Commercial Roof Maintenance: A Proactive Approach

If you are a building owner or facility manager, roofing costs have always been among your major concerns. In its January report, Reed Construction Data indicated that a faster-than-projected economic recovery will accelerate commercial construction activity and push materials prices even higher than general inflation. Combined with today’s soaring energy costs, it’s clear that managing commercial roofing costs is critical, especially for owners and facility managers with multiple buildings. Education and strategic budget planning are the best defense to managing a building.

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Commercial Roofing Replacement Products

When deciding what product to choose when commercial roofing replacement is necessary, there are several factors that need to be considered, keeping in mind that certain products may be best suited for certain applications and that not all products can be considered equal.

Let us discuss some of the factors that should be considered, assuming we are talking about a flat roof area:

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Pillars of excellence…what makes your contractor what they are?

Everyone knows the importance of choosing a good roofing contractor. But, not many people know how to find this kind of expert. Since your roof is a big investment, you can’t trust just anyone to handle it. When shopping for a contractor, you’ll come across many roofers who claim to be the best.  It’s up to you to choose the contractor you feel confident about.

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How does your roof measure up?

As the onset of the 2014 rainy and hurricane season is upon us….There’s nothing like repeated rains to make you aware of the protection your roofs provide. Even the most reliable roofing systems have trouble holding on in the face of repeated winds and rains like we have had over the past few weeks.

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Preparing Your Commercial Property for the 2014 Storm Season

The storm season is upon us and it is important for every property owner to take all the necessary precautions to prevent roof damage. For those who live in Florida, a well established roofer in the area, Roofing Concepts Limited (RCU), in partnership with Roof Doctors South Florida, Inc (RDSF), has taken the initiative to closely monitor the start of the 2014 hurricane season and advice residents on the steps to take in order to lessen roof damage.

According to major predictions, this year’s storm season is expected to be very active. The damage caused by a storm usually depends on its path and intensity when it makes landfall. Active storms are characterized by heavy rainfall, flooding and high winds among other factors. Due to fallen trees, the really strong winds and blown debris, active storms usually cause severe roof damage or even roof failure especially if the property owner did not do anything to prepare for the hurricane. When the roof is blown away completely, it may result in interior and structural damage.

Once a roof is damaged during the storm, efforts to repair it immediately may turn futile. After the storm, issues such as power loss, fallen debris or any other obstacle on top of the roofing system may hinder proper roof repairs. Property owners have to wait a while longer in order to have their roofs restored.

Emergency roof repairs must be handled by a company with the skill, equipment and experience to respond quickly and safely to customers. Roofing Concepts Limited and its affiliate company Roofing Doctors of South Florida have come up with a comprehensive storm plan that will help them provide quick and effective roofing solutions after the storm. This plan focuses on preparedness including the manpower, equipment and materials that they will need immediately once the storm is over. The two companies have a team of roofing contractors who are trained on how to provide emergency repairs.

The contractors will step in and perform emergency repairs that prevent further water intrusion if the roof is damaged. These repairs will also give them adequate time to assess the situation and the extent of overall damage before they determine whether the roof needs repairs or a replacement. They will also do what it takes to mitigate additional water damage if it still rains after the storm passes.

Storms are not rare in the tri-county area and that is why local roofers like RCU and RDSF are prepared with the best response team in the area. Remember that roofers cannot provide their services while the storm is active because the weather is too risky for anyone to be outside or on the roof. The local roofers have established an emergency cell phone line (954) 214-4025 which residents of the tri-county area can use to reach them in case the land line service is disrupted. Roofing Concepts Limited will respond to all messages and return all calls from clients once the storm passes. As a property owner, the best you can do is to be safe and well prepared before the storm. Please contact us.

Tips to Ensure your Roof is Ready for the Hurricane Season

Hurricanes are a deadly kind of storm. They are characterized by strong winds, torrential rainfall. These devastating winds can cause so much damage especially if your roof was not in perfect condition. The Good thing is you can minimize the damage by taking measures to prepare your roof in time.

Regular roof inspections are very important especially if you live in an area that experiences extreme weather conditions. Your roof is very vulnerable to extensive damage so when a slight issue is not repaired fast, it can escalate and become very expensive to repair. You need to look for a contractor who will step in and perform a visual inspection of your roof.

For starters, ask your roofing contractor to advise in the kind of issues that need to be fixed immediately. For instance, missing or loose asphalt shingles or tiles need to be replaced immediately. If left like that during the hurricane, they can promote leaking and excessive damage on both the interior and exterior of the building if the materials become airborne missiles.

Secondly, consider maintaining your roofing system in order to enhance durability. Maintaining doesn’t have to be expensive. However, for the job to be done in the right way you may need to pay more than what you anticipated. Maintaining your roof gives it a better chance of withstanding the devastating winds of a hurricane.

Additionally, you need to inspect the edges and perimeters of your roofing system. The devastating winds of a hurricane can get under the edges and loosen the roof system creating a domino effect that can cause a lot of damage. you still need to inspect it before the hurricane season and ensure everything is in order.

It is important to maintain the structural integrity of a home or building by taking all the right measures to prepare for a natural disasterThe flying roofing materials during a hurricane can threaten human life. You may have to spend some money on roof inspections and repairs but it will be totally worthwhile.

Performing annual roofing inspections on your own can be dangerous and difficult for most buildings If you don’t feel comfortable doing your own roof inspections, you should hire a licensed contractor whom you trust to do all the roofing inspections and repairs for you. Shop around for the best roofing contractors in your area and make sure they have a reputation for offering the best service. Look for a roofing company with the skill and experience in serving property owners in your area. Repairing your roofing system can be costly but it is worthwhile in the long run.

Take the time to contact a contractor who will advise you on how to secure your roof before a hurricane. You need to have peace of mind that your roof is well secured when the hurricane strikes.Please contact us.

Commercial Roofing Tips

Have you recently noticed a roofing problem in your commercial building? It is important to take the necessary measures to avoid wasting time and money and prevent extensive damage. Commercial roofing is quite complicated and that’s why the following tips can come in handy.

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Residential Roofing Mistakes to Avoid

Your home’s roof should be the number one priority when it comes to home improvement projects. There is no point of placing so much emphasis on remodeling rooms like the bathroom, kitchen and living area while the roof is compromised. You don’t have a home if there’s no roof over your head. That brings us to the importance of residential roofing.

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