On commercial properties a roof is a sizable investment. It is the protection for the entire building from the intense sunlight, powerful rains, and freezing snowstorms. Keeping a roof up to standards and maintenance is no easy task and requires participation from the owner. The owners must be able to detect when there is a risk to their commercial roof and contact an experienced local roofing company as soon as the time is appropriate.

This is a basic guide to commercial roof repair for property owners.

Creating a schedule

One of the most important parts of maintaining a commercial roof is to make a schedule and to keep it. There are near-universal recommendations for when and how to have roofs inspected. There are simple lookovers that anyone can do to make sure there is no outside physical damage to a roof. For example it’s quite easy to look around to spot possible overhanging trees and branches, build-ups of snow or water, or other things that are known to damage roofs. This is a great early warning signal that you might need to call a professional roofer even before the damage has set in. Getting these things done at regular intervals is vital.

Commercial Roof Inspections

Inspections are possibly the single greatest preventative action you can take. By having a skilled commercial roofing company come at the right time, you can eliminate so much of the stress and worry that comes along with a damaged roof. For commercial roofs especially they should be checking the ventilation system, gutters, outer coating, inner deck and so much more. Especially in places like Boston with cold winters, having your roof inspected before and after the winter seasons can save so much money down the road.

Commercial Roof Repairs

For all roofs but especially on commercial buildings, getting repairs done at the proper time cannot be overstated. We have seen so many restaurants, warehouses, and shopping centers that had a small damaged section, in a seemingly unimportant place so it was pushed off. Then the problem grew, leading to a more expensive repair, resulting in no benefits or savings whatsoever. This is always a mistake and a risk to the infrastructure of the building, and a risk to the patrons.

Knowing your roof warranty

For all large investments especially a roof it is important to know what are the terms of the warranty. It is possible that many roofing products are only under warranty when they are properly maintained. If inspections and maintenance are neglected you could be on the hook for the full costs.

Hire an experienced local roofing company

Hiring a local roofing company is a key element in keeping and maintaining a roof. Local roofing companies know the city, the climate, and the risk that affects local commercial roofs. These vary from city to city and often are affected by the construction of the building as well. Building a relationship with and having a roofer you can ask questions to, who is available for the inspection is one of the best steps to take the keep your commercial roof in tiptop shape.

If you need an inspection, repair or replacement of your commercial roof in Boston, MA call your local roofing company who has proudly been serving the community for years: SS Roofing Boston. 2315 Washington St #613, Boston, MA 02119. (617) 313-7775

New roofing is part of a house’s maintenance, and vital to the overall longevity of the house. These days there has been a big jump in the quality of the roofing material, and also in the number and availability of different types of roofing material. Whether you are a roofer, or just thinking it’s about time to replace your own roof, becoming familiar with some of the different roofing manufacturers is useful.

There are dozens of roofing manufacturers out there, and all of them have something to offer theroofing business. Whether you are looking for something that can withstand high winds, or simply want something that will keep water out for the best price, learning about the different manufacturers is extremely useful.


GAF is the largest provider of roofing materials to the continental US. Their huge market share has come about because of their meticulous attention to quality and longevity. Their products come with a minimum of a 10 year warranty, and some of their best warranties last for as long as 50 years, and include labor costs of putting a new roof in should their materials fail. Warranties like these can only be offered by a company sure of their product, and we can be sure of their product too based on their confidence.

Home inspectors and roofers alike love GAF for their generous warranties and high quality, but the price can be a turn off for some customers.


The Certainteed Heritage shingles are one of the most widely available roofing materials in the world. Certainteed is a reputable roofing company popular with roofers because it is readily available. Certainteed is also known for not shedding as many granules as early as other comparable products, which helps to retain the color of the roofing material for longer.

Certainteed has a solid warranty available, and is considered very reputable in the industry.

Owens Corning

Rounding out the top three shingle manufacturers in the US is Owens Shingles. The Owens Corning Duration shingles are designed to make it difficult for you to lose a single shingle, and has a lifetime limited warranty.

This is the most cost effective of the shingles listed, and is thus understandably more popular with consumers looking to save money. Although it is more economical, Owens still has a lot to offer in terms of durability, warranty, and color.

There are a number of other shingle companies available, but these top 3 make up the majority of the shingles you will find readily available. Paying attention to the reviews is critical these days, to due to the recent lawsuits of some less reputable companies for their improperly madeshingles.

No one wants to go to the expense of purchasing a new roof, only to watch it crumble away, bleach out in the sun, or visibly deteriorate long before it is due. Good quality shingles can go a long way to prevent that, leaving you with happy customers, or if you are the customer, a great roof.By:SS Roofing Boston 1309 Beacon St Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 313-7775 SSRoofingboston.com/

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