Commercial buildings are complex structures, with many different systems that work together to ensure complete building integrity. When one of those systems fails or is compromised, it can affect other components.
So, you bought a new roof. What now? New roofs, commercial flat roofs in particular, are an expensive investment and even though you should have a warranty, letting the roof sit without regular inspections is probably not a good idea and can lead to […]
Have you ever noticed those black streaks that sometimes appear on shingle roofs? They aren’t discoloration from weathering; they’re algae, mold, mildew, lichen, or moss that grows in and under the shingles on parts of the roof that receive less […]
Does the thickness of a single-ply membrane matter? Commercial roofing membranes can range from thinner 40-mil, to thicker 90-mil. A common misconception about single-ply membranes is that thicker is always better. While the thickness of a membrane […]
Getting a new roof is a big investment for an important component of your commercial building. Even if you get the “best roof” and the “best roofing contractor,” there still may be some problems that arise. After all, there is no 100 percent guarantee […]
Grid parity (when an alternative energy source can generate power at a cost that’s comparable to the price of purchasing it from the electricity grid) has made solar electricity economically competitive in some locations. So, commercial building […]
In selecting a new commercial roofing system for your facility, you’ll certainly want to choose one that will provide good weather protection for your workers and contents. In this second of two articles, we discuss some aspects of a commercial roof […]