The Florida Building Code 7th Edition will officially take effect January 1, 2021 and includes significant changes to roofing requirements from the prior edition. Here are some of the more noteworthy changes to take effect.
A drone roof inspection can provide different services and benefits to customers. As drones are continued to be developed and deployed, the opportunities for new services continues to grow as well. Discover how drone services can benefit you!
One of the biggest hurdles I find when working with my clients on roof replacement options is the cost. Followed closely behind that is the desire for a quality product. Like anything else you purchase, nobody wants to pay more than they absolutely have to while still receiving a high quality product.
Roofing can seem rather simple and straight forward. I mean it’s not like it's rocket science. Just show up, load your materials, and start doing the job, right? How difficult can it be? Not so fast. There are many variables that go into determining how to design and price a roof replacement. But how do you go about determining those variables. One of the most critical steps that help a roofing contractor or designer develop a roof design is the core cut.
While anyone stepping foot on a commercial roof should be generally aware of the hazards, there are a variety of scenarios that could happen, or could have already happened, while someone is up there. Ladder access points, roof hatch openings and skylights can all prove to be dangerous if a slip and fall occurs. So, what do you do to help eliminate or at least minimize these conditions? Here is a short list of some available options for each of the 3 main fall hazards while on a roof.
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.
What is TPO roofing is a question that many building owners and buyers ask when they go to purchase a new roof assembly. When considering replacing your roof system, it is a good idea to give consideration to TPO roof membranes as a potential solution. In this blog we outline the characteristics and benefits of TPO roofing.
Fully understanding a typical roof warranty can help you get the most out of your coverage. Most building owners or facility managers tend to focus on just the length of the warranty and never fully understand the ins and outs of what is and what is not covered leaving you open to some surprises later down the road. In this blog we answer the most frequently asked questions regarding typical roof warranties.
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.
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.
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.
An ongoing roof leak can be a frustrating situation. I mean how hard can it really be for your roofer to find a roof leak? Sometimes it can be more difficult than you may think. Learn more about typical roof leak investigation, problems that make these roof leaks harder to find and tools roofers use to locate hard to find roof leaks.
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.
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.!
PVC roofing membrane isn’t actually all that new. It’s actually been around since the mid 1960s. So why haven’t I heard of PVC in roofing you ask? Great question! PVC, utilized heavily in roofing in Europe for years, is not as well known in the United States which comes down to a lack of product education to the consumer. There are a lot of great benefits that go along with installing PVC roof materials for your next roofing project. Learn more about the benefits of PVC roofing materials.
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.
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.
There’s doing it yourself and then there’s doing it yourself the RIGHT way! We all like to do a little D.I.Y. when possible, if not only to save some cash and time but just for the pride of doing it yourself! However if you D.I.Y. wrong you could end up just paying more in the long run. That’s why Jurin Roofing Services decided to do a series of roofing D.I.Y.’s to help the do-it-yourselfers out there make repairs to their roof system correctly. The first up in our new series…How to correctly replace an asphalt roof shingle. Stay tuned for more great D.I.Y. tips this summer!
Finding the right roofing contractor can be a little like a first date. Everybody is on their best behavior and you go out of your way to give that perfect first impression. Similar to a divorce, ending a relationship with a bad contractor can also be very costly. Here are 5 tips on how to weed out those frogs and find a Prince Charming for your project so you don’t have to worry about breaking up.
So you don’t like the thought of throwing money away unnecessarily, huh? Who does, right? A lot of people don’t realize that there is an easy, cost effective way to get the most mileage out of your roof system and save thousands of dollars over time…regular roof inspections and maintenance. Without routine maintenance, your roof, like a motor, will begin to breakdown. Catching problems before they occur is a great way to maintain your car as well as your roof.
When roof leaks occur there are many times when the leaks go unnoticed for an extended period of time. Insulation in the roof system typically soaks up moisture prior to entering the building interior. The leak saturates the insulation and then shows up on the interior of the building. Unfortunately by this point the integrity of the roof insulation has been compromised. Leaking conditions can have severe effects on the roofing system as well as other building components.