Top 10 Reasons Roof Systems Fail

There are lots of reasons why a roof system might fail, requiring premature replacement. Of course, every roof system begins to age and deteriorate from the moment it’s installed. We’re not talking about failure of a system that’s simply come to the end of its useful life. We’re talking about the roof systems that fail (leak) before they make it to the end of their intended service life.

Top 10 Countdown

Here are the top 10 reasons why a roof system might fail before it’s [Click on title to continue reading...]

What to Expect from a Roof Audit

So you’ve decided to take a proactive approach to managing your roof assets. No more waiting to see water trickling in to give your roofs some much-needed attention. You’ve hired an independent roof consultant to manage your buildings’ roofs. Good move. Now what?

The first step will more than likely be to schedule a roof audit for all of your buildings’ roof assets. What does that mean? Today we’ll take a look at a step-by-step breakdown of the work involved in putting together [Click on title to continue reading...]

6 Questions to Ask Your Roofing Professional

There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.

~Charles Proteus Steinmetz

Owners and managers of commercial and industrial buildings have a lot of options when it comes to choosing partners to help them manage and maintain all aspects of their facilities. One of the key partners they need to select is someone with the knowledge and experience to properly manage their roof assets. A compromised roof system can lead to so many other problems that costs [Click on title to continue reading...]

Roof Management Options for Facilities Managers and Owners

Never has it been more difficult for a facility manager or owner to determine a proper and cost effective solution for their roofing needs. There are literally hundreds of different roofing systems, configurations, and roof managment business models throughout the industry. It’s easy to fall victim to a variety of sales schemes out there – some old, some new, and fresh money-making schemes coming to market regularly. How can you find a knowledgeable, reliable partner to help you mange your [Click on title to continue reading...]

Is It Too Late for a Pre-Winter Roof Inspection?

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The 2011 winter solstice is almost upon us. Winter officially arrives on December 22, marking the shortest day and longest night of the year. What does that mean for your roof assets?

Normally, we highly recommend that every commercial and industrial roof should be inspected prior to the onset of winter. Once the seasonal deep freeze sets in, it’s much more difficult for roofing professionals to get on roofs, to properly assess their condition, and to perform remedial work.

But what if you’ve been [Click on title to continue reading...]