It’s Hail Season: What Does that Mean for Your Commercial Roof?

Hail causes damage amounting to billions of dollars’ worth of losses every year. Not surprising, given that hailstones can get pretty big – the largest on record in the US weighed almost two pounds. Spring and summer are peak hail seasons, especially in the Midwest, so, if you have a commercial building in that part […]

Best Roofing Contractor Practices

Your commercial roof is one of the most critical parts of the structure, and sooner or later it’s going to need replacing. When it does, it’s vital that you select the right contractor to do the work. Most post-roof-installation problems can be traced to contractor workmanship. Here are some considerations: Commercial roofing systems vary widely […]

Proper Drainage is Critical for the Health of Your Commercial Roof

Steep-sloped roofs that are typical for single-family homes, especially in the Midwest, obviously are constructed to let water easily flow off. Flat, commercial roofs, on the other hand, although originally built with at least a modest slope, are not always as efficient at drainage. This could be because of blockage or because parts of the […]

Commercial Roofing Maintenance in the Winter

Don’t stop thinking about maintenance for your commercial roof when the calendar rolls around to winter. Your roof keeps your facility protected during this harsh weather season; return the favor and make sure it’s able to provide watertight protection. Here are some things to keep in mind with respect to winter roof maintenance. Conduct occasional […]

The Snow on Your Commercial Roof is a Weighty Issue

If you own or manage a commercial property in the northern part of the US, you’re probably diligent about keeping it clear for customers and other building traffic. But the roof, being “out of sight, out of mind,” might get less of your attention. That can be a problem, as accumulated snow on the rooftop […]

Make Sure You’ve Got the Right Roofing Contractor on Your Team

A successful commercial roofing installation requires a team approach. As a building owner or manager, you should include yourself in that mix, along with someone from your maintenance staff and perhaps a person who handles your organization’s financial responsibilities. Depending on how big or complex a project is, companies might bring in an architect or […]

There’s Water on the Floor of Your Commercial Building. Now What? Get the right professionals involved. The moisture could be from any number of sources: Yes, it could be a roofing problem. But it could also come from a window that’s not sealed properly; burst pipes or another hard-to-locate plumbing failure; rooftop HVAC units that […]

Your Commercial Roof Is Watertight. What Else Does It Offer?

Your roof’s primary requirement is to keep your commercial building watertight and protected from the elements. And if you choose Great Lakes Roofing and Insulation to install your new roofing system, you can be confident that we’ll make that happen. But beyond that, what other benefits can you expect to see from your investment? Here […]