WALKING ON YOUR ROOF SEEMS INNOCENT ENOUGH Most people think that getting up and walking around on their roof is no big deal. And they can be right: walking around your roof one time isn’t a problem. You will most likely get off the roof without having damaged anything. However, excessive foot traffic, walking on
SAVE MONEY BY PREVENTING ENERGY LOSS A major problem that occurs in nearly every building, yet is easy to ignore, is that of energy loss. It’s easy to ignore or forget about because you can’t see it. It’s hard to visualize heat leaving your building, or cold air leaving in the winter. You paid money to run
A COMMON ROOFING PROBLEM IS WIND UPLIFT One of the most common roofing issues that building owners face today is wind uplift. This occurs when a strong wind blows across the top of your roof, and lifts up all or part of the roof with it as it blows. This is a very obvious problem.
KEY STEPS TO AVOIDING ROOF REPAIRS In a previous post, we examined some common roofing problems at a high level. This post will more closely examine the problem of excessive roof repairs. More specifically, we’re going to look at avoiding roof repairs as a way to save time and money. Roof repairs aren’t necessarily a
UNDERSTANDING THE COMMON CAUSES OF ROOF LEAKS CAN HELP YOU PREVENT THEM If you own or operate a commercial building, you know that roof leaks are just about inevitable. Roofs last a long time, and they experience problems during that time. They may not be as certain as death and taxes, but nearly every single
RECOGNIZING ROOFING PROBLEMS IS STEP ONE OF AVOIDANCE The first step to avoiding common roofing problems in your properties is to recognize the roofing problem. You cannot fix, repair, or avoid roofing problems that you don’t know exist. In order to recognize these problems, it helps to know what the most common roofing problems are.
WRITING A BUDGET LINE ITEM FOR UNPLANNED MAINTENANCE Could anything be more difficult, more vague, and more ambiguous than trying to budget for unplanned maintenance? Trying to plan specifically for the unplanned occurrence is no small order, but it can be done. Unplanned maintenance may be unplanned, but that doesn’t mean that it is unfounded,
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE IS CRUCIAL TO KEEP YOUR EQUIPMENT RUNNING Any building that relies on equipment to run (which is almost every building) should have a preventative maintenance plan in place. A preventative maintenance plan keeps your building running, keeps your machines producing inventory, keeps your forklifts loading and unloading trucks, etc. Preventative maintenance is the
WHAT MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED IN YOUR BUILDING? Regulations surrounding maintenance vary from country to country, state to state, and industry to industry. The maintenance regulations and requirements for a picture frame manufacturer in Texas will vary wildly from a food packaging plant in California. California being known for its stringent requirements on health, safety, and the environment,
PERFORMING A CONDITION ASSESSMENT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY If you own or maintain a building, you know that tools, equipment, and other assets breaking down and becoming inoperable is a major headache. If you’re getting geared up for a big week of production and one of your pieces of equipment goes down, you might miss out on