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 […]

Is Your Old Roof Costing You Money? Install a New Cool Roof!

  If your roof is 15 years old or more, chances are you’ll need to replace it soon. When you’re ready, Great Lakes Roofing would welcome the opportunity to propose a new cool roofing system. In addition to increased repair and maintenance costs on your old roof, if it’s a black membrane or built-up system, […]

Choose A Prefabricated Duro-Last Roof for a Hassle-Free Installation

Most single-ply roofing systems are delivered to the job site as roll goods that have to be positioned carefully on the rooftop to ensure a proper fit. They also require lots of manual labor to seam membrane sections together. For example, on a 50,000 square-foot roof, a typical roll-goods roofing system could require as much […]