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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
It’s well-documented that commercial facilities with white roofs save energy. The combination of high reflectivity and high emissivity provides a real return to the bottom line for commercial building owners.
Mold in a commercial building can develop in either visible ways or behind the scenes, such as underneath a roof when moisture penetrates. Either way, it is damaging to a building, can cause serious health problems for building occupants and can be […]
Even in the workaday world of commercial roofing, technology is making an impact. For example, although they can’t totally replace a contractor’s on-the-roof assessment, drones can provide a good idea of a roof’s condition using still or video […]
The terms “flat roof” and “commercial roof” are usually synonymous. That’s because most commercial roofs are flat instead of sloped, which is common for residential roofs. There are a few reasons why flat roofs are typically better suited for […]
Your roof is your first line of protection against the elements, including harsh weather, high winds and sun. And with inclement weather, thunderstorms, hurricanes, hail and more coming up soon, it's worthwhile to consider the benefits of a […]