Q1, 2013
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Upcoming Events:
IFMA Annual Golf Classic
When: May 9th
Where: Tapawingo National Golf Club
 Annual Golf Classic 
When: May 23rd 
Where: Forest Park Golf Club





As building owners, facility managers, property managers, and builders you play a vital role in the overall environmental stability of our region. In the recent past, a huge push for sustainability has occurred, and it is a push that will not be disappearing in the near future. It is important to understand the meaning of sustainability, and for that we turn to the U.S. Department of Energy; "... The basic objectives of sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, minimize waste, and create healthy, productive environments."


Something a lot of people fail to realize is the potential that lies within their roofing system to help them achieve a greater level of sustainability. Regardless on the number of facilities that you have, even the smallest sustainable decision can have a great impact. RoofTech Consulting has the knowledge and experience to help you develop, implement, and maintain a sustainability initiative, or "Green Program", as they are commonly referred to. We can provide assistance in analyzing the conditions present, developing and implementing a green strategy specific to your building needs, and performing the due diligence necessary to help ensure the anticipated return of investment is met. Contact us today to see how we can help you help the environment. Below is an article regarding commercial roofing and sustainability published by Building Operating Management for the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI).
Jared Boeser
Project Manager 
Proper Maintenance and Specs Lead To Roofing Sustainability And Longevity 


What makes a roof sustainable? That might seem to be a simple question, but the reality is that a range of factors has to be considered to determine whether a roof can truly be considered sustainable. Is the roof made from recycled content and can it be recycled? Does it have a low embodied energy? Can it help a building save energy after is has been installed? Does it help the building reduce stormwater runoff?  It's a lot to consider. And while all those characteristics are important, arguably the most important factor in sustainability is simply how long the roof lasts.


According to the American Institute of Architects, the average life expectancy of a building is 75 years. An average roof, however, only lasts 15 years, according to the National Roofing Contractors Association. If facility executives are diligent about roof design, system selection and maintenance, and can get 25 years out of a roof instead of the average 15, that would mean two fewer roofs over the life of a building. Hence, the true measure of sustainability is achieved: avoiding raw material use and meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising.......CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING

Remember, most insurance policies only allow 12 months from the date of incident to file a damage claim.  This only leaves a few more months to file claims on damage that occured during the April, 2012 hail event.  We can help you determine damage by an peforming annual roof inspection, forensic roof assessment, infrared moisture scan, or destructive lab testing. 
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