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4 Reasons Your Business Needs an Annual Roof Maintenance Plan

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Your commercial roof protects everything and everyone inside of your business, so it makes sense to be proactive about its care. A long-lasting roof costs your company less in the long run, so plan to maintain it rather than replace it when possible. A roof maintenance plan is the key to properly caring for the roof.

1. Debris Removal

Debris can accumulate, particularly on flat and low-slope roofs. Debris includes everything from leaves and blown-in garbage to things like bird nests and droppings. Although debris can collect on a roof year-round, fall is the prime time due to falling leaves.

Avoiding Potential Pitfalls in Green Roof Installation

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Your business or facility may be going green, or you may just want to save money on HVAC, stormwater management, and other expenses. Either way, installing a green roof can help your business reach those goals. But a green roof installation can be quite different from your typical roofing job, so you have to navigate the experience carefully to avoid any potential pitfalls.

Learn how to avoid some common pitfalls in green roof installation.

Avoid Choosing an Unqualified Contractor

4 Tips for Cold-Weather Green Roof Design & Maintenance

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Green roofs offer business owners many benefits. Not only are they beneficial for the environment, but they also provide great insulation that can potentially help lower building heating and cooling costs. However, if you own a business in Minnesota or another area of the country that experiences cold, snowy winters, then you may think that a green roof is not right for your business, because many plants simply cannot survive harsh winter weather.

The truth is that green roofs are great options in even the coldest areas of the country when they are properly designed and maintained. 

Read on to learn four tips for designing and maintaining a green roof that thrives in even the harshest winter weather. 

5 Advantages of Metal Wall Panels

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Modern commercial structures often employ the most advanced innovations in architectural designs and materials to make themselves stand out in the business world. The choice of wall panel material can play an integral role, not only for the building’s aesthetics but also in its energy efficiency, safety, and longevity.

If you seek state-of-the-art wall panel options that can check all of these boxes for your own commercial building, metal wall panels may provide you with exactly what you need. Discover five major advantages that you can enjoy from incorporating wall metal panels into your construction or renovation project.

1. Metal Wall Panels Offer a Variety of Looks

4 Commercial Metal Roof System Options

Metal Roof — Saint Paul, MN — Berwald Roofing IncMetal roofs are great options for most commercial facilities. Metal roofs are energy-efficient, durable, and require little to no maintenance. In fact, the average metal roof can stay in great shape with little maintenance for up to 45 years or even longer. 

You should learn about all of your metal roof system options before you have a metal roof installed so you can ensure you choose a new roof that suits the needs of your business and your personal preferences. 

Read on to learn about your 4 metal roof options you will have for your new metal roof. 

1. Roof Deck Type

What You Should Know About Commercial Roof Ventilation

Commercial Roof Ventilation — Saint Paul, MN — Berwald Roofing IncIf you plan to replace your commercial roof soon, then you should look into your new roof design and material options. However, you should also look into your roof ventilation system options to decide which may be best for your roof and your building. When your roof is equipped with a proper ventilation system, you can decrease the risk of many roof problems and increase building comfort and energy efficiency.

Read on to learn why a roof needs a ventilation system, the problems a well-designed ventilation system can prevent, and just a few of your roof ventilation system options. 

Why a Roof Needs a Ventilation System

5 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Re-Roofing

Roof — Saint Paul, MN — Berwald Roofing Inc.Installing a new roof on your commercial building can be disruptive to normal business operations. However, you can do many things to make the experience less disruptive to your business. You need to educate yourself about the roofing process, plan what your business will do during the project, communicate with your staff and customers, work the project into your budget, and prioritize safety.

Doing these things will ensure that your business operations will go smoothly before, during, and after your commercial re-roofing project. 

  1. Do Your Homework

Noises, dust, debris, odors, and climate control issues can all be a problem during a new roof installation. If you’ve never installed a new roof on your commercial building, talk to your contractor to find out what to expect. Ask questions such as:

3 Signs That Your Metal Roof Might Need Help

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When you purchase a metal roof for your commercial facility, you want to get the full benefit of this roofing material’s good looks, superb durability, and many years of longevity. Unfortunately, not even metal can claim immunity to damage and deterioration, which, in turn, can lead to structural failure and a greatly shortened lifespan.

The more you know about the kinds of issues a metal roof can develop, the more easily you can spot common trouble signs, understand their implications, and schedule the right sort of professional assistance. Discover three trouble signs to put on your list.

A Guide to Single-Ply Membrane Roofs

If you plan to install a new business roof or replace your existing one, then you know you have many commercial roof options. One of those options is a single-ply roof membrane. If you have not yet chosen the commercial roof type you would like to have installed, then you should learn more about this roof type and all of your single-ply membrane roof options. 

Read on to learn more about single-ply membrane roof advantages, your single-ply membrane roof options, and other important facts about these roofs. 

FAQs About Winter Weather and Metal Roofing

Metal roofs perform well at all times of year, even in winter when snow and ice can add weight to the roof. However, some metal roofs may need extra maintenance. Knowing how to clean your metal roof, when to remove snow, and signs of too much snow on the roof and other problems can help you keep your commercial roof in good condition. This FAQ can help. 

Will Snow Accumulate on a Metal Roof?

Weight from most heavy snows will not damage your metal roof. Metal roofs are slippery, which means that snow will run down the roof throughout the winter. Although some accumulation may occur, it will not last long. This is one of the benefits of metal roofing. If the roof isn’t properly cleaned or maintained, however, snow may accumulate in some areas.


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