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How To Determine Saturated Roofing Insulation

Greg Palya Roof Maintenance

Do you have roof leaks? If so, the most common way roofs leak is when the insulation gets wet (or saturated). That water eventually comes into the building. It’s like a cloud getting darker and darker, filling with water until the cloud can’t hold it anymore. Once that happens, it rains! In this article, you’ll learn: And just so you …

how to avoid a complete roof tear-off

How to Avoid a Complete Tear-off for a Commercial Roof?

Greg Palya Roof Maintenance

  Two comments last month have come in about avoiding a complete roof tear-off. Do any of them sound like you? “Lately experiencing leaks. I’d like an estimate for a cost-effective solution avoiding a complete tear-off and rebuild if possible.” – June 2, 2021. “The roof, which is flat, was replaced in 1999, so we are looking for alternatives to …

commercial roof repair on a restaurant

Is Commercial Roofing Maintenance a Rip-off?

Greg Palya Roof Maintenance

  Let’s say that you recently had a new commercial roof installed. With commercial roofs costing $4 – $10 per square footage (roughly) and the average-sized commercial roof being around 20,000 square feet, you probably spent around $140,000 for your new roof. $7 x 20,000 sq. ft. = $140,000. Now you get an email about roofing maintenance. You’re probably thinking, …

installing a temporary roof repair

What Is a Temporary Roof Repair? (Cost & Process)

Greg Palya Roof Maintenance

 Perhaps now isn’t the best time to invest in a complete roofing project. Still, to prevent your roof from being damaged further with every precipitation event, installing a temporary roof repair would be a great idea to halt that damage. At West Roofing Systems, we want you to make the most cost-effective decisions regarding your roof. Today we’re going to talk …

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What Happens During a Commercial Roof Inspection?

Greg Palya Roof Maintenance

 Perhaps you recently noticed brown spots on your ceiling, or you’ve witnessed water dripping from your roof. Either way, it’s time to take action and get your problem fixed. What should you do first? Your first step is to call a couple of commercial roofing contractors and get free inspections. You want to call a few contractors to see what …

How Thermal Imaging is Used for Roof Inspections

Rufus West Roof Maintenance, Roofing Contractors

How does your commercial roof look? On the surface, it may seem like your roof is in excellent condition, but many would be shocked to learn that their flat roof has minor leaks that could lead to mold, rot or even structural damage. Roofing contractors and inspectors utilize the latest technology to get the most information about your roof system. …

Commercial Gutters: Why Are They Important and How To Maintain Them

Rufus West Roof Maintenance

Gutter maintenance is not just for homes; proper gutter maintenance is vital to protect commercial facilities as well. With 40 years of commercial roofing experience and a dedicated service team to visit and maintain our customers’ commercial roofs, West Roofing Systems knows the importance of proper preventative maintenance, and we want to share with you how to extend the life of your …

Roof Leak Action Plan [Infographic]

Roof Leak Action Plan [Infographic]

Rufus West Roof Maintenance

  The worst time to realize that you need a roof repair is during a rainstorm…but it happens. In the morning, everything will be fine but that afternoon shower could bring a stream of water into your commercial or industrial facility. Don’t Panic! Over the past 40 years, our team of roofing experts has seen this happen more than we …

Learn About Roof Maintenance in Less Than 100 Words

What is Commercial Roof Maintenance? [Less Than 100 Words]

Rufus West Roof Maintenance

  The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends maintenance and repair be performed at least twice a year. More importantly before and after severe weather seasons such as winter in the Northern United States. These inspections are to clean the roof system of natural debris, clear all gutters and waterways, and assess vulnerable points in the roof system to ensure that …