commercial roof with a drain that's clogged with debris

Preventative Maintenance for Commercial Roofing 101

Greg PalyaRoof Maintenance

If you’re reading this post, you truly are like no other. A commercial roof is out-of-sight, out-of-mind to most. The only trigger that creates any action is when the roof leaks. But not you. You’re smart! You know that preventative maintenance: Just like your car you get oil changes in. What would happen if you never got an oil change …

does your commercial roof need torn-off or not

Does My Commercial Roof Need 100% Torn-Off?

Greg PalyaRoof Maintenance

You may be wondering, is my commercial roof in too bad of shape to repair or restore…and is a complete tear-off my only option? In this article, you’ll learn the 3 factors that most likely will lean your project into “complete tear-off” territory: And just so you know, West Roofing Systems has been in commercial roofing since 1979. After doing …

tiny pinholes on a rubber roof

Cannot Locate Leak on Commercial Roof: What to Do?

Greg PalyaRoof Maintenance

Summary: You want to seal the entire roof with a fluid-applied roofing system, such as a roof coating system or spray polyurethane foam. Perhaps you have a commercial roof leak and you have no idea where it’s coming from. You’ve done patch after patch and repair after repair. Water is still coming in from somewhere. Now what do you do? …

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How To Determine Saturated Roofing Insulation

Greg PalyaRoof 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 PalyaRoof 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 PalyaRoof 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 PalyaRoof 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 …

Roofing contractor inspecting a roof

What Happens During a Commercial Roof Inspection?

Greg PalyaRoof 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 WestRoof 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. …