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  1. 3 Tips to Keep Your Commercial Roof in Shape this Winter

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    With the winter season closing in on the construction and roofing industries, commercial businesses should prepare to take a look at their current roofing systems’ longevity. Harsh weather conditions like the sleet, intense cold, and freezing drafts are here to expose all of your weaknesses. Instead of playing the waiting game take initiative on your roof and prevent situations that can lead to roof and ceiling leaks or obstructed damage to drain systems. Your deterioration is beyond a simple inconvenience.

    Here are a few forward-thinking tips to ensure your commercial roof is in tip-top shape throughout the menace of winter.

    Action is better than reaction:

    Going through roof construction in the chaos of winter’s worst elements leads to one big headache. Bottom line, your business (building and employees included) will respond better to pre-emptive measures before the cold strikes. So what can you do?

    1. Book an inspection. Certified professionals go over every square inch of the roof and check for known deficiencies that may be exacerbated by the forces of winter. Common problems that are identified include possible leaks, poor joint integrity, sheet metal flashing degradation, random punctures and unsealed pitch pans.
    2. Budget ahead of time. A report, complete with images and a prioritization of the proposed repairs, is compiled based on the findings of this inspection. This allows you to tackle the areas that can quickly escalate into an emergency. Use your available funds for current and necessary improvements and make sure to allocate your budget for future modifications or complete reconstruction.
    3. Always upkeep. Thorough roof upkeep typically includes cleaning of all drain components and tightening of bolts, disposal of small debris, repair of deficiencies found on the flashing around roof penetrations and the field membrane and the inspection of all mechanical equipment on the roof. Special attention should be paid to the overall flexibility of the roof so that it can withstand contractions and expansions.

    Knickerbocker services:

    Knickerbocker Roofing offers inspection and commercial roof maintenance services. Our trained professionals know how to properly wield the tools of repair for your damaged roof. We are also certified with all major roofing manufacturers for contracting.

    If emergency services are required, we can accommodate.

    Please contact us today for your custom quotes.

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    We wish all of you a very happy and healthy holiday season and look forward to reconnecting in 2018!

    3 Tips to Keep Your Commercial Roof in Shape this Winter

  2. Be Prepared for “Above Normal” Snowfall in Chicago in 2015-16: Prevent Roof Leaks with an Annual Roof Maintenance Program

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    As discussed in our October blog post, “Prevent This Year’s Roofing Leaks from Rain and Snow,” the snowfall this year is appearing to be one for the record books. Look to ready yourself for the winter months and prevent roof leaks at your facilities, every season of the year, with a roof maintenance program like the annual roof maintenance program we offer at Knickerbocker.

    In addition to preventing roof leaks, Knickerbocker’s roof maintenance programs are designed to fit our customers’ needs and budget. Note that, in the long run, an investment in an annual roof maintenance program can save you from spending a lot of time and money on repairs. Another benefit of a roof maintenance program is the peace-of-mind you’ll get from knowing that you’ve got everything covered, when it comes to roof maintenance.

    It’s easy to get started with a roof maintenance program with Knickerbocker right away!

    We begin all roof maintenance programs for industrial, commercial and institutional facilities with a routine roof inspection to survey the condition of all building roofs. After inspection, we provide a written report on each roof. The report includes photographed areas of the roof that need to be addressed, and also details work that should be performed. In addition to our annual roof maintenance programs, our Service Department also offers semi-annual programs, and small project roof repairs and replacements.

    Last, but not least, Knickerbocker always offers emergency roof leak repair service; however, with an annual roof maintenance program with us, you greatly reduce the need for emergency service!

    For further information on the above programs, contact us at 708-339-7260 or be sure to visit our website today!