Problem Areas On A Roof

What Are the Most Common Roof Obstructions?

Problem Areas On A RoofRoofs are complex building components and each roof type and material has its own weak points – here are the most common roof obstructions:

  • Problems with flat build-up roofs – alligatoring (small cracks on the roof surface caused by prolonged exposure to UV radiation that makes the roof look like alligator skin), roof shrinkage (the pulling away of the topmost membrane from the sides, caused by aging, exposure to heat and UV radiation or improper installation) and the punctures caused by impact, such as hail or sharp stones, twigs and branches falling on the roof are the most common issues encountered on BUR systems;
  • Ponding water – a universal issue that can affect any type of roof and is usually caused by improper roofing design or the damage sustained by the roof’s support structure that causes roof sections to sag and to allow water to accumulate;
  • Flashing problems – the stripes of material installed in roof valleys, in the areas where two roof sections meet or around roof openings, such as the chimneys or the skylights, are very sensitive parts that need special attention. Improperly installed flashing stripes or aged, cracked or deformed flashing will let water through, causing leaks and damaging the roof structure.  No matter the roofing problem, an expert Dallas roofer can help repair all the above problems, or do a complete replacement.
Build Planning Tips

Tips for Planning a Tenant Build Out

Build Planning TipsA tenant build-out is the process of transforming a space leased by a commercial tenant in order to meet a tenant’s requirements. The process might involve changing the design or the layout of the offices, of the commercial space or of the restrooms and in most cases, it involves painting work and other types of internal finish work as well as the accommodation of new technology.

Depending on the complexity of the project, tenant build-outs might require building or demolition permits issued by local authorities and the involvement of professional designers and architects in the creation of detailed plans, layout designs and blueprints, followed by the actual work processes carried out by building contractors. Like any building project, a tenant build-out also needs to be meticulously planned and managed – the teams that execute the build-out plans need to be coordinated the same way as in the case of a larger construction process.

Budget planning also needs to be made an integral part of the overall planning – like in the case of any building project, the allocated budget should be at least 15% higher than the total amount calculated for materials, labor fees and documentation costs to allow for easier accommodation of unexpected expenses and situations.

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Wind Storm Damage Roof

Roofs That Withstand Texas Weather

Wind Storm Damage RoofTexas is a state that has varied geography, each of its geographic regions having its own, very distinct climate. Texas climate varies from humid in the eastern part of the state to subtropical and arid and what makes the state’s climate even more complex is the high occurrence of tornados and other extreme storms on the entire territory of the state.

While such extremes can affect any part of local buildings, the building component that needs to be the strongest and most resistant is the roof, the topmost layer of defense on any construction. The work should be done by professionals experienced in roofing Dallas homes and businesses.  The requirement to build roofs that are able to withstand harsh UV radiation, heat, heavy rain, high winds as well as fires has made local builders and building owners turn towards special roofing solutions, such as impact-resistant shingles and special coatings. Impact-resistant shingles have been designed to withstand hail, but they make the best choice for areas affected by other types of extreme weather as well, while the application of coatings on existing roofs is a great way to improve the roof’s resistance to harsh sunshine as well as to the harmful actions of water. Other construction solutions aimed at creating roofs that can withstand Texas weather include reduced slopes – the flatter the roof, the more resistant to the high winds associated with storms.

Tips for Designing a Productive Office Building

Help With Designing Office Building

The principle way of increasing the productivity of your teams is by motivating and challenging them, but the work environment is also a factor that can provenly enhance the efficiency and the productivity of work processes. Here are some office building design solutions that can improve team productivity:

  • Ergonomic spaces – creating spaces that are comfortable to navigate and functional reduces the time wasted on looking for files and it also insures that the health risks related to office work, such as back problems, eye strain and headaches, are minimized. Well-designed shelving systems and filing cabinets, comfortable desk configurations, complete with armrests and footrests, layered light that can illuminate the space without hurting the eyes are all essential;
  • Properly designed HVAC systems – equipping the office building with heating and cooling systems that are able to deliver the right performance and are also maintained regularly is essential for productive office work. An office that is too cold or too hot hinders productivity and poorly maintained HVAC systems spread diseases and cause discomfort.  Pay attention to the outside impression as well, hire a Dallas roofing company to improve the exterior of the building;
  • Using the right colors – energetic colors, such as blue, orange, red, green and purple are known to boost productivity. Using the harsh colors on entire walls, however, can be disturbing and overwhelming, therefore they should be used in moderation, as accents.