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Navigating Wall Refurbishment/Coating Options

Over the past few years we have witnessed a vast growth in inquiries from our clients regarding exterior wall coatings and sealers as part of the building envelope refurbishment/maintenance process. At the core, installing a coating or sealer to an exterior facade is a seemingly simple process. However, as we have become more involved we have observed how the lack of properly addressing pre-existing conditions prior to the installation of a coating or sealer can


RoofTech Consulting is currently one of the few firms performing electronic leak detection (ELD) in the Midwest. We have seen the need for ELD grow exponentially over the past couple of years. With this growth there is a lot of  uncertainty regarding the testing itself and when it can and cannot be performed. Peter Brooks recently published an article for RCI that helps to better explain the realities of what ELD can/cannot do. I have inserted an exert from that

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What’s a Building Envelope Consultant?

Have you heard the term “Building Envelope Consultant”? It is used to describe staff like ours that have expanded beyond roofs and into the exterior building envelope. This expansion of services is the result of an under served market and extensive new building performance & code requirements. In 2017  Carl A. Hargrove, AIA published a great article in  Facility Executive Magazine Online  that explains in great detail when to utilize and what to expect from a Building Envelope

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Simple Advice for Budgeting

Like you, our workload changes with the seasons. As winter arrives our focus begins to transition from performing roof inspections & other fieldwork to designing roof replacements for the upcoming year. Early during this process we often see that a budget is secured, but the amount is incorrect.  This is often the result of reused budgets that do not take into account the individuality and specifics of each building. We are currently designing projects that range in cost from $3.50 / sf to $3 8 .00 / sf.  There is