Although some commercial buildings have steep-sloped roofs that are shingled, most commercial facilities are flat. They may have an exposed structural metal deck or be covered with single-ply membranes or built-up systems.
You might think you can or should take a break from commercial roof maintenance when the weather cools off, but that is not true. On the contrary, you should not allow your maintenance to go into a deep winter hibernation even as the outdoor […]
Did you know that roof failure is the most common type of hurricane damage? It's true, and it's also scary that hurricane-force winds can literally lift a roof off a building. They can do plenty of other damage too. And now that it's the thick of the […]
There are many factors to consider when you are in the market for a new commercial roof. Maybe at the top of the list is your confidence that roofing materials are of the highest quality and will stand the test of time by providing watertight […]
Ballasted commercial roofs have been around for decades, and there are many reasons why. Ballast – and the waterproof membrane it holds in place beneath – can handle building movement well. Ballast, which is a natural material, aesthetically […]
Routine maintenance inspections of your roofing system should take place at least twice a year: in the spring and the fall. The fall inspection is important to ensure that it is ready for the inclement weather of the winter months. Here are some areas […]
Rooftop penetrations are a necessary evil for commercial buildings as they accommodate critical components, such as HVAC equipment, pipes, skylights, communication equipment, cables, wiring, hatches, safety rails and various other paraphernalia. […]
Your commercial roof provides shelter and keeps out harsh weather such as wintertime storms and frigid temperatures. It may not be “top-of-mind” in the middle of summer, but for your roof to keep protecting you during the impending harsh weather, now […]
If you’re in the market for a new commercial roof there are a lot of questions you’ll need to get answered first, including how long the company has been in business, what materials they use, and their reputation.
Budgeting for a new commercial roof? The installation cost of materials and labor that your contractor charges will certainly be significant – probably the costliest “line item” you’ll incur over the life of your roof. But keep in mind that there are […]