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Can These Flat Roof Maintenance Actions Wait?

By |January 8th, 2018|

Can These Flat Roof Maintenance Actions Wait?

Deferring maintenance on your commercial property’s flat roof is an immediate cost-saver that generally has hidden expenses later on. Several conditions may favor putting off flat roof maintenance, but you have to be very careful and selective.

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Year in Review – Can You Maintain Your Roof Better in 2018?

By |December 28th, 2017|

Can You Maintain Your Roof Better in 2018?

You are a terrific property manager. You did so many things correctly in 2017, does your building maintenance program even have room for improvement? Of course, it does — or should we say, roof for improvement. For 2018, resolve to provide better roof maintenance using these three tips. (more…)

3 Roof Maintenance Projects For 2018

By |December 21st, 2017|

3 Roof Maintenance Projects For 2018

A trio of projects for 2018 can help you prepare for whatever bad weather the New Year brings. Keep your roof and your business protected with these roof maintenance maneuvers. (more…)

Avoid These DIY Commercial Roof Maintenance Mistakes

By |December 4th, 2017|

Avoid These DIY Commercial Roof Maintenance Mistakes
Your building maintenance staff can probably handle minor roof maintenance and repair chores. Where do you draw the firm line between in-house roof maintenance and bringing in a local roofer? (more…)

Small Steps, Big Results — Roof Maintenance

By |November 27th, 2017|

Small Steps, Big Results -- Roof Maintenance

The small steps your facilities department or maintenance crew takes to keep your roof in good shape can go a long way toward stretching your infrastructure dollars. You probably have a capital fund, which you add to every year against the inevitable need for a new roof. But wouldn’t it be nice to put off, for a few extra years, that expensive re-roofing? The small steps you take today can pay off in big dividends tomorrow. (more…)

Simple Strategies to Start Roof Maintenance

By |November 20th, 2017|

Simple Strategies to Start Roof Maintenance

Roof maintenance is one of the most easily neglected, yet most important, steps you can take to preserve your business. Your roof shelters your entire company. Getting into the mindset of routine roof maintenance is surprisingly simple.

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Common Concerns in Flat Roof Maintenance

By |November 13th, 2017|

 Common Concerns in Flat Roof Maintenance

Flat roofs are extremely popular for many commercial properties. They instal quickly, require minimal maintenance, and are less expensive than steep-slope roofing. Just because flat roofs require minimal maintenance, it doesn’t mean that as a property manager you can just forget about them. There are still signs & symptoms that can indicate you should call a professional to get yours looked at. Here are three things to keep in mind when managing a flat roof so it can have the longest life.
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3 Reasons Why You Need a Roof Monitor

By |November 6th, 2017|

3 Reasons Why You Need a Roof Monitor

Help wanted: Position requires standing on commercial property’s rooftop 24 hours a day, seven days a week; no holidays, no sick days, no time off. Few people would apply for such a job, but to fully protect your company’s roof, such a job is needed. A roof monitor can fulfill that, plus provide other benefits. For employee protection, safeguarding against lawsuits, and structural integrity of your business, consider a roof monitor. (more…)

How to Know When It’s Time to Re-roof

By |September 25th, 2017|

How to Know When It's Time to Re-roofRe-roofing is a preferred method of minimizing infrastructure expense on your commercial property since it is more substantial than roofing over an existing roof or simply making patchwork repairs. Knowing when to re-roof your property is difficult; work with your commercial roofing contractor to schedule re-roofing but learn some of the signs for yourself, so you know when to call in the pros. (more…)

How Water Degrades Your Commercial Roof

By |September 18th, 2017|

How Water Degrades Your Commercial Roof

Water degrades commercial roofing; the big question any facilities manager needs to ask is not if it does, but how fast it does. The rate of degradation dictates the level of response you need. We will look at both extremes: fast degradation from weather emergencies and the insidious, slow degradation from standing water accumulating without calling attention to itself. (more…)