Friday, July 31, 2015

Five Fact Friday

It's that time again...Five Fact Friday brought to you by RoofConnect's Technical Services Department.

  • Effective communication is key in maintaining customer relationships and potentially more important than the actual work being performed.
  • There is not “one size fits all” roof application.  Each opportunity must be evaluated and fitted with the appropriate roof for the location, configuration, size, and use of the building.
  • Remember:  The lowest price does not necessarily result in saving money.  Hire the person who is most knowledgeable about the project, not the one with the lowest price.
  • A scheduled inspection program for rooftop drainage and waterways is critical to positive roof performance and structural integrity.
  • When considering a solar installation, it is essential to include a roofing professional and roofing manufacturer in your discussions with the solar integrator.  Together they can make sure your roofing continues to perform and your building contents are protected during and after the solar installation.

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    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Five Fact Friday!

    Welcome to the first edition of RoofConnect's Five Fact Friday! We hope to make this a weekly posting that will provide valuable information on various roofing topics. 

    1. Performing preventative maintenance to any type of roof system will add 40% to the life expectancy, per the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).
    2. Cleaning a single ply white membrane annually will help reflect UV and maximize the energy efficiency of the building. 
    3. Detailed cleaning with the proper chemicals is essential in installing single ply patches.
    4. Water based acrylic coatings are poor performers on roof systems that do not have positive drainage. They will gather dust and debris, causing a dirty roof system and possibly clogging roof drains.
    5. Detailed scopes of work and specifications are essential for obtaining competitive pricing for roof repairs and re-roofing.
    For more information, please visit our website,, or contact our technical services department ( today!

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    Getting back in the swing of things!

    It has been a LONG time since we have written for the blog. But we have great plans to change that. Stay tuned for upcoming posts. If you have a request for a roofing related topic you would like us to address, please let us know! 

    In the meantime, be sure to check out our website,, and find us on Facebook and Twitter

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Spring Roof Maintenance on Your Building's Roof

    At a minimum, you should conduct roof maintenance annually on your buildings.  More often than not, when a roof fails it is due to lack of regular maintenance. Consistent roof maintenance can prevent a multitude of issues that could escalate into the expensive and sometimes preventable need for a complete roof restoration or replacement.

    A few things you and your maintenance team can do on a regular basis to extend the life of your roofing systems:

    1. Drainage Systems:  Clear all gutters, downspouts, scuppers; clean out all drains; check strainers and clamping rings.

    2. Is there debris or materials on the roof that could damage the roof system?  Is there excessive foot traffic that necessitates more walkway pads?

    3. Proper maintenance to rooftop equipment and their surrounding area:  check for oil, animal fats, and other contaminants that could degrade the roof system.  Change the equipment filters regularly to prevent these deposits on the roof.

    4. Ponding water:  Aggregate is likely to collect in these areas which could result in vegetation growth and impede drainage.

    5. Penetration flashings:  Pitch pans and pipe boots are maintenance items that should be checked regularly for voids.

    6. On all HVAC units, check the ductwork connections, access panels, gaskets, condensate lines, etc. to make sure there is no water entry.  Identifying and correcting these items could eliminate unnecessary roof service calls.

    7. Walls:  Check interior walls for stains or bubbling paint.  Check exterior walls for bubbling paint, missing mortar, deteriorated blocking, etc.  Identifying and correcting these items could eliminate unnecessary roof service calls.

    8. Always use a professional roofing contractor to assist you in your roof maintenance needs. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) offers a few tips and guidelines for selecting a commercial roofing contractor.

    Also, all of the major roofing system manufacturers encourage semi-annual inspections with documentation to maximize the life of your roof and possibly extend your warranty term (if applicable).

    If you are limited in staff or time, let RoofConnect take care of your roofs for you. RoofConnect can manage your entire roof portfolio.  We will schedule out all roof inspections, perform annual maintenance, track your roof warranties and provide you with 24/7 access to the your roof inventory data via a personalized roof management portal.

    Call Now For a FREE Roof Evaluation and Action Plan

    Don’t wait for a roofing problem to occur --- by then it is too late!  Be proactive in your Roof Asset Management! Planned preventative roof maintenance can save money, time and heartburn.

    This topic will never dull for us here at RoofConnect: see our previous post "When a flat roof is not regularly maintained it may cost far more over time"

    Note: NRCA believes that the best way for a building owner to ensure satisfactory post-installation roof system performance is to have a formal, long-term maintenance agreement with a professional roofing contractor. Building owners should take care in selecting a roofing contractor to perform the maintenance work. Additional information is available from NRCA.

    Call us 24/7/365 at 877-942-5613.

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    RoofConnect, Liz Miller

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

    Happy 2014 - Prepare Roof for Storm Hercules!

    Start the new year right - be prepared for Storm Hercules and excessive snowfall.

    Now is a crucial time to evaluate your roofs and enact your winter emergency and snow removal action plan. As a preventive measure, it is good to have a yearly assessment of your roof to make sure there are no underlying repairs that need to be done prior to a heavy snow. It’s important to understand the risk that snow and ice accumulation poses, and it’s even more important to secure proper snow and ice removal from a reputable roofing company, like RoofConnect...before the storm, before all resources are allocated.

    In the event of any winter storms, snowfall can be monitored, measured and assessed to determine whether or not it exceeds your roof’s weight capacity, and when it does, it is important to remove immediately.

    Even when snow or ice accumulation does not exceed your roof’s weight capacity, drifting and wind can cause unanticipated roof failures or leaks. Furthermore, snow and ice melt-off can freeze and block drainage systems.

    RoofConnect Five major items of review should be considered for winter Commercial Roof Maintenance:

    1. Current Snow Load on Your Building. With snow storm followed by snow storm, roof weights can become an item of serious concern. We want to ensure that this doesn't happen at any of your locations.

    2. Proper and Continuous Roof Drainage. Accumulating snows coupled with thawing and then refreezing make it critical that you clear all drains, gutters and scuppers. Every winter buildings collapse due to poor roof drainage.

    3. Ice buildup and Falling Ice. Ice formations form on gutters and overhangs that can cause serious concerns to customers, employees and other visitors to your facilities. Ice buildup must be addressed to prevent injuries and damage at your facilities.

    4. Snow Packs Around Building. Often times snow plowing causes snow build up against the exterior walls. Moving snow away from the exterior walls can avoid moisture problems inside your building.

    5. Roof Leaks and Water Infiltration. Snow and ice build up on your roof can cause leaks in unusual sources. Snow build up around unit fans and over the height of roof flashings can cause leaks into the building creating hazards.

    RoofConnect utilizes our vast network of experienced Roofing Technicians for your winter related roofing needs, ensuring there is no long term damage to your roof system. 

    Don’t forget…Inexperienced crews can damage or destroy the roofing membrane with improper shovel or snow blower use.

    RoofConnect has the experience to properly analyze, design and execute a plan to take care of any of your winter roofing needs. Please contact your RoofConnect representative today or if one is not assigned, please call 877-942-5613 or email info(@) to receive immediate answers to any of your questions or roofing related winter weather roof concerns.

    Call us 24/7/365 at 877-942-5613.

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    RoofConnect, Liz Miller

    Monday, August 19, 2013

    RoofConnect Offers You Emergency Service; Immediate Connection

    RoofConnect -- Emergency Service; Immediate Connection

    RoofConnect provides 24-hour Emergency Repair Service, including nights, weekends and holidays. Each location has a fully staffed service department operating 24/7/365 to protect our client's roofs in any weather emergency.

    We can assist in the documentation requirements for insurance claims, as well as work with the material manufacturers to resolve repair and maintenance claims on your warranted roofs. Additionally, whether it's an emergency leak service, hurricane, tornado, fire, or any other natural disaster, the RoofConnect team is only a phone call away. We will provide you with the best possible solution in the shortest amount of time.
    This immediate service can save you time and money, and may decrease further interior and structural damage.

    If your emergency is after normal business hours (7:30 am – 5:00 pm CST) please call 877-942-5613 and our designated on-call RoofConnect Representative will assist you immediately.

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    Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    Happy 4th of July from RoofConnect, National Roofing Services

    Happy 4th of July from RoofConnect, National Roofing Services

    Wishing you a safe, stress-free Independence Day and a weekend full of celebration!  To help in those efforts, I wanted to remind you that RoofConnect never closes! 
    If you have any roofing emergencies over the holiday please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Representatives - we are always available 24-7-365!

    We value your patronage and appreciate your confidence in us.  On behalf of all of us at RoofConnect, National Roofing Services, I wish you a Happy Fourth of July!
    For your convenience, our 24-hour emergency service contact information for you to post where necessary: 
    RoofConnect Customer Service
    24/7/365 Emergency Roof Service:
    (877) 942-5613 - After hours Press 2
    Just remember...Your RoofConnect Team is only a phone call away!

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