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Roof Cleaning Services – Commercial and Industrial

Roof Cleaning Services

A service that we offer that many of our client may not be aware of is roof cleaning. Cleaning your roof system can be an essential part of maintaining your system, keeping it up to date and in great shape. Here is a list of the most logical reasons to clean your roof system. Contact us today for further information or assistance.

The Effects of Mold

December 1, 2010 1 comment

Mold needs moisture in order to grow and thrive. Many mold problems originate as a result of some kind of water intrusion, such as roof leaks and/or blocked gutters.

Mold can cause a wide array of adverse responses in humans depending on the type and quantity that is present. One of the first signs of mold is the musty odor it produces. Mold can even lead to headaches, dizziness, and decreased attention span.

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Paybacks of Preventive Maintenance

Investing in preventive roof system maintenance is worth the cost

To maintain profitability in an economy of sluggish markets and corporate downsizing, many companies are cutting costs in various areas. All too often, one of the first areas to be reduced is maintenance.

Maintenance is a tempting target for budget slashing because, in a sense, maintenance means paying for things that aren’t broken—so the true costs of skimping on maintenance are hidden. But when they come due, it can mean big trouble. This is especially true of one particularly high-impact area of preventive maintenance in which many companies fall short: roof asset upkeep.

By de-emphasizing, postponing or curtailing preventive roof system maintenance, organizations are realizing short-term savings but creating situations that can have long-term and seriously negative consequences. The fact is properly functioning roof systems are vital to an organization’s success, and they’re under assault 24 hours per day. Extreme heat and cold, ultraviolet rays, heavy rains and winds, contaminants and rooftop traffic are some common elements roof systems must withstand regularly.

Once a roof system begins to deteriorate, as it inevitably will without maintenance, resulting leaks and other problems can affect an organization’s bottom line in many ways.


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Infrared Scans

November 25, 2010 1 comment

Whitco Roofing can perform infrared scans. Infrared thermography technology is used to identify and record moisture penetration, heat-loss areas, and related building envelope deficiencies.

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3 Key Areas to Roof Asset Management

Whether you own or manage 1 structure or 1,000, understanding and maintaining your roofing systems are a key part to asset management. Unplanned and unresponsive roofing issues can result in thousands up to millions of dollars in costs (depending on the quantity and severity of the issues). Therefore, proper Roof Asset Management is necessary to help keep those costs down. There are 3 key areas to Roof Asset Management:
  1.  Roof Inventory  
  2.  Record Keeping
  3.  Preventive Maintenance

Whitco Roofing can provide service in all 3 areas. Please contact us today to begin discussions on how Whitco Roofing’s Roof Asset Management Program can help manage your roofing systems.

Roof Inventory

Believe it or not, most owners/managers do not know what type of roofing systems they have on their buildings, what type and thickness of insulation they have or even the easiest way to access the roof on a particular building. It is difficult to manage the roofing life cycle if you don’t even know what roofing system you have or what your expectation for that system is. Maintaining an up-to-date inventory of all buildings and their roofing systems is vital in maintaining one’s roofing asset.

Record Keeping

When was your roofing system installed? When was the last time your roof was serviced? When does your roofing warranty expire? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone. Likely you have more pressing issues to think about. However, it doesn’t make these questions any less important, especially in times when roofing system issues are occurring. Proper record keeping allows for ease of access to this information in addition to all other information related to the installation and maintenance of your roofing systems.

Preventive Maintenance

One of the biggest mistakes made by the recipient of a new roofing system is the lack of maintenance performed after the initial installation.  Almost all manufacturers’ warranties call for a regular maintenance plan to keep the warranty effective and up-to-date.  Taking that a step further, a preventative maintenance program not only minimize leaks, it will keep the roofing insulation dry and intact during the life of the roof increasing the odds that the insulation can be “re-used” during the next installation.  This not only reduces the cost of the 2nd installation (almost 30-40%), it also keeps materials out of the landfills resulting in a net positive environmental impact.

At Whitco Roofing we use top rate preventive maintenance strategies tailored to your roof.

The roof, for the most part, is out of sight and out of mind. Ignoring the roof often leads to premature roof failure, which means water can invade the building and wreak havoc with people, equipment, and productivity. Clearly, regular preventive roofing maintenance should by a major priority for building owners and facilities managers.

A preventive maintenance program provides a number of measurable benefits. For instance, it can:

Increase the expected service life of a roof by as much as 50%.
Reduce roof related expenses to free up capital for other uses.
Cut the time and effort required to address emergency repairs.

Implementing a regular, periodic roof maintenance program is critical to validating the warranty, prolonging the life, and avoiding failure of a commercial roof. At Whitco Roofing our roof asset management programs are designed to allow for the longest useful life from your installed roofing system. Our programs provide experience with all major manufacturer’s warranties and the best service possible through our professional roofing mechanics and years of roofing experience.
Contact us today to inquire about our preventive maintenance programs!

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