Roof Maintenance – What is Happening on Your Roof?

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Although the great recession seems years in the past, the long-term ramifications of the downturn continue to generate problems for facility managers.  One of the lingering symptoms was the deferment of rooftop maintenance.  In fact, many facilities across the nation experienced deferred maintenance making rooftops age faster and leaving an […]

Steps to Reduce the Likelihood of Roofing Defects

By Trent Cotney, P.A.

Roof defects represent a significant amount of construction claims in the construction industry. A roof is an expensive investment.  Property owners and investors need to take steps to reduce the likelihood of roofing defects. These steps include conducting regular inspections, hiring insured, national roofing contractors and taking advantage of roofing warranties.

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Winter Weight Loss Tips For Your Roof

With record snowfalls and rain accumulation, it is more important than ever to know what is going on up on the roof.  Facility managers are faced with a number of concerns from flooding to HVAC failures and yes even the potential of a roof collapse.  Knowing what is happening on the roof can make […]

Tips to Expand the Life of Your Roof

When looking for a commercial roofing contractor or network it is important to choose contractors that are versed in extending the life of the roof.  This needs to happen in year one and continue yearly to provide lasting ROI from any roofing investment.  It is important to ask probing questions about current trends and […]

Is it Time for a Roof Inspection? YES!

Fall roof inspections are a great way to prepare for winter
The last days of summer bring a strong sense of urgency to prepare for winter.  Or at least it should. Many facility managers and building owners realize that they will soon be dealing with harsher weather as rain and snow begin to accumulate.  Unfortunately, […]

Roofing Consultants and Contractors Working Together for Success

As facility managers are considering roofing services including re-roofing and long-term maintenance programs there are many questions that should be asked and important choices to be made.  One of the questions is whether or not to use a roof consultant in conjunction with a roofing contractor.  The benefits of using a roof consultant can […]

Is Your Roof Gaining Weight?

With record snowfalls and rain accumulation, it is more important than ever to know what is going on up on the roof.  Facility managers are faced with a number of concerns from flooding to HVAC failures and yes even the potential of a roof collapse.  Knowing what is happening on the roof can make all […]

The Three Questions You Should Always Ask a Commercial Roofing Contractor

Replacing a roof on a commercial building is one of the biggest capital expenditures a building owner or facilities manager can make. According to several roofing industry surveys, a new roof can cost between $3.50 and $6.50 per square foot. The cost depends on whether a project was aiming for roof recovery or consisted […]

March Howls: Punishing Snowfall Imperils Roofs

As of March 4th, 2015, more than 40% of the nation shivered under the latest winter storm watch, warning or advisory, according to National Weather Service meteorologists. This latest band of severe weather threatened to dump snow as far south as Texas. Winter-weary Boston teeters within inches of smashing its 20-year snowfall record after […]

Weather The Next Storm of the Century Beachside!

The seagulls circle lazily overhead as you sip a fruity drink and dig your tan toes into the sand, thinking vaguely of lunching here, under your striped umbrella. Nothing could ruin this day in the sun, not even dire warnings of epic snowfall along the Eastern seaboard, a thousand miles away, where 30 of […]