03/01/17: “Weather or Not?” article by BAISCA’s Andrew LaRowe and Mike Raible of The School Solutions Group in the September 2016 issue of School Planning and Management Magazine.
Photos courtesy of Andrew LaRowe
Whether it is annual, semi-annual or monthly, most experts agree that inspections by trained personnel will reduce leaks. Richard Rast of Bluefin, LLC, in Denver, Colo., says, “One of the biggest ‘small’ things that we run into is roof leaks related to clogged roof drains, gutters and debris on the roof.” He says these inspections, done by in-house technicians or a local roofing contractor can be used to identify little problems before they become bigger problems: screws and fasteners left by HVAC maintenance personnel, open covers on roof-top mechanical equipment, a quick check of flashing systems and penetrations. “It’s simple, easy and inexpensive, but well worth the investment of time and resources. We find that this simple activity reduces roof leaks in most cases by more than 50 percent.”
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