Commercial Roofing Blog

Commercial Roofing Blog

4 Consequences of Ignoring Ponding Water on Your Flat Roof

Ponding is the occurrence of water pooling on flat roofs after storms, snow melts, or heavy rains, but do you know about the types of damage that water is causing when left unrepaired? Roof systems are simply not designed to hold water. Even “flat” roofs contain a slight slope to maintain positive drainage. Ponding water […]

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5 Commercial Roofing Best Practices to Follow in 2017

It’s a new year so you have a clean slate to begin improving management of one of the most expensive building assets to maintain: your commercial roof. Follow these best practices and watch the savings accumulate while you also free up time to spend on other building priorities. Where better to begin than with safety. […]

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A Scientific Approach to Commercial Roofing

There’s a science to roofing and we’re at the head of the class. We’ve essentially put our 117 years of “we’ve seen it all” experience into a database, invested in the latest technology, and outfitted our laboratory with state-of-the art equipment and expert scientists. Science is central to each aspect of our business; from the […]

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(Part 2 of 2) Time management: Jim Tressel’s 6 Keys for Time Management Success

Football coaches are notorious for the long hours they keep during the season. And despite wearing a different hat now as president of Youngstown State University, former college head football coach Jim Tressel said he sees similarities in the challenges he faces to best manage his time. Tressel, who shares a connection to the Mahoning […]

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(Part 1 of 2) Time management: Does your calendar mesh with your values and priorities?

If you really want to know what someone values, check their calendar and their checkbook. So says Jim Tressel, president of Youngstown State University (YSU) and former national champion head football coach at both YSU and The Ohio State University. Tressel, who shares a connection to the Mahoning Valley with Simon Roofing, which is headquartered […]

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Oh, the horror of a roof leak

A roof leak can be downright scary. Scarier still, however, is the consequential damage, the downtime, the slip-and-fall hazard, and – gulp – the bill you’ll ultimately get to fix everything if you let an obvious problem with your commercial roof go untreated for too long. Timely intervention with roof matters is always the way […]

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Exterior Transformations Can Improve Function as Well as Aesthetics

Beauty and brains, an ideal combination of character traits for your … commercial building.

Advances in engineered building materials for walls and flooring surfaces prove you no longer have to choose between aesthetics and function. Now you can have both.

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Savvy facility managers are considering roof asset management

We see it all too often. A commercial roof that’s replaced could have been repaired or restored to watertight condition with a fraction of the expense and business disruption. In fact, 85% of roofs are replaced unnecessarily, due to bad information.* Tearing off and replacing roofs when there’s still useful life to them is an […]

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Case Study: Concrete Facelift

Client: Major National Retailer Challenge: Improve the appearance of an aged, worn concrete entryway without impeding access to the building during construction. Objective: Rebuild and extend the life of the existing concrete entryway in a cost-effective, efficient manner. Outcome: The area in need of repair was heavily used and relied on by employees and visitors. […]

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Where’s the water coming from if not from a roof leak?

One of the biggest frustrations a facility manger experiences is when he spends money on a major expense like a roof replacement only to see evidence of water entry reoccur a short time later. How could this happen? Well, it’s been our observation after many service calls of this nature that the original “leak” wasn’t […]

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