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There are 10 things building owners should know about the pros and cons of installing skylights There’s something magical about sunlight. When you walk into a dark and dank room, letting in natural light can immediately turn it into a more welcoming place. That’s why the first thing many people do when they wake up … Continue reading “Are Skylights Right for Your Commercial Building?”

Your building’s roof may be out of sight, but that doesn’t mean it’s out of danger. Regular roof inspections are integral to any preventative maintenance plan.   When was the last time you looked at your roof or had somebody do it for you? If you’re like most building owners, it may have been a … Continue reading “The Importance of Regular Roof Inspections”

What does choosing a sustainable roof really mean, and why should commercial building owners consider one? The word “sustainability” gets thrown around a lot these days. People seem more aware than ever of how things — including their own actions — affect the environment, and many are trying to live more sustainable lifestyles. While living … Continue reading “What Does It Mean to Have a Sustainable Commercial Roof?”

What Mother Nature can do to your building’s roof, and how you can undo her damage These days, New Jersey rarely seems to get a respite from bad weather. In winter, we’re bombarded by blizzards and frigid temperatures. In summer, we deal with intense heat. And the usually mild spring and fall often become monsoon … Continue reading “Fixing a Commercial Roof After a Major Storm and Other Weather Damage”

And why are so many of them showing up on commercial buildings? So much of the news these days concerns the color green. We’ve all heard the phrase “going green” enough times that it’s now firmly entrenched in our lexicon. And while usually green is meant figuratively as shorthand for sustainability or environmental concerns, in … Continue reading “What Are Green Roofs?”

Is it time your commercial building converted to solar? Energy consumption has been a major topic of discussion in the U.S. and around the world for years now, and while things like oil and gas are still commonly used, there has been a real push to get people to buy into sustainable solutions. Solar power … Continue reading “Photovoltaic Roofs: What They are and Why They’re Increasing in Popularity”

Leadership in Environmental Energy and Design (LEED) and its eco-friendly regulations are the building blocks of tomorrow’s construction The elements of a LEED-certified roof spell out a healthier experience for anyone living or working underneath one – or even on top! In the worldwide shift toward “green,” eco-friendly construction is more than a trend. The … Continue reading “How This Global Construction Standard Impacts the Modern Roof”

Photovoltaic cells, or solar panels, certainly have their benefits Solar energy is a hot topic with a fascinating history. It was an American inventor, Charles Fritts, who described the first solar cell. Since then, America has made great contributions to the development, application, and acceptance of this technology. Today, Tesla innovation and tax-subsidized solar shingles … Continue reading “Commercial Solar Panels: A Highlight of the Rewards and Risks”

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