Structural Risks to Commercial Buildings in Extreme Heat

Summer has just begun and according to recent news outlets, millions of people and structures across the country are experiencing severe weather including thunderstorms and a deadly heat wave that is sweeping the South. Just as the heat takes a major toll on us, extreme weather, and operational conditions affect the structural members of buildings. […]

Risks and potential dangers of roof condensation with this year’s record heat in the US notably Northwest!

According to the Washington Post, the most severe heat wave in the history of the Pacific Northwest has climaxed, obliterating scores of long-standing records in the U.S. Portland and Seattle broke all-time records by enormous margins. Just as the heat takes a major toll on us, extreme weather in general burdens buildings. Specifically, roof condensation […]

Roof Condensation: What to Look for?

Roof damage from condensation is one of many structural problems that can occur and if left untreated, this condensation can cause serious structural problems. It is entirely possible to destroy the entire roof structure. What is the specific cause? Moisture! Condensation is caused by the rapid cooling of warmer air. As the building heats up […]

Roof Condensation: How does it form and what to look for?

Roof Condensation is moisture that develops at the roof ceiling area and is trapped by foil insulation or other types of radiant barriers. If left untreated, it can destroy the entire roof structure. Moisture rust and decay all metals including hangers, nuts, bolts and in severe cases the plywood that holds up the roofing deteriorates […]

Condensation Issues Can Cost You!

The longevity of a roof structure – whether it’s commercial, industrial or residential – depends on how well it’s maintained, which requires regular inspections. The most important reason for inspections is to check for leaks. Ignoring even small leaks can lead to massive damage over time since leaks tend to grow. You need to look […]

Roof Condensation in Commercial Buildings

If you’ve ever written a message on a foggy bathroom mirror after a hot shower, you’ve gotten an up-close-and-personal look at condensation in action. When it obscures your bathroom mirror, it’s innocent enough. However, excess condensation within the metal roof of a commercial building can create structural problems that may progress into major problems down the road. […]