Winterizing & Preparing A Commercial Building for Ice, Snow and Cold

Industrial Roofing Snow Removal

Is your facility’s roof ready for winter? By now, hopefully, every section has had a thorough fall inspection. If not, there’s still some time to ensure clogged drains, scuppers and other issues are cleared and in good shape for the coming season. Neglecting those issues, failing to correct defects and forgetting to winterize your 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 […]


 Snow Removal before Roof Collapse

Get prepared for winter now – plan for your snow removal. A fresh, lofty snow can add 20 lbs. of weight per cubic foot, but wet snow, or partially thawed and refrozen snow, can add as much 60 lbs. per cubic foot of weight.  If you live in a northern climate, your roof was probably […]


 Winter Effects on Your Commercial Roof

Heavy snows, cold temperatures, and other winter effects send most facility managers indoors to focus on maintaining a comfortable interior climate. However, snow, ice and thermal shock cannot be ignored. Commercial buildings with flat roofs are at increased risk because of their wide spans and their low-slopes. Those two factors can prohibit snow to slide […]


 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 […]


 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 […]


 Weather-Related Low-Slope Roof Damage: Prevention, Maintenance and Repair

Hailstorms top the list of potentially destructive weather events that can result in low-slope roof damage. Once compromised, heavy snow loads, rain and freezing temperatures can further impair the roof’s surface. Professional assessment and prompt attention is the key to protecting the roof. In the event of irreparable damage, it’s imperative to replace the roof […]