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…)
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…)
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…)
Flat roofs are extremely popular for many commercial properties. They install 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.
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…)
Re-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…)
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…)