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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. Prevent This Year’s Roofing Leaks from Rain and Snow

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    October is here and we’re on the brink of some hefty wet weather this fall in the Midwest. The last thing we all want to talk about is the rain, sleet, and snow that will be forecasted as we’ve spent precious moments in the beautiful summer weather these past several months. Still, the roofing industry is here to help you prepare for the leaks and repairs you could run into this upcoming season.

    The first step is being responsible by taking action. Make sure you are prepared to manage and maintain both commercial and industrial buildings, because the harsh weather is bound to affect those who think there is time to waste. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the snowfall in the Chicago area this coming winter “will be above normal in most of the region, with the snowiest periods in mid-December, early [to] mid-January, and early February.”

    Also, always keep in mind that knowledge is power. Know the common causes of roof leaks such as: puncture wounds to various portions of the roof, rotting materials, cracked flashings, broken shingles, poor roof and gutter drainage and installation. Now is the right time to fix existing problems and take preventive measures by making sure your roof is in good condition to handle the up-and-coming unpredictable weather.

    With proper maintenance, you can avoid leaks and further extend the life of your roof in return. You can seek proper precaution and prevent roof leaks at your facilities every season of the year by reaching out to the roofing experts!

    If your industrial and commercial facilities are within 100 miles of Chicago, Illinois, you’ll want to equip yourself for “above normal” snowfall and other precipitation this year. Prevent roof leaks with Knickerbocker Roofing! You can learn more about the roof repair services we offer by contacting our service staff directly at 708-339-7260, or by visiting our website today. For information on emergency roof and leak repairs click here.