The experienced eye of a commercial roofer can spot small details in the largest commercial roof, details which could spell trouble. From small depressions in the surface indicating compressed insulation to oval holes for mechanical fasteners indicating stress movement (and possible water infiltration), a highly trained roofer can see past the large-scale storm damage. Their laser-like focus is one reason to trust a professional roofer instead of your facilities crew with storm cleanup.
Residential homeowners in the Fort Lauderdale area have it easy compared to facilities managers, don’t they? A homeowner shops for the roofer then buys a new roof and that’s that. If the job is not first-rate, the only ones to grumble are family members. But what of the facilities manager? The fiscal health and survival of an entire company rides on the selection of a trustworthy roofing contractor. Consider these three tips when selecting the right professional.
Cartoon character Homer Simpson may think facts are meaningless, but any facilities manager or commercial property manager makes sound business decisions from facts, not feelings. If you are tasked to compare thermoplastic olefin (TPO) membrane and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) roofing, you need facts about two complex materials.
Hurricane season last year was no joke. Here at PSI Roofing, we ended up having to do a significant amount of commercial roof repairs as a result — many of which were focused on fixing leaks. Unfortunately, meteorologists are predicting a similarly extreme hurricane season this year. Because of this, we highly recommend that you get a head start on roof maintenance and repairs by scheduling a commercial roof inspection to prepare for the heavy rain and winds of the upcoming hurricane season. (more…)
Here at PSI Roofing, we have been doing a significant amount of flat roof leak repair work throughout the Fort Lauderdale area following the wet season and fall hurricane. Now that the rainy season is upon us, we highly recommend that you schedule routine maintenance for your roof. Regular maintenance can help prevent roof leaks and other damage from occurring, thereby potentially saving you a substantial amount of money on repair costs. (more…)
It is such an old and tired adage it has almost lost all meaning: those who fail to plan, plan to fail. The next time you walk on your low-slope commercial roof and find you need roof repair, you may suddenly realize the power of this simple aphorism. By applying a bit of forward thinking right now, though, you can prevent failure, saving your company time and money. (more…)
Low-slope commercial roofs seem to always be gambling against nature. These economical building solutions tempt rainwater to stay put, resisting gravity’s urge to run downhill. This happens so often, most people think of low-slope roofs as flat roofs, and call them that as a kind of shorthand. Flat roofs and rain, it seems, go hand in hand. Together they also lead to three problem areas for a commercial building manager to monitor. (more…)
A good commercial roofing contractor stays busy, visiting commercial properties all over Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas. That local commercial roofing contractor meets a lot of facilities managers, some of whom hold onto what we would call roofing myths. Two common commercial roofing myths are that a properly installed roof is expensive, and such a roof can go without maintenance.