Many commercial property managers are unfamiliar with the roofing material that protects their business. If you do not know the difference between PVC and TPO, this message is for you! Today we dive into the popular waterproofing flat roof materials. What are they? What are the benefits each one provides? Who manufactures them? Let’s go behind the scenes to uncover the story behind each protective covering.(more…)
Theoretical questions are seldom helpful in the hectic daily work of managing a commercial property. Yet you can hope your facilities crew is asking a rhetorical question if they say, “Can you patch a waterproofing membrane?” That question comes up because, somehow, the waterproofing membrane on your property’s roof has failed. This is a headache you don’t want, often have, and can seldom cure in-house.(more…)
Sunny Florida is actually all wet. Oakland Park, for example, gets a staggering 62 inches of rain a year according to Sperling’s Best Places. All that water has to go somewhere, and your commercial building’s roof is a big target. Mold, mildew, ruined roofs — these are just three of the many problems water can cause in your commercial property. When you hire a roofer with expertise in waterproofing, you get three big benefits that protect your building.(more…)
Potato, po-tah-to; tomato, to-mah-to. Some words seem different just by their pronunciation, but with roof waterproofing, silicone is not silicon. And silicone is the absolute best rooftop waterproofing for low-slope roofs. It is not right for steep-slope roofs, however. The answer to, “What is the best waterproofing?” is really two answers: low-slope and steep-slope roofs.(more…)
No commercial property owners have ever complained about having idle time on their hands. You have a lot to get done, never enough time, and never enough resources. So for keeping on top of roof maintenance, consider these five steps to building a better roof maintenance inspection checklist.(more…)
Rules of thumb proliferate in every industry, including commercial roofing. Planning a yearly budget, most facilities managers or property owners may base the next year’s maintenance budget on last year’s budget. That may not always be the best approach.(more…)
Several factors affect how frequently you arrange roof maintenance from your local, reliable commercial roof contractor. Experts will tell you the age of your roof, your typical weather patterns, and the composition of your roof all mesh to dictate whether you arrange annual or semiannual maintenance and inspection visits.(more…)
When did you stop learning? We hope the answer is, “I haven’t,” because a commercial property manager must keep up to date on every aspect of the job. Does your commercial roofer care about your education? Does your commercial roofer try to help you, or does the roofer take advantage of your ignorance? Here are some ways to measure the respect your roofer has for your knowledge.