When you own a commercial or industrial building, you have to weigh many factors to keep your building in good working order. When it comes time to replace your flat roof, the color of the membrane that protects your building might not be on the top of your mind, but maybe it should be.
With everything else a business owner has to worry about, it’s easy to understand how annual maintenance of their commercial roof can fall by the wayside. However, the failure to find and correct minor roof defects and deterioration in their earliest stages is the greatest cause of roof damage. Whether you are making repairs or need to replace part or all of your roof, now is a great time to implement a maintenance plan for the entire year.
Commercial building owners can benefit from new tax rules affecting the expensing of new roofs and other qualified property. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 expanded Section 179 expensing to include improvements to nonresidential buildings and increased the amount that can be expensed on qualifying real property.
Roofing Contractor recently released its annual State of the Industry Report and Survey 2018. The survey, which has been conducted for the past 10 years to gauge the status of the North American roofing industry, examines trends, products, technology and challenges.
As a commercial building owner, do you recognize signs that your flat roof is in need of repair? How do you determine whether it is more cost-effective to replace your roof? In two brief, animated, whiteboard videos, we answer these questions and more.
What do you do when you need to replace your commercial roof a portion of the roof is inaccessible…even dangerous to approach? That’s exactly the situation that Bar Processing, a Wickliffe, Ohio-based steel bar processor, found itself in two years ago.
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A roof blow-off is a disaster that no commercial building owner wants to experience. This unfortunate incident can occur when the commercial roof system fails entirely, or sufficiently enough to allow the system to be completely freed from the roof surface, exposing the structural decking to the elements and allowing rain or snow to directly enter the building in catastrophic fashion.
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Though often overlooked in the grand scale of a roof replacement, there are three essential tools that no commercial roofer can do without: the hand welder, the safety harness and – obvious as it may sound – your everyday ladder.
In past blogs, we have addressed instances when applying a coating on a commercial roof can help building owners get by in the short-term. However, far too often we at Roberts Roofing Company see coatings viewed as a “miracle in a can.” Roof coatings should not be used as a Band-Aid approach to patch over persisting commercial roof problems.
Commercial roofing is an intricate and technical job. One major piece of equipment necessary for almost every roof application job is an overhead crane called a boom truck. The boom truck is a cornerstone of any commercial roofing company, and the lack of one will likely cost you, the customer, in the long run.