Roof Core Sample Tells a Different Story

Taking a core sample of your commercial roof can give a story of what’s going on inside your roofing system. This client discovered a leak in the roof, however they had no idea how extensive the damage really was. Showalter Roofing took a core sample of the roof and found that water was absorbed into the insulation. The leak in the roof formed once the insulation was completely saturated with water. Contact Showalter Roofing to help keep your roof in great working order. Watch the results of the core sample now.

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Hot! Hot! Hot! What Does the Hot Sun Do to the Roof?

Roofing systems expand and contract all the time with cool temperatures and heat. Our recent high temperatures is certainly causing alarm with the stress heat plays on the roofing materials.

Cracked Roof

Cracked Roof

Roofing membranes expand, seems begin to split and flashing cracks and peels away from the edges are some of the most common areas to watch for changes to occur. The weather can certainly change at a moments notice by adding wind and rain to the hot, stressed materials. With weakened materials, wind can cause pieces of the roofing system to come loose and water finds its way into the interior of the building.

If you haven’t had an inspection on your roofing system in at least 6 months, it’s time to have your roof taken care of to avoid damage on the inside and out. It’s a small upfront investment or a much larger one later.

Contact us today to have your roof inspected 630.499.7700.

Top 10 Common Commercial Roofing Problems

What common problems plague the commercial and industrial buildings each spring? Showalter has compiled a list of the top 10 problems that

Blown Off Roofing System

Blown Off Roofing System

occur regularly each spring. By familiarizing yourself with the list, you can watch for many of the issues before they cause damage to the   inside…and outside of your building.

  • Roof Leaks
  • Blow Offs—Portions of the roof is missing
  • Poor Installation and Workmanship
  • Lack of Maintenance– Wear & tear begins to show before its time.
  • Standing Water—Ponding
  • Punctures
  • Poorly Completed Repairs
  • Safety
  • Blistering
  • Shrinkage

To have your roof inspected for the top 10 common roofing problems, contact Showalter Roofing at 630.499.7700.

 

Spring Roof Inspection

Spring Roof Inspection

 

Spring $100 Commercial and Industrial Roof Inspection
Includes a 25 point inspection with full     report. If any issues are found, you can have Showalter Roofing repair the problem for you and apply the $100 roof inspection.   Offer expires: 5/15/12

Types of Roofing Systems

As budgets continue to be a concern, and justifications need to be made, we wanted to help in your decision making process by explaining the roofing systems available to you by Showalter Roofing. We’ve chosen these systems as they are the most reliable and long lasting systems found in the industry today.

TPO Roof

TPO Roof

 

TPO

 

Thermoplastic Polyolefin is a single-ply roofing system that can be fully adhered, mechanically fastened or  ballasted. The white TPO  material helps to reduce the heat

in the building and is many times the popular choice for ‘Green’ or energy efficient buildings.

Metal Roof

Metal Roof

 

Metal

 

Metal roofing systems are increasing in popularity due to their durability and long     lasting wear. It is a larger cost upfront, but lasts the longest from all roofing systems out there.

 

Modified Bitumen Roof

Modified Bitumen Roof

 

 

Modified Bitumen

 

Modified Bitumen is asphalt based that has modifiers added to give it a plastic or rubber like finish. It is a durable roofing system that has a very long track record. It has either an aluminum coated or granulated surface.

What makes the roofing system last is the maintenance. By caring for the roof, you extend the life of the roofing system. The cost to maintain it continues to be cheaper and more cost effective than an early replacement. Roofs are easily forgotten, but if a leak in the roof begins, damage on the inside is inevitable.

 

 

On the Panel at the CEO Forum

It was a wonderful surprise to see a full house yesterday. There must have been close to 200 attendees. We began the program at 8:00 a.m. at the Rosewood

Panelists

Panelists

Restaurant in Rosemont, IL. It was a pleasure to meet so many new guests.

There were 8 questions brought to the panel discussing topics such as budgets, marketing and employees. Take a moment to view the CEO Forum page for pictures and the top 8 questions.