Many Roof Leaks Are Caused by Mechanical Equipment

By Steven A. Mandzik – RRC, CDT As the in-house roof consultant in charge of more than 12 million square feet of roofing for a large property owner, I’ve had the advantage of managing the same roofs for many years. My associate and I have walked each of 400 roofs yearly to review their condition, […]

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Why Roof Maintenance is Problem Prevention

Why roof Maintenance is problem prevention

When it comes to your roof, an out of sight out of mind mentality can be dangerous. Roofs have one main purpose, to protect us and our assets. Like everything else we use and depend on daily , roofs need maintenance to stay strong and efficient. The article below, from RSI, puts the cost of […]

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Opportunities for Commercial Roofing Contractors

Opportunities for commercial roofing contractors

“The building owner is the most likely person to make the decision about the materials used for roof replacement projects (42 percent), while facility managers are most likely to make the call on the materials used for repairs (40 percent).” Roofing Contractor teamed up with BNP Media Market Research and GAF to conduct a study […]

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How Can Roof Coatings Save You Money

How can roof coatings save you money?

Tax & Energy Savings Receive up to $.60/sf based on total project (roof and/or walls) when you can show a reduction in energy consumption of 10% or more. The customer will need an energy calculation and a compliance statement for their file. We can assist with providing this documentation. Expense Deduction Year One Roof and […]

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Why should I waste money on a roof inspection? I don’t have any leaks…

Why are roof inspections important?

At some point in the past, you or someone in your position made a decision to spend a lot of money on a new roof. You were sold on all the positive attributes of that system and how it was going to outperform every other system you were considering. Now, years later…a leak? Why? This […]

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What Are the Benefits of Roof Coatings?

What are the benefits of roof coatings?

Sustainability is not necessarily a new concept within the roofing industry. But roofing systems—and roof coatings—are receiving increased attention and recognition, based on more stringent environmental regulations and building codes, increased concern for the environment, and bottom-line considerations. This focus on sustainability is good for the industry, and it provides opportunities for maintenance and engineering […]

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Reducing the Sun’s Impact on Your Roof Is Vital!

Reducing the sun's impact on your roof is vital!

One of the great aspects of fluid-applied roof restoration is the profound impact it can have on a building’s interior climate. Most commercial and industrial roofing membranes are not sufficiently designed to prevent heat absorption which occurs from constant exposure to the sun’s harsh UV rays. As a result, heat permeates throughout the roof structure […]

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Know the Limitations of the System

Know the limitations of the system!

Ask Questions I was with a contractor a couple of weeks ago that was having a problem with a system he had installed from ‘Brand X’. He mentioned that the building owner found pieces of the coating system in the parking lot after a recent storm. From just a general observation, everything looked great. But […]

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System View: Metal Roof Restoration with Met-A-Gard & Met-A-Gard+

Metal Roof Restoration

  New Met-A-Gard & Met-A-Gard+ System View Video We are pleased announce our newest System View video! This metal roof restoration project showcases the Met-A-Gard and Met-A-Gard+ roof restoration systems. We produce System View videos to show building owners and managers the installation process of American WeatherStar systems and to feature the many powerful and money-saving benefits […]

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How Roof Maintenance Can Work for You

The Importance of Roof Maintenance

The Importance of Roof Maintenance In 2006 RSI Magazine and GAF collaborated to build a reference manual for property managers, owners, architects, and specifiers. The articles they put together still remain relevant to this very day in stressing the importance of roof maintenance. Welcome to RSI Magazine’s Commercial Roofing Solutions pocket guide on roof maintenance—a […]

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