Slippery Slope

— By Marian Nolletti — The dangers of rooftop grease.   Any type of grease from animal fats or vegetable fats on a rooftop can reduce the roof system’s resistance to UV rays and heat. Plus, it can cause premature

Data-Driven Decisions

— By Alexandria Pegnato and Tom Coble — Roof management enters the digital age.   Historically, when it came to managing a multi-site roof portfolio, a difficult choice had to be made. Does one commit a sizeable budget to being

Remember Your Roof

— By Steve Smith — Managing shopping center roofing issues with a post-pandemic budget.   As the retail industry begins to fully reopen and emerge from the pandemic, shopping center owners are busy getting their operations back in full gear.

Weberstown Mall in California Completes Solar Panel Installation

Columbus, Ohio — As part of its sustainability efforts, Washington Prime Group Inc. has completed the solar panel system at Weberstown Mall in Stockton, Calif. The system is comprised of 3,456 photovoltaic (PV) modules, spanning more than 76,645 square feet,

Spring Forward

— By Steve Smith —   Start of spring is go-time for facility managers to assess and repair winter roof damage and prepare for spring showers.   With the start of spring, facility managers of commercial buildings across the country

Duro-Last Roofing Retools to Produce Medical PPE

Saginaw, Mich. — Hospitals across the globe are experiencing critical PPE supply shortages. Team members at Duro-Last®, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of custom-fabricated, thermoplastic roofing systems, found a way to help. Duro-Last engineers, product development and manufacturing staff united

Pegnato Roof Intelligence Network Names VP of Sales

Marina Del Rey, Calif. — Tom Coble has joined the executive leadership team of Pegnato Roof Intelligence Network as vice president of sales, effective March 1, 2020. Coble has extensive experience in the multi-site, national account arena, most recently with

Water Damage

— By Anthony Vross — Addressing ponding water on a heavily penetrated low slope roof.   There are essentially two ways water leaves a roof: positive drainage or evaporation. When neither can occur quickly enough, the result is ponding water.

Simon Roofing: Signature Vendor Spotlight

— Interview with Anthony Vross — R&R: Where are you based and how long has Simon Roofing been in business? Anthony Vross: Simon Roofing is a family-owned commercial roofing company being operated today by third- and fourth-generation family members. Founded

Roof Reliability

— By Richard Rast, BLUEFIN, LLC — Why roof preservation matters for retail and restaurant industries and the best solution to preserve roof life. Is your facility or building property protected from weather and unintended abuse threatening its roof? When

Monitor & Maintain

5 roof maintenance tips for retail and restaurant facility managers.

The ABCs of PPE

Your roofing contractor’s safety practices are your business.

Duro-Last Names Multiple Leadership Promotions

Saginaw, Mich. — Duro-Last®, Inc. has promoted multiple employees throughout its leadership team. Mike Tracey now serves as vice president of operations; Thomas Jenkins is now the vice president of manufacturing; and Mitch Gilbert has accepted the position of director

Cruel Summer

How summer weather can affect your facility’s roof.

From the Top

Roof and gutter cleaning: How important is it?

National Roofing Partners Hires Vice President

Coppell, Texas — National Roofing Partners (NRP), the leading network of commercial roofing contractors in North America, has hired Tony Rader as vice president. Rader will be directing a new NRP team focused on telecommunications rooftop services that will be

Plastatech® Engineering, Ltd. Launches Updated Website

Saginaw, Mich. — Plastatech Engineering, Ltd., a company related to Dura-Last Roofing, has launched its newly updated website, accessible at www.plastatech.com. The complete overhaul features a variety of design and organizational updates that aim to enhance overall user experience and

Duro-Last®, Inc. Honors Contractor of the Year Awards

Saginaw, Mich. — Duro-Last, Inc.’s annual national sales seminar, held in San Antonio earlier this year, welcomed more than 1,300 guests representing over 200 companies. The event, which also served as the official kickoff to Duro-Last’s year-long 40th anniversary celebration,

10 Reasons Why

10 reasons to change your thinking about concrete replacement.

Check Up On the Roof

Common issues that shorten your roof’s lifespan, and how to avoid them.