Southern California wildfires are nothing new, especially during the winter months when the Santa Ana winds arrive. But 2017 was an especially bad fire season, having the single largest wildfire in California’s history.
According to Cal Fire, the Thomas Fire that originated in Ventura County destroyed 756 single-family residences and damaged another 189 homes. These numbers were reported in mid-December when the fire was only 40% contained!
Over time standing water on a flat roof, also known as ponding, will deteriorate your commercial roof, and eventually cause leaks, damage the roof deck, its underlying insulation, and eventually leak into rooms below.
If your building’s flat roof has a commercial coating, like a white elastomeric coating, water ponding left unchecked will reduce the coating’s service life by slowly degrading its material and adhesion properties.
Just because your roof is leaking or old and worn out doesn’t mean that your insurance company will pay for a repair or full replacement. In almost every instance your insurer will require proof your roof was recently damaged by a storm, usually from high winds or hail.
So what steps can you do as a homeowner to improve your odds of getting your insurance company to pay for a roof repair or replacement with little hassle? JH3 Company proposes you follow these 5 helpful steps.
You would assume that a commercial skylight will be properly installed on your building’s flat roof. But all too often we see common mistakes made by commercial roofers in Los Angeles who fall short when removing and re-installing skylights.
An inadequate skylight installation by an inexperienced roofer or handyman can cause leaks and long-term damage to your commercial property. You should know the right questions to ask before making a hiring decision.
We work with all type of roofing membranes, but if a single ply membrane is required for a commercial roofing project in Los Angeles County, Ventura County or Santa Barbara County, we recommend installing a FiberTite roofing system.
Our roofers have seen first-hand how FiberTite surpasses TPO and PVC in terms of its strength, flexibility, and durability. We believe our readers would appreciate a summary of our observations based on decades of roofing experience.
When people want to protect their body from the sun, they wear light-colored clothes, sun-glasses, they use lotions or creams. When it rains, they put on raincoats. Or they simply stay inside, and feel safe under the roof.
However, the roof of any building is constantly affected by the sun and moisture, the former being the constant source of infrared radiation and ultraviolet rays, and the latter causing deterioration and rotting of the roof substrate.