When your commercial roof suffers damage, you rely on your insurance company to foot the repair bill. But sadly, many building owners find they have to fight their insurance companies to get them to approve a claim. Insurance companies can be selective when honoring a roof claim, and it can often feel like they use loopholes to deny claims whenever possible.
Florida is a unique state for many reasons. It’s a no-income-tax state, it has fantastic weather, and it happens to have some of the most stringent roofing laws, especially for commercial flat roofs. The state has a long history of hurricanes and strong winds. It has regularly updated its building codes and roofing laws to ensure commercial roofs can withstand the pressure of the winds, protect the tenants and save building owners from losses. One of those requirements is regular commercial roof maintenance and inspections.
When Hurricane Irma struck Florida in September 2017, it damaged the roofs of thousands of homes. A similar picture is beginning to emerge in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. It is a reminder of the fallibility of the main structure you count on for shelter against the elements.
When you know your roof needs to be fixed, how can you tell if it’s an emergency or not? The roof on your commercial building needs to be in good condition in order to protect the interior from damage due to rain, pests, and other problems. Since prompt repairs might be needed, it’s important to know the difference between roof repair and emergency roof repair. (more…)
The term “VIP” took off in World War II when it was stuck to just about everybody with stripes on their shoulder boards. VIP treatment nowadays sometimes involves fuzzy velvet ropes in nightclubs, but for real VIP treatment, you need to be more than a flash in the pan. You need to be a dedicated property manager or commercial building owner. (more…)
As a commercial property owner or facilities manager, you know you should do it. You want to do it. But you just do not know how to write a hurricane preparedness plan. Fortunately, your local, reliable commercial roofer can help. (more…)
Hurricanes devastate without favor. They can hit the unprepared Florida business or the fully prepared one. The outcome — whether your business survives — depends on your hurricane preparedness plan. Part of that plan is a directory of critical contacts. Who should you know how to contact before, during, and after a hurricane? (more…)
Any Fort Lauderdale-area business which survives a Florida hurricane knows why maintenance is essential. Proper, conscientious maintenance of your entire infrastructure — foundations, interiors, and especially your commercial roof — can be the competitive difference between surviving a hurricane and having to close your doors forever. Five reasons to consider commercial roof maintenance range all relate back to big bucks. (more…)