Sustainability by Design

Sustainability By Design For a roofing system to be considered sustainable, it must meet each of the following criteria: Energy As energy costs continue to increase, selecting a roof with the ability to reduce energy consumption and improve the efficiency of a building in any climate is crucial. Environment The environmental impact to the Earth … Continue reading

LaFerney Commercial Roofing Honored at National Sales Convention

Prestigious Golden Eagle Awarded to LaFerney Commercial Roofing at Duro-Last Annual Sales Event San Diego, CA, January 29, 2013:  Kingsport based LaFerney Commercial Roofing was once again honored by national manufacturer, Duro-Last Roofing, for their expert installation.  LaFerney Commercial Roofing received the prestigious Golden Eagle Award for the fourth time. LaFerney has a longstanding tradition … Continue reading

Roofing Solutions How LaFerney Commercial Roofing provides solutions for your flat roof leaks…

The Perfect Fit for Metal Retro-fit…

There are good reasons to select metal roofing, including an initial lower installation cost and excellent fire protection. However, time does impact metal roofs. Exposure to the elements and temperature changes lead to rust and corrosion, which can compromise the integrity of the roof. It is not uncommon for metal roofs over a few years … Continue reading

Springing Leaks?

How and why flat roofs leak. Leaks on flat roofs are notoriously difficult to locate. Sometimes the weight of rooftop equipment, such as HVAC units, causes subtle slopes in the roof. Generally, guttering or a drainage system is installed on a roof to control water. Without a true “slope” to follow, the site of a … Continue reading

Metal Retro-fit Roofs

A Simple Solution to a Deteriorated or Leaky Metal Roof   Metal roofs are frequently weakened by the elements – hot and cold temperatures, temperature changes, rust, and corrosion. Once the integrity of the metal is compromised the risk of leaks increases. In addition to increased risk or occurrence of leaks, the maintenance costs to … Continue reading

Best Practices for Preventative Maintenance

With the weather cooling, now is a great time to perform preventative maintenance on your roof. Simply checking and cleaning your roof can solve many problems before they occur. Roofs take a lot of elemental abuse during the year. Simple steps can provide a longer service life for your roof and save you money. Built-up … Continue reading

Ponding Water – The Grinch that voided your warranty.

Water remaining on your roof for more than 48 hours after a rain ends is ponding water by definition of the National Roofing Contractors Association. This remaining water is one of the most damaging things effecting the life cycle of a flat roof. Even when code requirements are met, some slope is lost due to … Continue reading

Winter Roof Installation

A leaking roof is an inconvenience at any time, but in the winter, the problem feels more cumbersome. Often building owners feel “stuck” until the temperatures rise. However, this is no longer the case. LaFerney Commercial Roofing can install a single-ply membrane roof safely, with minimal disruption, any time of the year. Our winter installations … Continue reading

Walkpads: The unsung benefits

While walkpads may seem like an unnecessary expense, in actuality, they provide a necessary, controlled, visible path for rooftop workers. Walkpads create a non-skid walking surface, provide a separator for sleepers supporting mechanical equipment, and additional protection in heavily traveled areas on the roof. High traffic areas are often located around access points and HVAC … Continue reading