While reflective single-ply roof membranes and high-thermal roof insulations seem to have captured current interest in low slope roofing, they are just two of many items to be considered in a roofing system.
Not only that, but roughly two-thirds of all low-slope roofing activity involves replacement or renovation. In these cases, there may be no designer of record, and critical information about the structure and roof may have been lost over time.
Most building owners think about their roof only when there’s a problem—usually a leak. By that time, water has already caused damage to valuable merchandise, slowed production, and/or caused a slip-and-fall accident. Once the damage is done, all the building owner can do is call a roofing contractor and get the roof repaired.
Though no roof is maintenance free, taking these four steps can reduce life-cycle costs.
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This column will look at fasteners from a historical perspective, since many building owners and managers have to deal with repairing or reroofing older properties at some point; it can be important to recognize what the existing roof deck is and how the roof is attached to it.
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