The questions always come up… “Why should I spend money on something that isn’t leaking?” or “Why do I need maintenance if I have a warranty?” The life of your roof is directly related to how often it is inspected and how quickly small problems are identified and repaired. The federal government, which is the largest building owner in the United States, found that their average roof lasted LESS than five years before leakage occurred and less than eight years before replacement was necessary. A national roofing association has shown that almost 35% of all roofs do not reach their life expectancy.
The following are causes identified with premature flat roof failure:
- 47% is due to poor workmanship
- 16% is due to poor design
- 9% is due to faulty materials and weathering
- 8% is due to trapped moisture or mechanical damage
- 3% is due to roof traffic
Roof Maintenance Education
Our goal at WPS Commercial is to educate as many owners and building managers as possible to the fact that roof maintenance makes economic sense. A flat roof inspected semi-annually can last up to 50% longer than one that is visited only when there is a leak. Maintenance with documentation provides you with a written history of repairs, a projected life expectancy, and clear budget numbers for future expenditures. It gives you both knowledge and control, while it protects your asset and increases value to your property.
Give us a call at WPS Commercial to learn more. We’d love to talk to you! (636) 600-8734
If your roof is old, worn out, leaking, losing energy, getting too hot, or failing in any way other than structural, then restoring it by means of a fluid coating CAN help you. A silicone fluid roof has become a strong, UV resistant, moisture curing, non-chalking, environmentally friendly product. Find out if a silicone fluid roof is right for your commercial roof by calling WPS Commercial today!
Roof leaks equate to time and expenses that you might not have budgeted for. They’re a nuisance to deal with so when you spot a potential problem during a rain event or routine inspection, you might be tempted to put off the repair figuring “I’ll deal with that later. I think I have more pressing needs demanding my attention.”
We cannot stress enough the importance of dealing with leaks right away.
If you wait until the water starts dripping, you risk higher repair costs and the added expense of interior damage. Plus, that puts you in a reactionary mode forcing you to wait for the repair technician to arrive.
How can something so physically small cause such large problems? Beyond the damage to the roof itself, roof leaks can create several major headaches inside the building. Called “consequential damage,” these issues are unlikely to be covered by any roofing system warranty, and if left to fester, the cost of addressing these issues can be exponentially higher than what it would have cost to proactively maintain and properly repair your roof in the first place.
Here are five common forms of consequential damage from roof leaks:
- Ceiling tiles falling and causing damage to inventory or employees.
- Slip and falls caused by wet flooring.
- Roof Insulation damage caused by water saturation if the leak is not repaired promptly.
- Acceleration of the age of the roof.
Roof leaks are no joke. Water is the silent enemy of roof systems, and it’s no picnic once it gets inside the building, either. Have your roofs properly maintained and inspected on a regular basis.
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WPS Commercial Announces its Relocation to Fenton Industrial Court
Company also launches new website
Fenton, MO (August 5, 2017) – WPS Commercial announces the company has relocated their office to Fenton Industrial Court. The new office location is approximately three miles from the previous location.
“As WPS continues to thrive, we outgrew our previous location and found an office better suited for our growing team,” says Rick Provance, President of WPS Commercial. “With more space and more employees, we are poised to take on bigger projects and continue to provide our clients with top-notch service.”
The new office space provides the company with more space and room to grow. In addition, the new location is significantly more accessible to clients, with parking directly in front of the building. The street-level property is located in Fenton Industrial Court, nestled between Deka and Victorian Fireplace, with quick access to highway 44. The area boasts many restaurants as well, providing better options for customer lunch meetings.
“There are many benefits to our new location. The shop is larger and more open, which makes organization easier for our crews,” says Provance. “We encourage our existing clients and potential customers to stop by and check out our new space.”
The new address for WPS Commercial is 1804 Larkin Williams Rd., Fenton, MO 63026. For more information on the company, please visit www.wpscommercial.com or call 636.600.8734.
About WPS Commercial
WPS Commercial specializes in commercial flat roof repair, and structural and manhole infrastructure restoration. The company began more than 10 years ago as a basement waterproofing contractor, Waterproof Solutions, and through dedication and determination to provide exceptional service at an affordable price, WPS has experienced exponential growth and morphed into several dynamic divisions.
As an independent dealer, not a franchise, WPS is not limited to using only the products that the franchiser supplies, giving the company freedom to select the best products available for their lineup. WPS strives to provide the best solution to customers’ unique needs.
Allen Decker has over 18 year’s practical experience in the wastewater industry. He has served as a wastewater operator, technical trainer and adviser with a class “A” wastewater certificate, the highest in the state of Missouri.