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Get a Load of This: Snow on Your Commercial Roof

It’s bound to happen: a seasonal news story – or many – about a commercial roof collapsing because of the weight of several inches of recently fallen snow. The collapse isn’t the result of a failure of the roof, but the structure beneath it that couldn’t hold up to the additional weight of the snow. […]

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A Few Fun Commercial Roofing Facts

Your roof is an awesome component of your commercial building – providing watertight protection, season after season for (hopefully) 15 years or more. Here are a few tidbits of information about commercial roofing that you might find interesting. Your flat commercial roof isn’t exactly flat. At least, you should hope that it isn’t. All roofs […]

Commercial Roofing Options

When it comes to commercial roofing, building owners have lots of options. Built-up roofing (BUR) systems have been in use in the U.S. for more than a century. They are so named because they are essentially “built” on the rooftop by the contractor, by alternating multiple layers of asphalt or tar between layers of felt […]

PVC vs. TPO – Which Flat White Roofing Is Best?

Which type of flat white roofing is best? As a building owner, understanding your roofing system will help you to make better decisions when it’s time for repairs and for scheduling regular maintenance. You may have purchased your commercial building after the roof was installed, so how much do you know about the type of […]

4 Cost-Related Questions to Ask as You’re Considering a New Commercial Roof

If you’re in the market for a new commercial roof, there are many cost-related issues to consider before selecting the type of system you need and the contractor to install it. Here are some questions to think about. Is your roofing project a relatively simple re-cover or does it need an expensive tear-off, new insulation, […]

Lesser-Known Consequences of Commercial Roof Leaks

Aside from the inconvenience and cost of repairing leaks in your commercial roofing system, there are some potentially higher expenses that may come your way if those leaks aren’t dealt with quickly and effectively. Here are a few cases. Roof leaks can result in water on your floor, and standing water on any surface – […]

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 […]