Have you ever done an internet search on contractor or construction horror stories?
If you have, it wouldn’t surprise me if you could never trust another contractor again. There are many horror stories out there. Unfortunately, they are surprisingly common. Here are a few:
Do you, like so many Americans, love to watch HGTV or other home improvement shows?
It’s satisfying to see an ugly, outdated home get a facelift, in fast-forward. It’s a little bit like going through your own remodel without any of the hassles or waiting.
Whether you are having your roof or windows replaced, remodeling your kitchen or embarking on some other home remodeling project, there will still be work involved for you even if you aren’t doing the remodeling yourself.
If you are having a new commercial flat roof installed or are taking care of an existing flat roof system, you need to have a maintenance plan in place.
Your building or buildings are an essential part of your investment. It is a sensible decision to have preventative maintenance as part of your yearly plan.
Preventative maintenance will ensure you make timely repairs to prevent higher costs. Additionally, preventative maintenance will help to keep your employees, tenants, and team members safe.
We’ve talked a lot about flat roofs and how they are different from pitched roofs. Both the way flat roofs are designed, and also the materials and processes that are used to build them are different from sloped roofs.
If you live in a building or home or own a commercial building that was designed with a flat roof, the chances are good that it was designed that way on purpose.
However, in construction anything is possible! There may be compelling reasons to change the pitch of your roof, even if your reason is just that you like the look of a pitched roof better.
Although we typically see flat roofing on industrial and commercial buildings, and sloped roofs reserved for residential buildings, there are many situations where the reverse is true.
Some commercial buildings, however large, are designed with sloped roofs. They require the same expertise and safety precautions as a residential roof, but on a larger scale.
Do you have a commercial flat roof? Have you considered adding a rooftop garden, terrace or deck?
Perhaps you need more outdoor space for your business. Or your restaurant business is expanding and you’re not sure where to put extra seating.
A rooftop garden may sound like a great solution. However, you are not sure if the roof structure can support it.
The good news is that, in construction, many things are possible.
Flashing is one of the most essential components of your roofing system. It plays one of the most crucial roles in maintaining a watertight barrier between your building and the weather outside. To do this, it has to be installed correctly.
Whether you are a commercial building owner, manager and maintenance person all in one, it’s up to you to stay educated about your commercial roof.
Since commercial roofing can experience several typical problems over time, you need to know what to look for and when the signs point toward a need for professional intervention.
It’s the last kind of a headache you want to deal with as a building owner: a leaking roof. Whether or not you do business in the building you own, the discovery of a leaking roof causes stress and sometimes panic if someone else’s property is getting ruined or tenants are beating down your door.
It can happen to anyone, even if you are properly maintaining your roof and have regular inspections. All it takes is one big storm, and something might get blown loose. Or as the saying goes “everything is fine, right up until it isn’t”