With the new year comes new opportunities, new challenges and new trends to keep an eye out for. To help you stay ahead and ready for the new year, we’re identifying the top roofing trends of 2020.
Technology in Roofing
Technology has recently brought the rise of several advancements for the roofing industry. A new way that technology has begun to be incorporated into the roofing process like never before is with the use of drones. These drones utilize state-of-the-art light detection and ranging (LiDar) technology with high definition, infrared, thermal imaging capabilities to safely obtain an entirely new perspective when inspecting your roof. Ultimately, this new technology will result in a quicker assessment time for you, a centralization of your data and increased safety for your building and employees.
CentiMark has always been at the forefront of the newest technological advancements in roofing; in fact, we are beginning to utilize state-of-the-art snow monitoring equipment to provide our customers with a brand new Snow Monitoring Program that will take the guess-work out of scheduling snow removal services throughout the winter. As technology continues to become more advanced, be on the lookout for new products and programs to enhance the entire commercial roofing process!
Pricing Forecast for 2020
As the demand for roofing work increases, the shortage in labor also increases. Labor shortages can be attributed to not only the increasing need for roofing work, but to the lack of available roof laborers as well. Unfortunately, it has been increasingly difficult to find skilled laborers in the industry. There are often many misconceptions about working in the construction industry, and the number of people who work in a trade has dwindled over the years. What does this mean for you? This means that the cost of roofing will continue to increase over the year. To keep up with the increasing demand for roof laborers, companies will need to provide competitive wages to their workers. Our advice is to know the condition of your roof and its expected lifespan so you can maintain an appropriate roofing budget for your business.
The increase in demand for roofing work and the shortage in labor means high backlogs. Harsh weather such as hurricanes, snow storms and heavy winds can also cause an increase in demand for roofing work. Customers looking to get roofing work completed, should consider contracting work now so it can be scheduled as soon as possible. The roofing season will be here before you know it, and you’ll want to be first on the list to have your work completed.
Now that you know about the hottest roofing trends for 2020, you can start making the best roofing decisions for your building.
Take the guess-work out of scheduling snow removal services - introducing CentiMark’s Snow Monitoring Program!
At CentiMark we’re always looking for new ways to enhance the commercial roofing experience for our customers. In our new Snow Monitoring Program, we’re combining state-of-the-art snow monitoring equipment with our trusted snow-removal services to provide you with a stress-free roofing experience once the snow falls.
We’ve partnered with a top manufacturer of snow monitoring equipment that will be able to provide you with a monitoring program that will determine when and where snow removal is necessary on your roof, before the weight load becomes a concern.
This program is simple to implement and works seamlessly between the customer and CentiMark. In just a few easy steps, a customer can have snow monitors installed on their roof ready to begin monitoring almost immediately.
First, CentiMark will work with you to determine how many snow monitors are needed on your roof based on the size, elevation changes and history. The customer will also need to provide the structural requirements of their roof, typically through a third party structural engineer, on the maximum weight loads for the roof areas.
Then, our CentiMark crews will be able to install the non-penetrating, solar powered monitors on your roof. These monitors can then be connected to either the customer’s Wi-Fi or cellular network. Once they have been installed, parameters will be set for weight loads into an online application and protocols will be set to alert both you, as well as, the CentiMark Customer Service Department for immediate action. This alert comes to users via their mobile device or a web application, allowing for a quick and efficient response time by both parties.
How exactly do these monitors work? Wireless measurement stations are placed across the roof, then built-in GPS technology stations geo-locate themselves with a specific alert threshold based upon your roof’s structural capacity creating an accurate and dependable monitor.
Consider implementing a Snow Monitoring Program for your roof and see the difference for yourself! Discuss your needs with a CentiMark representative today.
The holidays are over, and the busiest season for retail has once again come and gone. Like most retail stores, you likely experienced a lot of foot traffic over the holiday season and your floors were put to the test. Now that you have a little more downtime in your store, this is a great opportunity to do some clean-up, start the year off on the right foot and get your floors back in excellent shape. Here are our top tips for post-holiday retail clean-up.
Understand the Condition of Your Floors
While you were busy making sales and focusing on your business, there may have been some damage that occurred to your floors over the holidays. In order to understand the condition of your floors and ensure that nothing is overlooked, we recommend scheduling a comprehensive inspection. This way, we will be able to identify any problems or areas where the concrete or epoxy may be in need of patches or repairs. We will provide recommended solutions to help you provide the safest environment for your customers and employees.
Complete Needed Repairs
If the inspection determined any areas on your floors that need to be addressed, it’s always a good idea to get necessary flooring work scheduled sooner rather than later. Common floor damage after the holiday season includes holes, cracks, spalling and failed overlayments. Making minor repairs to these items now will make a big difference in preventing larger issues down the road.
Consider Daily Maintenance Products
Incorporating daily floor maintenance products into your cleaning and maintenance schedule can help improve the look of your floors all while extending their service life. Products such as daily maintenance pads and cleaners are great options to help keep your floors safe and looking great at all times. After your retail space experiences heavy foot traffic, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that you have a variety of in-house products ready for use.
From training programs for your in-house maintenance staff to additional maintenance programs and products, there are a variety of additional solutions that can enhance the quality, safety and appearance of your floors. The more educated you are about what’s available for you, the better off you’ll be when it comes to making the best flooring decisions for your business. Learn more about different maintenance options for your floors, and consider making an improvement to your floors in 2020.
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Hi there! I’m Miss Anne Serzz, your newest partner at CentiMark. I love talking about all things roofing, and am looking forward to being a 24/7 expert resource for you.
Whether it’s answering any questions you may have, or educating you about the latest and greatest in commercial roofing, my goal is to make sure that you are equipped with knowledge that will help you make the best roofing decisions for your building and business. You’ll be hearing from me in blogs, videos and on the CentiMark website - so be on the lookout!
I am very excited for this year, and can’t wait to connect with you again soon. Until then… happy roofing!
- Miss Anne Serzz