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Maintaining an Orderly Jobsite

March 8, 2021

A roof replacement project on any facility is a major undertaking. Issues such as jobsite safety hazards, noise and proper communication among stakeholders are just a few of the many items that must be managed. How neatly a jobsite is being maintained is a direct reflection of the attention to detail a contractor is paying as they undertake the job at hand.

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How Building Envelope Maintenance Saves Money

February 22, 2021

Whether you manage a healthcare, industrial or institutional facility, a building envelope maintenance program will save your organization money. The most obvious benefits of building envelope maintenance programs are extending the service life of existing roof systems and preventing minor roof issues from becoming major roof repairs. However, by taking advantage of a comprehensive Building Envelope Maintenance Program, you are much more likely to head off potentially costly and unplanned facility downtime due to preventable building envelope failures.

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What is Roof Maintenance?

November 6, 2020

The purpose of a roof maintenance program for healthcare, industrial and institutional facilities is to help extend the service life of an existing roof system. A re-roofing project is a big capital investment, and a solid roof maintenance plan is a small investment by comparison that will save building owners money in the long term.

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Budgeting For Major Roof Renovations

October 13, 2020

Every commercial facility renovation project should start with a sound pre-construction budget. Here are some key factors to keep in mind when creating a realistic budget for roof replacement on an industrial, institutional or healthcare facility.

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Reroof, Recover, Resaturant, & Coating—Roof Replacement & Restoration Options

September 29, 2020

While a solid building envelope maintenance program will extend the ability of your roof and the rest of your building envelope components to keep their contents safe and dry, the fact is that each of these components has a limited effective service life. Depending on the type and the quality of the original installation, for roof systems this effective service life is typically 20–25 years.

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Roof Maintenance vs. Roof Replacement

March 30, 2020

There has never been a better time to weigh the investment of maintaining your roof vs. replacing your roof. Standard can help you objectively assess your existing roof and perform any minor repairs through our roof maintenance program. These efforts could give you many more months or even several more years before the entire roof needs to be replaced.

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Steep-Slope Roof Systems, Part 1

January 22, 2020

There are a variety of roof systems suitable for steep-slope roofs including asphalt shingles, metal roof panels, clay tile, concrete tile, slate, as well as metal shingle systems. Our firm has installed all of the above systems, primarily on institutional facilities, including K–12, 2-year colleges, 4-year universities and colleges, and government buildings. In our experience, there are 4 components that make for a successful roof replacement project on steep-slope systems: maintaining the recommended minimum slope, ensuring sufficient ventilation, proper application of metal flashings, and installation of the underlayment.

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Do All Flat Roofs Leak?

June 18, 2019

On occasion, roof system components have manufacturing defects that compromise the integrity of a low-slope roof. In these cases, roof system defects are often not known until a leak is visible inside a building. However, if you have a roof maintenance program in place, roof system failures due to manufacturing defects can often be caught and addressed before water makes it through the building envelope into the building’s interior.

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Selecting a Roof System: Modified Bitumen

April 15, 2019

With the waning popularity of gravel surface and asphalt built-up roof systems as well as the complete disappearance of coal-tar pitch roof systems, the use of modified bitumen roof systems has gained wide popularity. As to the building types to which modified systems can be applied, the use of adhered and self-adhered modified bitumen systems is nearly limitless. And by incorporating “liquid flashing” systems into modified bitumen applications, almost any type of roof detail can be addressed effectively.

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Defining the Building Envelope

January 14, 2019

Addressing problems related to the Building Envelope requires specialists fully familiar with all components of the Building Envelope and the measures required to address problems with each component. And to ensure that each bidder is fully familiar with the requirements and special applications necessary to execute a successful project, all bidders on Building Envelope repair/remediation projects should be thoroughly vetted.

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