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How to Maintain Your Gutters to Prevent Rust, Leaks, and Blockage

September 17, 2018
How to Maintain Your Gutters to Prevent Rust, Leaks, and Blockage
It's easy to overlook just how much your gutters do to protect your building. Channeling water away might seem like a simple and routine function, but what your gutter system is really doing by finding proper drainage for rain and snow is protecting your roof, walls, and even your foundation from water damage. When gutters are working properly, we hardly notice them at all, but when they are rusted, leaky, or blocked, they can be a major headache. This is why it is important to perform routine cleaning and maintenance of your gutters and downspouts, restoring them if necessary, and to take preventative measures to protect your drainage system.....

Protecting Your Flat Commercial Roof from Snow and Ice

August 17, 2018
Protecting Your Flat Commercial Roof from Snow and Ice
We often take for granted the work our roofs do for us in winter. While we stay safe from routine events like snow and ice storms, the roofs above our heads bear the brunt of the elements. But the work they do takes its toll over time. Snow and ice accumulation can have devastating effects on a commercial roof, causing damage to roofing materials and weakening structural components. If you own or manage a building in a wintry climate, taking steps to protect your roof from ice and snow can save you a lot of money, effort, and energy. In this article, we'll discuss the hazards your roof faces in winter, and how you can prepare for them.....

What to Know about Protecting and Fixing Your Skylight

August 6, 2018
What to Know about Protecting and Fixing Your Skylight
Skylights are a popular feature of many commercial buildings. They are a great way to bring pleasant, natural lighting into commercial spaces that may necessarily have few windows, and they can help save on energy costs. However, as with any roofing fixture, skylights can be weakened by weather, age, or improper installation, compromising the integrity of your roof and exposing your building to the elements. In this article, we'll talk about the various hazards to skylights, how to repair a leaking skylight, and how to protect your skylight from damage and leaks.....

Protecting Your Commercial Roof from the Sun

July 10, 2018
Protecting Your Commercial Roof from the Sun
When we think about how nature can deliver a beating to our commercial roofs, we usually think about rain and wind. But in dry, hot climates, roofs face another of nature's challenges, one that can be just as devastating over time: the sun. Prolonged exposure to hot sun can take a serious toll on commercial roofs, weakening them through thermal shock and UV breakdown, and heating the building beneath them.....

Preparing Your Commercial Roof for Hurricane Season

June 25, 2018
Preparing Your Commercial Roof for Hurricane Season
Hurricanes are a serious threat to the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Historically, roughly three major hurricanes hit the United States every five years, and in recent years that average has increased. In 2017 alone, hurricanes caused roughly $282 billion in damage to the United States and the Caribbean, with one storm, Harvey, accounting for almost half that total in Texas and Louisiana. As hurricanes continue to threaten coastal states, property owners in these regions must reckon with the damage they can cause. No part of your building is more susceptible to hurricane damage than your roof, and special considerations should be made to help your roof weather the storm. Below, we'll talk about how to prepare your roof for hurricane season, and what to do if a major storm hits your area. ....