Blogs related to roof leak issues, repairing and diagnosing roof leaks.

6 Reasons Santa is Bad for Your Roof! [Infographic]

Santa on your roof can lead to some roof issues! But all joking aside foot traffic can be hard on your roof surface. You should minimize foot traffic whenever possible. Excessive foot traffic on your roof can lead to premature roof damage.

Get Your Roof Ready for Hurricane Season

The 2017 Hurricane Season is off to an active start. It only takes one major hurricane to change your life and the life of your community. The time to prepare is now! Is your roof ready to withstand all Mother Nature can throw at it?

How Roof Leaks Affect Your Bottom Line

Maintaining a roof or planning a roof replacement can be a major investment and it can seem quite acceptable to put it off and use that bucket for just a little longer. I mean what can it really hurt? You’d be surprised. Ignoring roof leaks can end up costing you more in the long run in ways you may not have even considered. Here are a few items to think about on how roof leaks can affect your bottom line.

Your Tenant, Your Roofer, Your Money – Why Having a Preferred Roofer is Important

Roof replacements can be expensive. So why let your tenants choose who works on your roof? Even if this seems like a good way to reduce your responsibility it can just lead to a bigger headache down the road that will most definitely be your responsibility. Tenant contractors can end up costing YOU more than you might think. Here are 4 reasons to consider having a preferred roofer for your tenants to contact.

Solve Roof Drainage Issues and Improve the Performance of your HVAC Units with Elevated Unit Stands

What if we told you that you could solve roof drainage issues and improve the performance of your HVAC units while protecting your units from high winds? Sound too good to be true? Guess again and say hello to the many benefits of elevated rooftop unit stands! These elevated unit stands have many hidden benefits for facilities managers and building owners. Hurricane stand stands are required by Florida Building Code and can be retrofitted into existing roof systems or they can be installed as part of a roof replacement or installation project with little to no extra cost.

The Importance of Rooftop Grease Containment for Restaurant and Kitchen Roofs

We all understand the importance of regular roof maintenance in order to get the most out of your roof. However there are certain situations that call for extra roof maintenance such as roof systems that house grease emitting exhaust fans. Grease contamination on your roof opens you up to unnecessary liabilities, safety hazards, code violations and expensive repairs or replacement. Learn how to prevent these issues from occurring with preventative maintenance and rooftop grease containment systems.

Weighing in on Ballasted Roof Systems: Costly Issues You Need to Understand

When you are considering a new roof a ballasted roof system can seem like a good way to save money on the install but there are costly disadvantages to this sort of system. Repairs can present certain challenges and your roof has to be protected from what's holding it down in the first place. What can be even worse is when the ballast is removed from an area and not replaced. Check out our article and video on ballasted roof systems before you find yourself between a rock and a roof leak.

D.I.Y. …R.? Rubber Roof Repair Slideshow

Two of the most important aspects of rubber roof repair and maintaining an EPDM roof system are the selection of the correct repair materials and the proper preparation of the area to be repaired. Using improper materials or methods to repair and maintain your EPDM roof system can lead to damages to the roof membrane as well as a reduced life expectancy and premature failure of the roof system. Learn how to make proper rubber roof repairs in our latest installment of D.I.Y.R.!

What is causing my roof leak?

Roof leaks present multiple challenges for homeowners and building owners. Sometimes determining the source of the roof leak can be an even greater challenge. The source of the roof leak on the outside rarely matches where the leak shows on the inside. This leads to a good deal of frustration in attempting to repair the leak. Locating the source of a roof leak is not an exact science. It is a process of elimination due to the fact that a roof leak may have several contributing factors and may not always be the direct result of one specific problem associated with the roof.

Roof Scupper vs. Roof Drain

Speaking the language of a roofing contractor can be a difficult skill to master. This is the case when a homeowner or building owner hears a contractor talking about a scupper versus a roof drain. Both are used to provide drainage for a roof system. However, they are not interchangeable. The term needs to be clarified when identifying the specific detail that you may have on your roof system because the corrective action for addressing these details and providing repairs is different.