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    Falcon Roofing

    Falcon Roofing is a family-owned business. We have been serving the Bay Area for over 23 Years with four California locations to serve you - San Jose, Walnut Creek, Daly City and Mountain View.
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  • Falcon

    Full Service

    As a full service roofing contractor, we are confident that we can meet all your roofing expectations. Our combined years of roofing contractor experience have proven the best solution for all our services and our mission statement remains the same. “Our purpose and goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers and their families.”
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    One on One

    We support the community on a one-on-one relationship to the highest potential. We’d love to hear from you. Tell us about your experience with Falcon Roofing, ask us anything about our Roofing Services or give us your suggestions and feedback. If you’re looking for roofing help please refer to our resource section of this site.
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  • Most Common Roof Problems
  • Tearing Off Your Old Roof
  • Falcon Roofing Inspections Checklist
  • Roofing Maintenance 101

Obvious or unforeseen, roof problems are always a pain and undoubtedly a significant expense. BUILDINGS magazine examined which problems are most common and the conditions that can either cause or be the result of premature failure and reduced service life of low-slope roof systems. This is not a self-diagnostic guide, but rather an informative list of some of the problems most often battled by building owners and facilities professionals.

“If you look at a failure curve, most roofs are the best they’re going to be at the time they are installed. The curve is pretty flat in terms of their deterioration for the first several years, and the last 25 or 30 percent of the roof [life], the curve becomes more steep,” explains Ron Harriman, vice president, Benchmark Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA. Unfortunately, problems are inevitable as the roof ages. Without proper and routine maintenance, these minor problems can even become catastrophic.

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Roofing experts weigh in on five questions to ask yourself and roofing professionals before tearing off your old roof

A good roof isn’t optional - it’s a necessity. While a roofing job can be one of the pricier capital expenditures to put a dent in your budget, it is also one that can make or break your building (both aesthetically and functionally).

Many factors assure not only the success of a roofing project, but the long-term return on investment. Here, roofing experts weigh in on five questions you should ask yourself and roofing professionals before tearing off your old roof.

1. How do I determine which roofing system is best for my building?
Because no two buildings are alike, no two will require the exact same roofing system - it all comes down to how the building is used, the climate it’s in, and when the job is going to be performed.

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Performing regular roof inspections with a detailed checklist can lower your overall repair and replacement costs by 45% and extend the life of your commercial roof from 13 years to 25 years. Most commercial roofs should be inspected at least twice a year, so what should you look for when performing this crucial preventative measure?

Types of Roofs

1) Flat Roofs

Flat roofs are prone to leaks and surface degradation due to weathering and standing water. Objectively look at the surface of your flat roof for granular loss, ponding, holes, punctures or even blisters in the membrane. Check the drains for blockages and inspect the flashings and membrane seams for signs of wear and tear or corrosion. Flashings are also prone to fungus, which can push the flashing away from the surface of the roof and cause leaks.

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For too many FMs, roofs are a prime example of “out of sight, out of mind.” But maintenance is vitally important if you want to keep the rest of your building in good shape.

Don’t make emergency spending for roof repairs a habit. Use your budget wisely and perform inspections and preventive repairs to avoid big expenditures. Get a handle on roof maintenance with this guide to keeping your roof in good health.

Why Maintenance Matters
Regular roof inspection and maintenance helps you save money, time and headaches in four ways:

1) More time between replacements. The biggest reason to maintain your roof is that it extends the roof’s life, which offers multiple advantages. Roof technologies have improved considerably over the last few decades, so it’s not unreasonable to expect a lifetime of at least 20 years from a properly installed and maintained roof. Without maintenance, the expected lifetime is more like 10-15 years – and if you’re planning to occupy your building longer than that, the cost of re-covering or replacing your roof 5-10 years early will add up quickly.

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