Building Codes

Roof inspections should be top of mind before winter sets in

Posted by on December 8, 2015 in Blog, Building Codes, Roofing Maintenance | Comments Off on Roof inspections should be top of mind before winter sets in

Roof inspections should be top of mind before winter sets in

It may seem like last winter ended not too long ago, but the reality is that fall is quickly coming to an end, and colder temperatures and harsh weather are not far off. As a building owner or facility manager, planning for winter’s ice and snow starts at the top: The roofing membrane serves as the first line of defense against the elements. For...

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Just how strong is your commercial roof

Posted by on September 26, 2015 in Blog, Building Codes, Education, Roofing Maintenance | Comments Off on Just how strong is your commercial roof

Just how strong is your commercial roof

The roof is often times your building’s first layer of defense against the weather elements, standing up to extreme UV light, heavy snow, and rain. Even a regular maintenance trip to the roof can result in something being dropped on the surface.   Common punctures to your roof can happen in a variety of ways with objects hitting the roof at...

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GenFlex helps clear the air on VOCs

Posted by on August 7, 2015 in Blog, Building Codes, Energy, Industry Trends | 0 comments

GenFlex helps clear the air on VOCs

“Green” means many things to many people. For building owners, it typically refers to the energy efficiency of a building. For general contractors, it can indicate the sustainability of products and practices. For architects, it sometimes represents the impact of construction on the surrounding ecosystem. And for roofers, we often think of...

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Proper training and education are essential to prevent roofing accidents

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Blog, Building Codes, Roofing Safety | 0 comments

Proper training and education are essential to prevent roofing accidents

Currently, accidental falls are the leading cause of death and serious injury for roofing workers. Many accidents can be prevented with the use of proper safety measures and training.   During a two-year period, California’s OSHA conducted investigations  into 126 accidents from roofing operations and found that three out of every four...

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Spring is just around the corner, roof inspections should be top of mind

Posted by on March 25, 2015 in Blog, Building Codes, Roofing Maintenance | 0 comments

Spring is just around the corner, roof inspections should be top of mind

The worst of winter appears to be behind us, and now is the time to start focusing on preventative roofing maintenance. Snow falls were extremely heavy in many parts of the country; with spring precipitation on the way, this is the time to address minor concerns before they become major problems. In general, it is recommended to perform at least...

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Building codes continuously improving energy efficiency standards

Posted by on February 10, 2015 in Blog, Building Codes, Energy | 0 comments

Building codes continuously improving energy efficiency standards

The trend of increasing commercial building energy efficiency is not going away anytime soon. More regulations and building codes are setting new standards for new construction projects. Energy efficiency is important to a building’s long-term maintenance and operating costs, making it extremely important to building owners and facility...

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As kids head back to school, GenFlex puts roofing on the lesson plan

Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Blog, Building Codes | 0 comments

As kids head back to school, GenFlex puts roofing on the lesson plan

As hard as it is to believe, fall is here – across the country, most kids have finished mourning the end of summer vacation and have settled into the routine of a new school year.   For more than 14 million students in our K-12 public schools, the fall semester means coming back to a building that doesn’t meet basic construction codes, is...

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