Maintenance Inspections: Some Helpful Tips

  Maintenance inspections can help extend the life of a roof through routine care and early detection of potential problems.  This is not only good practice with any capital investment, but can also help stretch already tight budgets just a bit farther.  A maintenance inspection is only successful if properly performed and documented.  Damages must be … Continue reading

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

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

Fall Protection

Falls are one of the leading causes of serious work related accidents and fatalities (“Fall protection,” 2012). The Department of Labor estimates that between 150 and 200 workers are killed each year and more than 100,000 are injured due to a workplace fall. Injuries result in a high cost for both the worker and the … Continue reading