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FIVE MUST-ASK QUESTIONS TO SCREEN INDUSTRIAL ROOFING COMPANIES

If you need to be reminded about one of your building’s most expensive assets, all you have to do is look up. A roof may represent a small percentage of an industrial building’s initial construction cost, but maintaining it over the course of the building’s lifetime can demand a significant amount of time and expense. […]

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Back to School – 22 roofing terms to know: test your knowledge!

Properly maintaining and managing your restaurant or retail facility’s roof can be tough. Having a basic knowledge of a roof’s components will help you communicate easier with your roofing provider and be more knowledgeable when it comes to inspections and invoices. Even the most experienced facility managers who may claim to have “seen it all” […]

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Anatomy of a Roof Leak – 9 ways water can be entering your building other than from a roof leak.

The telltale signs are there. A puddle on the floor. Stains on a ceiling tile. An active drip. So how is the water getting in? It must be a roof leak, right? Maybe. That’s certainly the first inclination in many cases. But first a little homework might be in order. Before incriminating your roof and […]

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Roofing Warranties – Effective warranties are about coverage, not duration

  On the surface, it would appear the trend of commercial roofing warranty lengths extending to 20 or more years in duration should really put a facility owner’s mind at ease, right? Unfortunately, a problem lies in that many buyers of roofing systems fail to look beyond the surface of what the warranty’s coverage terms […]

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Timely Mitigation of Hail Damage Blows the Roof Off of Status Quo

When it comes to hail damage or another major weather event, the insurance industry might benefit from the “an ounce of prevention can equal a pound of cure” philosophy used in the healthcare world. Let’s say a person has a simple respiratory infection. They can go to the doctor for a diagnosis and often times […]

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How to Address 5 Consequences of Roof Leaks

Roof leaks. The mother of all maintenance concerns that property managers and building owners face. Roof leaks equate to time and expenses that you might not have budgeted for. They’re a nuisance to deal with so when you spot a potential problem during a routine inspection, you might be tempted to put off the repair […]

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Roofing Redux – Defer major roof expenses by extending the life of the roof you have.

So many maintenance needs. So few budget dollars. Facility executives have limits on what they can spend on building maintenance, and big-ticket items like unexpected roofing expenses can quickly eat those up. The operations and maintenance category represents the greatest expense in owning and operating a facility over its lifecycle, according to the National Institute […]

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Proactive Roof Maintenance – Why medium box stores need roof asset management

A roof is taken for granted until something goes wrong – and that something is usually a leak. When a leak occurs, the facility manager’s priorities are often limited to the specific repair, so the rest of the roof is forgotten until another leak is discovered and the budget takes another hit. This reactive cycle […]

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High & Dry – Keep your roof leak-free on a budget.

When you break down what you really want to get out of your roof, it’s basically as simple as (1) avoiding leaks, and (2) minimizing costs to maintain it. You want predictable performance and budget certainty. You want to prevent surprises, which in “roof language” typically equates to huge capital outlays that you weren’t planning […]

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Breaking the Reactive Roof Cycle – A look at roof asset management, repairs and restorations.

The traditional approach to managing a roof portfolio has always been somewhat reactive: Wait until a roof leak occurs, fix just that leak and then wait for the next leak to happen. Building owners and managers using this reactive approach often find that over time the costs of roofing needs end up exceeding their planned […]

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