6 Eco-Friendly Roofing Tips To Consider For Your Commercial Roof Replacement

As a small business owner, saving money on your energy costs is one of the best ways to keep your bottom line as low as possible.  Believe it or not, your roof is responsible for about 25 percent of your business’s energy loss. Over time, this contributes to an increase in your energy bills, heating costs, and the overall comfort of your building. So, if there was a way to make your commercial roof more eco-friendly, wouldn’t you want to?

Luckily, new eco-friendly roofing materials can help to significantly improve your building’s energy efficiency while also protecting the structure from the elements.

That means more savings for your business and less downtime due to leaks and water damage repairs.

Read on to learn how industry professionals are working to make roofing options as eco-friendly as possible.

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10 Essential Questions To Ask Your Commercial Roofing Contractors Before Signing Off On A Project

Are you ready to sign off on that commercial roof repair you budgeted for? Don’t begin the project until you ask your roofing contractors these 10 questions.

Unemployment is hovering around 4% and that near-record low number means business is booming! Consumers are spending more money and smart business owners are making investments in their organization’s long-term success.

One of the best investments you can make in your business is ensuring that your commercial building(s) are looking and running their absolute best, and one way to achieve that is to ensure that your roof is in optimal condition.

So, if you’re thinking of leveraging today’s up-market to make investments in your roof, here are some important questions to ask roofing contractors before hiring them on.

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A Guide to the Pros and Cons of Different Commercial Roofs Types

What’s in a roof?

A lot more than you might think! There are various commercial roofing materials available to serve the needs of various business types. While none of them are necessarily bad products, each has their own pros and cons and is more suited to certain situations.

Let’s take a look at some of the popular commercial roofing materials and talk about their strengths and weaknesses.

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Top 7 Most Common Commercial Roofing Types

What’s the weather like today? If you can tell it’s hot and sunny (or raining!) just by sitting inside your windowless office, it may be time to look at the well-being of your commercial roofing system.

When shopping the market for a new roof, the most important thing to keep in mind is the overall health of the building. Factors like the longevity of the roof, typical weather variations and energy efficiency are critical.

Each commercial roof type has its pros and cons, and making a decision is more difficult than ever before due to the variety of options available.

Read on to learn about the seven most common options, and what environments they are best suited for.

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Snow Load on Roof? 4 Keys To Prevent Roof Collapse

Snowstorms aren’t just a good excuse to drink your weight in hot chocolate and call off work for the day.

While heavy snow can certainly be enjoyable, if you own or operate a business, those days also come with a certain amount of risk. Yes, you already know that shoveling your parking lot is important, but you should also be aware of the serious impact a heavy snow load can have on your roof!

In this post, we’ll tell you the best ways to handle the results of heavy snow and discuss how to connect with top roofing professionals who can help not only complete flat roof snow removal, but also inspect and maintain your roof throughout the year.

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Understanding Roof Maintenance for Commercial Buildings

The roofing industry as a whole has experienced double-digit growth in the last five years, in part due to numerous weather events causing damage to buildings across the United States.

Regular roof maintenance can help reduce the likelihood of damage in extreme weather and also means you that don’t have to join a waiting list for a new roof when the need finally arises.

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6 Signs of Roof Damage You Should Never Ignore

The demand for commercial roof repair (and, consequently, repair products) is on the rise and not expected to slow down any time soon!

In Freedonia’s 2016 study, as much as 1.6 percent of growth each year for repair products through the year 2020 was projected, valued at $7.8 billion dollars. So what’s all this mean?

Roof damage is expensive! Although repairs are avoidable when precaution is taken, all too often business owners wait until damage appears instead of implementing a maintenance plan.

Typically, by the time a leak makes its way inside, the cost of repair has already reached thousands of dollars. (Location, severity, and the materials involved will determine the size of the repair bill.)

So, don’t wait idly until you spot a puddle on your conference room floor. Have a professional assess your commercial roof to look for these six signs of roof damage:

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7 Commercial Roof Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Roof

A roof is the most critical part of any structure, and keeping you roof in good repair should be a top priority in order to extend its life or prolong the need for full replacement.

As with any building (commercial or residential), it’s important to keep all drains clear of debris and, of course, to have a reliable, professional roof repair company on hand. If problems arise, you need to be prepared to take action.

So, what else should you consider when it comes to roof maintenance? Keep reading! We’ve compiled the industry’s top preventative maintenance tips for you to keep in your back pocket.

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