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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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Assessing Risk: When to Opt for Insurance Against Wind Damage

Wind: it’s a serious threat that can destroy roofs and severely damage the properties in a building or infrastructure portfolio. Many building owners and facilities managers believe that a manufacturer’s warranty will cover most, if not all, wind damage. However, they should familiarize themselves with the details, clauses, and limitations of their warranties to avoid…

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Defend Your Investment: 4 Membrane Considerations For Better Roofing ROI

When installing or updating the roof of a commercial building, owners and property managers must consider the roof’s membrane – and how it impacts their investment. The right choice in membrane – as well as the potential upgrades and additional materials – determine the difference between a resistant, long-lasting roof and one that costs thousands…

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The 5 Most Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Most roof leaks are caused by one of five common factors: people, issues with seams, neglect, rooftop equipment, and weather. Prevention is of course better than repair. Once you get to know the main offenders, you can develop a strategy to avoid problems before they arise. People: It’s OK to walk on your roof. Roofs…

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