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11/08/2011

Is Your Roof Ready for Winter?

 
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As winter storms and freezing temperatures loom on the horizon, it’s time for any facility manager or building owner to ask the question – Is my roof ready for this?

Roofing is the 8th most dangerous occupation according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, making it more dangerous than police and fire protection occupations.  Unless you have access to an inhouse roofing professional, it may be time to seek out a professional roofing contractor to assess your winter roof situation.

The Chicago Roofing Contractors Association has a few key areas to consider for your winter roof status, regardless of how you choose to handle them –

Animal Damage.  During this time of year, squirrels and raccoons tend to look for warm places to stay, namely in your roof and attic.

Debris in gutters and downspouts.  The fall season brings leaves, pine needles, sticks and other debris into your gutter system.  Call a professional roofing contractor to clear your gutters or install a leaf guard system.

Prepare for the next round of extreme weather. Homes and buildings were hit with wind, rain and hail this summer. Is your roof in good enough shape to withstand the upcoming harsh winter weather?  Speak to a roofing professional about how to prevent problems this winter.

Regular inspection and maintenance.  Roof inspection is an inexpensive way to have peace of mind this winter.  If your roof is new or more than 10 years old, consider a maintenance agreement with a licensed professional roofing contractor to prevent problems before winter starts.  Schedule either an annual or bi-annual inspection and maintenance program. 

Protect your safety and the roof’s warranty by hiring a professional. Professionals know how to do it right – and safely. Besides the obvious safety risks, climbing onto and installing anything onto your roof may void the manufacturer’s warranty.

Winter Preparation Facility Checklist

Don’t Let Winter Wreak Havoc

Preparing Your Building for Winter

 

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Need portable cooling?

Rent or buy spot coolers from full-service locations nationwide. On call “24/7”. Primary, supplemental or emergency cooling. Atlas Sales & Rentals, Inc., or call (800) 972-6600.

Click here for more info


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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A new study shows that hotels which are LEED certified bring in more revenue than their non-certified competitors. 

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08/22/2014

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a luminescent solar concentrator that is as transparent as glass. 

08/21/2014

The Department of Energy has released two reports which indicate wind turbine installations and efficiency is growing while prices drop. 

08/20/2014

The NHL has partnered with the NRDC to release their first sustainability report. 

08/19/2014

A new battery has been developed that is free of toxic materials and longer lasting than its more expensive competitors.

08/14/2014

A new study shows that emergency communications that don't specify the threat could be doing more harm than good.

08/13/2014

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08/12/2014

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08/06/2014

Make sure your conference room is properly outfitted with a projection system that meets your occupants' needs.

08/04/2014

The update to the Building Energy Quotient program includes more building types and a new methodology to measure "In Operation" buildings.

07/31/2014

Improper lockdown security may leave your building and occupants vulnerable

07/29/2014

Is the American energy policy lagging behind the rest of the world?

07/22/2014

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07/21/2014

Spaces grow denser as the industry emerges from a slump.

07/18/2014

Study ranks states on fuel and consumption.

07/16/2014

Enhance cleaning practices at your educational facilities.

07/11/2014

Tenants have low tolerance for even one pest sighting, a new survey reveals.

07/10/2014

Battery installations will fuel federal research.

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