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March 2017 News Letter

Service Works "Up On Top" Newsletter
March 2017
A roof collapse can shut a business down for weeks and months, not to mention the potential danger of injury or death for employees and other building occupants. Maintenance and engineering managers must avoid ignoring their roofs until something serious happens, and establish a regular maintenance schedule to keep it top of mind.         

Clogged drains can cause water to back up onto a roof and impart tremendous weight loads on a structure. Secondary drains, or overflows, should be part of the roofs design and can prevent this from happening, but are not always there, especially in the case of older buildings. 

To have your roof evaluated for secondary drainage and to have the current roof drains cleaned call Service Works, Your Full Service Roofing Contractor.

Avoiding Roof Replacement Problems
One of the most challenging aspects of managing an institutional or commercial facility is addressing roofing issues. For many maintenance and engineering managers, roofs frequently are problems from the day they are installed.
One immense issue is that roofs are not the easiest components to maintain. Correcting a problem in one area seems to generate a new issue in another area. Replacing a roof is a big-ticket investment, not to mention disruptive, and they do not improve with age. In fact, nearly one-half of all roofs require replacement before they reach their rated service lives.
Eventually, all roof systems require replacement. The success of the replacement project depends to a great extent on actions that managers take before and during the replacement process. While many issues can contribute to a less-than-successful replacement project, managers need to be aware of the four of the most common problems.
Waiting until later
The usual approach to a roof replacement project is to wait until a major issue arises, such as a membrane failure or a major leak, to start the planning process. The problem with this approach is that roofs rarely fail suddenly. They deteriorate over a long period.
Managers and front-line technicians can take steps to detect problems early and track deterioration. Roofs send signals as they go bad. Membranes move, seams split, surfaces alligator, flashing lifts and water leaks. All of these symptoms are warning signs that something is going wrong with the roofing system, and that something is almost always bad. Most problems are easy to find. All technicians need to do is look closely.

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Service Works is Your Full Service Roofing Contractor specializing in 24/7 leak repairs, preventative maintenance, and reroofing. When it has to be done on time and within budget, you can depend on Service Works. 
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Is it time for your roofs spring cleaning? Do the gutters and drains need to have the debris removed from around them? Pitch pans filled? Flashings inspected?

Now is a great time to contact Service Works to schedule your next inspection and preventative maintenance tune up. With this service you can address small items before they become big items, and maintain compliance with your manufactures warranty.  
To schedule your next value added inspection call you local office of Service Works, Your Full Service Roofing Contractor.
5423 N. 59th Street
Tampa, FL 33610

6220 Metro Plantation Road 
Ft. Myers, FL 33966
2423 S. Orange Avenue #344
Orlando, FL 32806
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