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The Lost Guide to Your Roof

Discover the time tested and proven fundamentals to managing your roofing system as an investment. The Lost Guide to Your Roof is a timeless piece that has helped hundreds of building owners and managers lower maintenance expenses, slash/eliminate roof leaks, reduce their liabilities and save tens of thousands of dollars. It seemed these 4 simple steps have been lost to the sands of time, but we've brought them back to help you take control of your roofing investment. Pure and simple.

ANSI ES-1 Code Compliance

ANSI/SPRI ES-1 is a Wind Design Standard for roof edge systems used with low-sloped roofing systems. More commonly referred to as ES-1, is now a legal requirement with its adoption by the International Code Council for inclusion in the International Building Code. It is a comprehensive standard that…

Walkway Pads and Surfaces

Tremendous demands are being placed on the integrity of your roofing system. The roof stands as a ready platform to accept today’s broad array of environmental equipment including heating, air conditioning and ventilating equipment, window washing equipment, signs and displays. The utilization…

The Math Works

In July of 2010, a Florida industrial facility was approaching 22 years of age. Excluding the HVAC units, there had never been more than a couple of minor roof leaks at any given time. The vast majority of time, the facility was leak free during rain storms due to an aggressive MyRAMCON Gold Star Program.…

7 Day Guide to Turning Around Your Roofing Portfolio

It rains. The roof leaks. You sent out a roofer to fix the leak. Sound like a familiar tune? We bet it does, because that’s exactlywhat a majority of building owners and managers do on a continuous basis. Doesn’t it seem like this cycle continues without end? Roof leaks don’t need to…

Why is Maintenance So Important?

The number one cause of premature roof failure is neglect of routine maintenance. Water entering the building damages not only the roof, but what’s inside. Even a small hole can let a large amount of water into a roofing system, damaging interiors, merchandise, equipment, not to mention the work…

The Roofing-Mold Connection

Most owners and managers have begun to fully comprehend the potential ramifications of mold for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). These ramifications can manifest themselves as damaged building materials, degraded IAQ, sick building symptoms, and potential lawsuits. Mold commonly occurs in most organic…

Lessons in Roof Maintenance

With today’s busy schedules, it is easy to forget some of the most important aspects of facility management. The roof is one of the building’s most valuable assets. Not only does it protect the building, but it also safeguards all of the vulnerable occupants and sensitive materials within the structure.…

Roofing Maintenance With Tight Budgets

In these times of economic uncertainty, delaying a costly roof replacement project may not only be desired, it may be a financial necessity. Tough times call for innovative and proactive thinking in regards to the roof system. As the economic downturn squeezes budgets, facility executives should…

Beyond the Roof Warranty

The goal of a warranty is to assure a quality roof. But the truth is, a warranty never kept a building dry. The best way to keep a roof functional is to be sure it is designed and installed correctly in the first place and then maintained. What does this mean? First, don’t rely on just the manufacturer’s…

Inheriting a Neglected Roof

If you are a building owner or manager who takes the reins of a facility that’s been neglected, there are 3 important steps to undertake. In trying to transition from a reactive to a proactive system of roof maintenance—where there has been no budget for maintenance and there are too many problems…

Single-Ply Roofing (TPO & PVC) Maintenance: It’s Common Sense

The use of highly reflective single-ply roofing membranes (TPO & PVC in particular) has been growing in popularity for commercial and institutional applications in Florida. This growth arises from an increased focus in facilities on energy efficiency, sustainability, ease of installation,…

The Fountain Of Youth – Extending Roof Service Life

Many have searched for the secret of longevity since explorer Ponce de Leon’s famous Florida pursuit of the elusive fountain of youth. During these difficult economic times, building owners and facilities managers are especially interested in the quest for longevity when it applies to extending…