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Obstacles of Industries: How Our Installation Factors In Your Business

Chaffee Roofing knows New England: We are a third-generation, family-owned roofing company that has installed over 30 million square feet of roofing for prolific companies and start-ups.   Why should this information matter to you, as you set out to find the right roofing contractor for your business?   Let us share 3 compelling reasons that you should consider an established roofer that has left a long line of satisfied customers in its wake. Chaffee Roofing removes the drama from roof installation   Principia, the prolific consulting firm, published a report titled Commercial Roofing 2016, pointing out that as the

Beneath the Surface: The Importance of Your Roofing Insulation

Human beings have been insulating the roofs of their dwellings for thousands of years: This charming house is Iceland is insulated with a traditional thatched roof of straw and reeds, a country where turf roofs date back to the 9th century. Insulation for roofing has evolved over its history, though its fundamental purposes remains the same: To keep the heat inside a structure, and, when the summer sun shines, the coolness. For industrial structures, roofing insulation is big deal: • Owners of commercial buildings in America, as a group, save more than 9.6 billion dollars a year, in energy costs,

5 Signs That Your Roof May Have Sustained Water Damage

Your roof is an extraordinarily important part of your home or business: When you stand in front of your living room, or conference room, hands on your hips, marveling at the torrential rain that is falling to the earth, your roof is protecting your building. Just as it should be. Or is it? Some of us monitor the health of our roofs regularly, making sure that all is well above our heads, and some of us, well, we just ignore our roofs, assuming that everything is going alright. Your roof may be suffering as you live your days oblivious to

Factors in Sustainable Commercial Roofing Repairs

The definition of a sustainable roof can be someone enigmatic. It can mean different things to different people. even the terminology can be confusing. But what is clear is that sustainable roofs can save money and produce energy. Here are four key factors that you should keep in mind when looking for sustainable roofing repair or installation solution. Insulation We measure the insulation value of a roof, and any other surface and material with insulating capabilities, in terms of R-value. R-value is the rating of a material’s resistance to heat transfer through itself As roofs act as an essential barrier

Punishing Snowfall May Impact Your Commercial Roof

Chaffee Roofing is ever at the ready, to help commercial building ownerstake an agressive stance this season in fightingsnow loads on their rooftops. Overt he past few years, and as a result of Global Warming, the latest burst of superstorms has demonstrated the impact severe weather systems can inflict upon commercial buildings. Researchers have warned us that changes in the jet stream increase the frequency and severity of harsh storms that include massive storm surge and crippling winds. Hurricane Sandy-like events must be acknowledged and prepared for well in advance. They are not the anomalies they once were. “Not that long ago, the

Roof Snow Removal: Don’t Risk It

Sparkling snow on a country field, perfectly unmarked, is a beautiful thing, and should you cross-country ski in a park like Chatfield Hollow in Connecticut, you will be left in awe of how winter transforms forests into magical places. But what about the snow that sits on your roof, making you uneasy as you squint in the sunlight, staring up at it – should you remove it? What do the experts say? Buildings are structurally designed to handle a certain amount of ice and snow. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has published a Snow Load Safety Guide, which you

Questions to Ask a Commercial Roofing Contractor

As a facilities manager, you understand that the responsibility of maintenance for a commercial roof carries with it a lot of work and worry, but the right choice in a commercial roofing contractor can significantly improve your ability to get your job done. Choosing the right roofing contractor is a matter of finding the right fit for your needs, as well as the needs of the building that you manage. Getting funding is only the first step you must take when arranging such a project. To make sure the job is done right, hiring a roofing contractor with the proper qualifications is vital. Return on

Recovering vs Replacing Your Commercial Roof

Even though most commercial roofing systems are created to provide your building with long-term performance, many can still develop problems during their lifespan. With improper installation, less than stellar design, or poor maintenance all can have a negative impact on your roof. When looking to fix a damaged commercial roof, there are four choices:  replace, recover, repair, or recoat. Repair Some problems on a roof can be minor and easily repaired, so they don’t warrant the expense of a replacement. Re-cover Not all damaged roofs need replacing. If the roof is fundamentally sound and has good installation, the most effective solution is

Snow Removal Services for Commercial Roofs

Chaffee Roofing is committed to providing service that keeps roofs from gaining the weight of snow loads or high water levels.  There are several key steps to commercial roofing safety, from technology on the roof, to winter maintenance, to snow removal.  Keep the followin mind when keeping your commercial roof in fighting shape: Technology on the Roof There are various kinds of technology that safeguard roofs of commercial structures and the lives, investments and businesses that rely on them.  These systems are designed to monitor live loads of water and snow on the roofs of low-sloped buildings and to inform businesses

How Infrared Technology Revolutionizes Commercial Roofing Issues

A commercial roof replacement can be quite costly for building owners, Using infrared technology, a commercial roofing contractor can determine the true condition of the insulation under the membrane of the roof, as will as provide a wider range of comprehensive and cost-effective solutions. Thermal or infrared energy is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye. It is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is perceived as heat. Thermography, or thermal imaging, refers to the process of recording the emission of thermal or infrared radiation by employing the