Although they make the climate bearable indoors, rooftop air conditioning units are among the biggest culprits when it comes to roof-related problems. Since  rooftop HVAC units penetrate the roof system, the […]


 Escape Winter Roof Woes with Fall Maintenance Measures

Fall is the perfect time to prepare your facility roof for the coming cold. In many regions of the U.S., winter brings frigid temperatures, icy winds and heavy snow loads, all of which stress building roof systems. During repeated cycles of snow and ice melt, water can seep into tiny roof cracks and refreeze, expanding […]


 How Did This Roof Get So Bad?

If you live in fear of the next rainstorm or dread irate phone calls from waterlogged tenants, you just might have a case of “dead-roof denial.” Facility owners and managers who wait for an upturn in the economy or a higher annual profit margin before replacing a lifeless roof might think they’re making wise business […]


 Roof Replacement: Planning Ahead to Prevent Major Roof Failure

Despite the fact that it’s your facility’s first line of defense against environmental hazards, your roof gets no respect. Daily exposure to snow, ice, hail, high winds and scorching heat increase the risk of damage to the roof and to the contents below. Unfortunately, the roof is completely ignored until it springs a leak. It’s […]