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Why Proper Drainage Is Crucial For A Healthy Flat Roof

Proper drainage for flat roof systems begins with an understanding that no commercial roof is truly flat—all are low-slope roofs. While they may appear flat, with no pitch to them, these commercial roofs must angle slightly to allow for drainage. Flat roof water drainage—more accurately, low-slope roof drainage—is a significant challenge for commercial property owners and managers.  […]

How Cooperative Purchasing Benefits Your Commercial Roof, Part Two

One of the best tips a contractor can give you is a sure path to saving money. That is why The Interlocal Purchasing System, or TIPS, is such a success among local governments, schools, and other governmental entities. It is also why your next commercial roofing project could be your avenue to other savings opportunities. (If you haven’t had a chance to read Part One of Cooperative Purchasing check it out here!)

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Why Preventive Maintenance Is Important For Your Commercial Roof

We are letting you know ahead of time, this is a trick question. Ready? Who typically performs preventive maintenance of your commercial property’s roof? It is a trick question because we have a good chance of already knowing the answer: your facilities crew. Sadly, that is also the wrong answer, for five reasons.  […]

Should I Get A New Flat Roof Before Installing Solar Panels?

Your commercial property is both a treasure and a nuisance, isn’t it? It protects your entire business. Yet it constantly requires diligent maintenance and no small outlay of capital. You have the brilliant idea to install solar panels and make the roof a greater asset. But now you ask yourself a new question: “Should I get a new low-slope roof installed before installing solar panels?” 

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Why A Flat Roof Without Ventilation Is Bad For Your Business

Our highways are less cluttered thanks to HOVs (high-occupancy vehicles); sports enthusiasts love their ATVs. How about an FOV? The FOV is a Fish-Operated Vehicle, and it really exists. Oh, don’t worry — FOVs won’t be crowding you out on the roads. But is a low-slope or flat roof without ventilation like a fish without a vehicle? No, a goldfish go-kart gives a chuckle but does no harm, while a low-slope roof without ventilation can destroy your business. Gulp!  […]

What You Need To Know About Commercial Roof Tax: 2022

If you own commercial property in Wappingers Falls, NY, or the surrounding Tri-State area, then you’ll know how expensive maintaining, repairing or installing a new roof can be. Fortunately, those costs can be considered overhead, which means you may be eligible for certain tax deductions. The following are some of the tax tips for commercial roofs you should keep in mind in 2022. […]

6 Things That Change Your Commercial Roof Replacement Costs

The budget line item, “commercial building roof replacement cost,” has probably haunted you through many a finance meeting. Before your next meeting, take a look at six things that affect your costs for the substantial but necessary expense of replacing your commercial roof.  […]

5 Things You Need To Know About The Best Industrial Roof Repair

Is a “flat roof” the same as a “low-slope” roof? How about “industrial” and “commercial” — are they different kinds of roofs? And who should you turn to when you have a need for industrial roof repair? We can tell you one place not to go: the roofer who does mostly residential roofing and squeezes in “commercial” roofing now and then. This is only some of what you need to know about getting the best industrial roof repair for your property.  […]

3 Main Things You Should Know About Commercial Roof Maintenance

The sage of the mountain is a perennial comic trope. But you don’t need to climb to the top of a mountain to hear words of wisdom from some guru — we can tell you right here, right now, the three main things to know regarding commercial roof maintenance for your property.  […]

The Benefits Of Having A Roof Hatch Installed On Your Flat Roof

Whether strategizing new construction, remodeling an existing property, or inheriting an “heirloom” industrial building, a roof hatch is a must for your property. A roof hatch provides safe and convenient access from within your building to your commercial roof. With an interior ladder, ship stair, or service stair to reach it, you and your facilities crew can climb through the roof hatch onto the low-slope or flat roof well away from the roof perimeter.  […]