Blogs related to roof leak issues, repairing and diagnosing roof leaks.

How Roof Leaks Affect Your Bottom Line

Maintaining a roof or planning a roof replacement can be a major investment and it can seem quite acceptable to put it off and use that bucket for just a little longer. I mean what can it really hurt? You’d be surprised. Ignoring roof leaks can end up costing you more in the long run in ways you may not have even considered. Here are a few items to think about on how roof leaks can affect your bottom line.

3 Problems Caused by Trapped Moisture in Roofing Systems

When roof leaks occur there are many times when the leaks go unnoticed for an extended period of time. Insulation in the roof system typically soaks up moisture prior to entering the building interior. The leak saturates the insulation and then shows up on the interior of the building. Unfortunately by this point the integrity of the roof insulation has been compromised. Leaking conditions can have severe effects on the roofing system as well as other building components.

How Much Snow Can My Roof Hold?

Are you wondering just how much snow your roof can hold? Did you know that just 1 foot of snow can weigh anywhere from 3 lbs. to 21 lbs. per square foot? A building’s structure is only designed to hold a certain amount of load. So what actually happens when your roof gets too much weight on it and becomes over-stressed? How can you tell if you might be in an unsafe environment? Here is a quick list of a few indicators that you may need to move to a safer place.

Your Tenant, Your Roofer, Your Money – Why Having a Preferred Roofer is Important

Roof replacements can be expensive. So why let your tenants choose who works on your roof? Even if this seems like a good way to reduce your responsibility it can just lead to a bigger headache down the road that will most definitely be your responsibility. Tenant contractors can end up costing YOU more than you might think. Here are 4 reasons to consider having a preferred roofer for your tenants to contact.

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Solve Roof Drainage Issues and Improve the Performance of your HVAC Units with Elevated Unit Stands

What if we told you that you could solve roof drainage issues and improve the performance of your HVAC units with just one simple installation? Sound too good to be true? Guess again and say hello to the beauty of elevated rooftop unit stands! These elevated unit stands have many hidden benefits for facilities managers and building owners. These sets of dunnage can be retrofitted into existing roof systems or they can be installed as part of a roof replacement or installation project with little to no extra cost.

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The Importance of Rooftop Grease Containment for Restaurant and Kitchen Roofs

We all understand the importance of regular roof maintenance in order to get the most out of your roof. However there are certain situations that call for extra roof maintenance such as roof systems that house grease emitting exhaust fans. Grease contamination on your roof opens you up to unnecessary liabilities, safety hazards, code violations and expensive repairs or replacement. Learn how to prevent these issues from occurring with preventative maintenance and rooftop grease containment systems.

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The Mystery of a Roof Leak

An ongoing roof leak can be a frustrating situation. I mean how hard can it really be for your roofer to find a roof leak? Sometimes it can be more difficult than you may think. Learn more about typical roof leak investigation, problems that make these roof leaks harder to find and tools roofers use to locate hard to find roof leaks.

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Weighing in on Ballasted Roof Systems: Costly Issues You Need to Understand

When you are considering a new roof a ballasted roof system can seem like a good way to save money on the install but there are costly disadvantages to this sort of system. Repairs can present certain challenges and your roof has to be protected from what's holding it down in the first place. What can be even worse is when the ballast is removed from an area and not replaced. Check out our article and video on ballasted roof systems before you find yourself between a rock and a roof leak.

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D.I.Y. …R.? Rubber Roof Repair Slideshow

Two of the most important aspects of rubber roof repair and maintaining an EPDM roof system are the selection of the correct repair materials and the proper preparation of the area to be repaired. Using improper materials or methods to repair and maintain your EPDM roof system can lead to damages to the roof membrane as well as a reduced life expectancy and premature failure of the roof system. Learn how to make proper rubber roof repairs in our latest installment of D.I.Y.R.!

What is causing my roof leak?

Roof leaks present multiple challenges for homeowners and building owners. Sometimes determining the source of the roof leak can be an even greater challenge. The source of the roof leak on the outside rarely matches where the leak shows on the inside. This leads to a good deal of frustration in attempting to repair the leak. Locating the source of a roof leak is not an exact science. It is a process of elimination due to the fact that a roof leak may have several contributing factors and may not always be the direct result of one specific problem associated with the roof.

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