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DIY – watch this video and Do It Yourself (DIY)

All of us on social media have seen these do it yourself instructions ranging from removing unwanted facial hair to building a backyard volcano for your kids.  From taming a wild dog to making lasagna that will even impress your grouchy mother-in-law.  Sadly, there is a vast amount of DIY roofing information circulating around on social media.

Please call Springfield before trying any DIY roofing!  Working on elevated, uneven surfaces is a dangerous and life threatening endeavor.  While DIY is fine for learning how to knit a sweater or tie-dye your old tennis shoes, your safety and life is worth more than the cost of our FREE estimates.

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Vendor Warranties

The #2 irritant of a facility manager is Vendor Warranties!! Calling the vendor when you have a warranty claim can be verying irritating and time consuming for facility managers. Especially when the vendors don’t want to live up to their warranties and make them difficult to understand what’s covered and what’s not. Make sure you when you are getting a quote for new construction, material, equipment, etc, ask for a copy of the warranty and make sure that their provisions are included in the quote that you will both be signing.

Happily, there are vendors out there who represent products with outstanding warranties. The Duro-Last warranty offered by Springfield Commercial Roofing is one of those vendors and make it very painless to process a claim. Check out all of the warranties they offer: Duro-Last warranty list.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 231-263-5300 if you have any questions on roof warranties.

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Roof Inspections

A well maintained roof last the longest.  It is wise to have your commercial roofs inspected each year to keep small problems from becoming big problems.  We provide this service to all of our existing clients and are always looking to help new clients make their rooftop investments last as long as possible before replacement.

Call us to complete your roof inspection!  231-263-5300

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Save Energy – Save the Landfill!

Energy efficient reflective roofs are almost always the best solution because they help save energy and keep your building dry.  However, there is also a benefit to keeping an existing asphalt roof as long as possible too.  Asphalt roofing materials are not very recyclable and usually end up in a landfill.  Therefore keeping the old roof going as long as possible can also be argued to be a “green” solution as it keeps the stuff out of the landfill.  Springfield strives to keep your existing roof performing.  A re-roof is only recommended when all repair options are exhausted.

Call us for a free roof evaluation – 231-263-5300.

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What Does Wet Insulation Look Like?

Wet insulation is a major issue when water is allowed to get underneath the roof system. When the insulation becomes saturated, it loses its ability to effectively insulate the building and energy will be lost.

Below is an example of wet insulation (notice the water bubbles).

Wet InsulationPiece of wet roof insulation

 

 

 

 

         

 

At this point, the saturated insulation (pictured above in our "core cut") needs to be torn off and replaced before a new roofing layer is added. This can quickly become expensive as it increases the labor and material cost on a re-roof project. So make sure if you are experiencing leaks that you get them serviced early on to prevent complete saturation.

The Springfield Service Team is available 24/7! Call us at 231.263.5300 for professional service and quality solutions.

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Independent Contractors

Are you hiring a contractor to provide services?  Make sure you ask to see the following insurance certificates;  Workers Compensation, Automobile, and Liability.  Also verify that the contractor utilizes employees (W-2 wage earners) rather than subcontractors (1099 workers) as your liability is much lower when the contractor has employees that are covered under the abovementioned insurances.

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Roof Maintenance

Taking the attitude “out of sight, out of mind” is a dangerous attitude when it comes to your roof. A roof can leak for days, weeks, or even months before it is noticed inside the building. Routine maintenance and inspections are a major component of helping the roof on your commercial building last longer.

Roofing Contractor magazine (December 2012 issue, page 32) states: “More than 80 percent of all roofs are replaced prematurely.”  Don’t let this happen to your roof!

At Springfield Commercial Roofing, we take great care of our customers, helping our northern Michigan clients keep their existing roofs performing longer by doing routine inspections and maintenance. Do you have your own maintenance team? Even better – – – – we can help them with instructions of what to do on a routine basis, what not to do, and when they should call us in to help.

Source:  Roofing Contract Magazine, December 2012, page 32.

 

 

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