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damaged roof

Choosing To Re-Roof or Repair: 2 Case Studies Illustrate the Decision-Making Process

When a building owner discovers problems with a roof, it may not be immediately clear if the problem will require minimal repair work or a full-scale replacement. So how to differentiate between the two? Repairs often entail a smaller up-front expenditure, but, depending on the owner’s goals for the building, a full re-roof may provide…

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Pitch Pan

Pitch Pans: Critical Maintenance Elements to Protect Your Portfolio

One of the simplest ways building owners can protect the integrity of their roof is to schedule maintenance on pitch pans. Pitch pans, which are found on many older style roofs, cover and protect irregular roof penetrations that are difficult to flash and seal. Though these are simple roofing elements, they play an important role…

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Mid-South Roof Systems roof maintenance

A Better Capital Budget: 3 Ways Roof Maintenance Makes Budgeting

Regular roof maintenance makes capital budgeting easier and more predictable. When building owners and facilities managers maintain their roofs, they simplify their capital budgeting process in three ways – and prolong the life of one of their most valuable assets. 1. Extend the Life of the Roof Regular, basic maintenance will always be the best…

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Ponding Water

Ponding Water On a Roof: When Can it Damage Your Investment and How to Resolve Common Causes

For most building owners and property managers, protecting the roof system against water penetration has major ramifications for the value of the property. Ponding is the phenomenon of water pooling on flat roofs after storms, snow melts, or heavy rains. Pools should drain away without causing any damage to the structure – but owners and…

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