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  Arkansas,  Delaware,  Indiana,  Louisiana, Maryland,  New Jersey,  Ohio,  Pennsylvania,  and Texas.

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The moment of realization that the leaks and repairs are a costly cycle and a new roof is inevitable can be very daunting. The numerous roofing types can be confusing. The most popular roof is not always the right roof for your facility. Likewise, the least or even the most expensive roofing material may not be the best choice either.

The skill of the installer is a much more crucial factor. 

  Even the best material installed by a mediocre roofer can fail; however a lower grade material installed by an experienced craftsman can outlast the warranty.

What We Do

Flat roof damage from age, high winds, hail, thunderstorms, or other environmental factors can be repaired or the roof can be recovered to mitigate the risk of experiencing the same problems in the future. Ponding water often appears on flat roofs and can void most warranties. We offer a single-ply membrane system with no exclusion for ponding water. EPDM, TPO, and metal roofs can often be recovered without a costly tear-off. 

Our expertise in flat roofs of all sizes, including:   

Restaurants, Industrial Buildings, Warehouses, Big Box Stores, Shopping Centers, Medical Centers, Colleges, universities, and Assisted Living Facilities.

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7 inspirational quotes to get in the spirit of Thanksgiving!

1. We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.

– John F. Kennedy

2. Not When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

-Willie Nelson

3. The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

-Dalai Lana

4. Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

– Oprah Winfrey

5. Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.

– Catherine Pulsifer

6. Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.

– W.T. Purkiser

7. Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

– Henry Van Dyke
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Unless you’ve gone through the trouble of installing spooky rooftop decorations, your roof should play no role in the scariness of Halloween. However, a roof in disrepair can cause some seriously scary problems, especially as the weather grows colder.

Problem 1: Mold
The appearance of mold can be frightening no matter the time of year. As pointed out on HGTV.com, a leaky roof can quickly lead to mold sprouting in your attic.

Even if your roof isn’t leaking, improper ventilation can still set the stage for explosive mold growth. Setting up seasonal roof inspections is a great way to spot these problems before they become more challenging to handle.

Problem 2: Water Damage

Beyond mold, leaks in your roof can lead to other types of problems, including water damage that may not be apparent at first. Wind and rain can wear down a roof throughout the year, and as the weather turns colder, snow and ice can add to the punishment. Leaks may be difficult to notice at first, but if you leave them undetected, they will quickly balloon into costly problems. Luckily, a qualified roof inspector can detect leaks promptly.

Problem 3: Drafts and Temperature Changes

Problems with your attic insulation can lead to another spooky situation: seemingly unexplained temperature fluctuations and drafts. (These can also be caused by inadequate sealing around windows and doors.) The fall season is the perfect time to thoroughly check for air leaks. Sealing these leaks can both lower your utility bills and reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system, which won’t have to work as hard throughout the fall and winter.

Want to learn more? Check out the rest of our blog posts! And if you’d like to set up a seasonal roof inspection, just call us at 800-633-3119 or send us a message through our contact form. We’re eager to answer your questions, and we even provide free consultations!

Let LaFerney Commercial Roofing help you!!

800-633-3119 or laferney.com
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The one challenge with flat roofing is ensuring proper drainage. Unlike other roofing types that are slanted or sloped to allow water to drain automatically, flat roofs need a built-in drainage system to help remove moisture and debris. Poor drainage can lead to serious issues with flat roofing, from leaks to structural damage. There are several drainage solutions available for flat roofing and it is important to consider the pros and cons of each system before making a decision. This guide explains the advantages and disadvantages of the three most common flat roof drainage solutions; interior drains, gutters, and scuppers.

WHY FLAT ROOF DRAINAGE IS IMPORTANT

Flat roofing does not drain naturally like sloped roofs that can rely on the force of gravity to remove water. If these roofing types are not fitted with a proper drainage solution, they will experience poor drainage which leads to the following issues:

-Pooling of water on the roof that can eventually lead to leaks
or structural damage
-Accumulation of debris such as twigs and leaves
-Damage to the caulking and tar from debris buildup and
pooled water
-Extra stress from ice in the winter
-Leaks near features of the roof such as the chimney or vent
pipes
-Leaving your flat roof without a drainage system will greatly
increase the risk of these issues. Fitting the roof with one of
the following systems to ensure proper drainage will help
keep it protected.

INTERIOR DRAINS

Interior drains work just like the drain in your shower or sink. These drains are placed in areas of the roof that collect the most water, and they lead the water into a system of pipes that are installed below the roof. The water travels through these pipes until it is dispensed into a gutter or downspout at the side of the building.

-This drainage system has the following benefits:
-The walls and foundation are protected from water damage.
-The pipe system is protected by the roof and walls of
the building which reduces the risk of cracking or freezing.
-Interior drain systems are customizable and can improve
the curb appeal of your home or building.
-Before deciding on an interior drain system for your flat roof,
you must consider the following disadvantages:

Interior drains are the most expensive flat roof drainage system.
While this system is less likely to sustain damage, any damage that does occur must be repaired by a professional roofing technician.
The drains and pipes can easily become clogged with debris. You must install strainers on the drains to prevent debris blockage and routinely check the system for debris buildup.
GUTTERS

Gutters are the most commonly used, and most cost-effective drainage solution for flat roofs. They catch rainwater as it rolls off the edge of the roof and diverts the water into a downspout that dispenses it a safe distance from the foundation of the building. This prevents the water from rolling off the roof uncontrolled and running down the side of the building which could damage the siding, windows, and foundation.

There are a couple of disadvantages to using gutters on flat roofs. Gutters need consistent cleaning throughout the year because they gather debris that can block the flow of the water. If this debris is not cleared out, the water will overflow and run down the side of the building. Gutters are also susceptible to damage from severe weather, ice, and heavy debris. It is important to weigh these disadvantages against the low cost of gutters before making a final decision.
SCUPPERS

Scuppers are the most effective drainage solution for flat roofs. With this system, large square openings are made along the edge of the roof that shoots the water away from the side of the building. Sometimes downspouts are installed directly below these openings to catch the water and drain it away from the building and foundation in a controlled manner.

Flat roof scuppers have the following benefits:
-Cost-effective
-Easy to maintain
-Large, wide scuppers rarely if ever get clogged by debris
-Well designed scuppers can enhance the aesthetics of the building.

While scuppers are generally the best drainage solution for flat roofs, there are some disadvantages to take into account. Any downspouts that are installed below the scuppers for drainage are vulnerable to clogs and must be checked regularly for debris. Scuppers can also be ineffective for heavy rain and snowmelt, and they are less effective on the flat roofs with little to no pitch to guide the water to the edges. Scuppers must be cleverly designed for the best effect.

HELP FROM ROOFING PROFESSIONALS

When it comes to choosing a drainage solution for your flat roof, it is important to consider the cost of the system, its durability, and the type of maintenance required. Every drainage system discussed here is vulnerable to clogs from debris, but you can largely avoid this risk by using scuppers with no downspouts.
If you are not sure which drainage system will work best for your roof for your money, consult the roofing professionals of LaFerney Commercial Roofing. Our technicians install and maintain all types of flat roofing and we can help you choose, install, and maintain the right drainage solution for your building.
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