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As we head into the holiday season and wrap up 2018, this is the perfect time of year to take a look back and reflect on the year we’re leaving behind. One thing we can pretty much all agree on from 2018 is that it......

Once again, the winter months are here. The holidays are right around the corner and winter weather is on the way. As we all enjoy the holidays with loved ones and family members, we can also take a look forward at the upcoming new year......

It’s officially October which means it’s officially fall! While warm cider and late nights around the campfire might be at the top of your mind, it’s also time to start thinking about winter and what that means for your roof. Regardless of what type of......

Horror stories aren’t just reserved for creepy houses or thriller movies. Real life horror stories happen every day in a wide variety of situations. Including when repairing a roof. When you trust someone to take care of your roof, you’re essentially trusting them with your......

When you’re up on rooftops every day like we are, it’s hard not to get excited when you get the chance to climb up on a unique or out-of-the-ordinary roof. We’ve had the chance to see the view from the top of some of the......

There are aspects of every job that no one can prepare you for. Things outside of your area of expertise that, until you do them, you’re not well-versed in. This is true of most jobs but especially true for someone maintaining a commercial building. So......

You know the saying, ‘The best offense is a good defense’? Well not only is it true for sports, it applies to maintaining and extending the life of your roofing system. The more you do to protect your roof, the longer it’ll last, saving you......

Winter is tough for your roof. Snow build-up creates a heavy load to support. In the spring, the wind rips materials out of place and April showers really put gutters and drains to the test. The one season people tend to overlook when assessing roof......

You might be familiar with the term ‘storm chasers’. Maybe you’ve even seen a show on TV with a similar title. You know, those seemingly insane people who take off in a truck to try to chase down tornados, or catch footage of a severe......

We see expert witnesses in movies and tv all the time. You might remember famous scenes from movies like My Cousin Vinny, Primal Fear, and of course who could forget A Few Good Men. While these expert witnesses are fictional, they do give some insight......

The maintenance checklist for a commercial property is a long one. Outside of the cosmetic maintenance like landscape upkeep, cleaning, and paint touch-ups, there is another checklist for the structure of the building. And those are much more important than some fading paint. The roof......

In the 21st century, technology is advancing at an expeditious rate. From smartphones to algorithms, to AI and voice, technology is ever changing and re-shaping how our society functions and performs tasks. Drones are no exception: cameras are getting better, thermography has improved, and control......

Roofing systems and roofing products represent a large and diverse section of the construction industry. There are many types of roofing systems, and when segmented, the variety of roofing products increases dramatically. It leads many people to ask roof consultants questions in determining which are......

Water is the continual enemy for property owners and building science professionals, and it is a constant battle to improve our building structures, construction details, and designs to prevent water from getting inside buildings. That is why a building envelope inspection is important. What Is......

If you have flown in a plane or seen aerial views of our cities, you will see a dominant building feature: roofs. And if you haven’t noticed that, it’s probably because we’re roof nerds. But for most of us, a change in view can change......

Did you know that roofs need to be managed? Like our cars, bodies, and homes, roofs break down, if we do not take care of them. Here’s the skinny: roofs can leak. Roofs represent 60% of all construction litigation that occurs, and small problems on......

For the casual property owner or property manager, replacing a roof on a building can be a mystery if you don’t know what you are doing. Most owners and property managers will typically call 2-3 roofers and get 2-3 estimates and never have proper roof......

Roof consulting is an industry of professionals (engineers, architects, and consultants) who specialize in roofing and roofing science. Roof consultants do not sell or install roofing systems and typically are not owned by anyone who does. Their main goals are to advance roofing technology and......

Did you know that storms cause over $19 billion dollars annually in damage to property, and that hail claims represent about a sixth of that number with $3 billion dollars in damage annually? Because of those numbers, roof claims are on the rise. Insurance companies......

Here’s a not so shocking statement: all buildings have roofs. Here’s a slightly more shocking statement: that roof over your head, if not properly taken care of, can easily and quickly become a leaking roof. What Causes A Leaking Roof? Leaking roofs are not to......

When you have a leaking pipe, who do you typically call? A plumber. What about a faulty garage door? You’d call a garage door company, right? And, if you have electrical issues in the house? An electrician. You get the idea. As a society, we......