Every commercial property owner needs to be concerned about roof maintenance.
Sometimes a small up-front investment pays off. Though the tale has shape-shifted over time, New College (part of Oxford University) replaced its 1371 dining hall’s massive oak roofing timbers by harvesting mighty oaks planted hundreds of years earlier for just such a renovation. Atlas Obscura points out that the tiny acorns were given plenty of time — around 492 years — to reach the sizes needed for the 1863 restoration. A small investment of time and money for roof maintenance can pay off for facilities managers, too. […]
As a commercial property owner or manager in the Northeast, you not only have to contend with wear and damage done to your roof by rain, wind and sun, you also have to factor in the effects of frozen precipitation like snow, sleet and ice. If you don’t have a strategy in place for snow management, your building is at risk of serious leaks and water damage, or a partial or complete roof failure and collapse.
To protect your property during the winter months, you should implement these actions that are critical components of roof maintenance plans here in the Northeast:
As a commercial building owner or manager, you no doubt have your hands full with all the day-to-day responsibilities of property management. One way to simplify your job and make your life easier is to partner with a reputable local commercial roofer to create a maintenance plan for your property. Roof maintenance plans can bring […]
You might think since your commercial roof isn’t new, there isn’t much point implementing a maintenance plan. However, getting started with regular maintenance now can offer benefits like minimizing future repair expenses, preserving your building’s energy efficiency to keep heating and cooling costs in check, and preventing leaks that damage the building’s structure, interior and contents like equipment, furnishings or inventory. Putting a roof maintenance plan into action in 2018 can also extend the useful life of your roof and delay the need for a costly replacement by:
The arrival of the new year is worth celebrating, because it means there are only roughly three more months of harsh winter weather that can adversely affect the roof on your commercial property. Taking the following three actions this January can help keep your roof in the best possible condition now and all year long:
A typical New England winter produces a lot of snow, and this kind of precipitation can cause significant problems on a commercial or industrial roof. Here are some of the most common snow-related issues that can wreak havoc on your roof: […]
Winter weather can take a toll on your commercial building’s flat roof, and the amount of snow we get here in the northeast is particularly concerning because of the stress that its weight puts on the roof. Learning about your roof’s snow load and the potential impact it has on the structure can help you avert costly damage to your roof and the building it protects.
As a commercial property owner or manager, one of your main priorities is protecting the value of your property’s assets. Since your roof is a costly building component that shields the entire structure from the weather, it makes good fiscal sense to develop a sound strategy for roof care. An experienced commercial roofing specialist is your best source for advice on the exact care your roof needs, but in general, an effective strategy includes regular inspections, routine maintenance, timely repairs, effective preservation measures and planning for a future replacement. […]
If you’re not prepared, our Connecticut winter weather can wreak havoc on your commercial roof and cause structural deterioration, water damage or even a devastating roof collapse. While you can’t control the weather, you can minimize the harm it does to your roof, building, and contents by taking these steps: […]