Delta Innovative Services :: April, 2016

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We are experts at building Rooftop Gardens. They're an especially attractive way to promote and support the environment. Rooftop Gardens solve the challenges which are normally met by conventional roofs, using shrubs, trees, flowers, grass, walkways, patios, trellises, firepits and benches, without disrupting infrastructure. They take a neglected space and make it highly versatile. Rooftop Gardens last longer than conventional roofs, and reduce energy costs with natural insulation.

Delta Innovative Services specializes in commercial and industrial roofing projects, in Kansas City and the surrounding area.

Danny Boyle Jr., Roofer
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909 Walnut Condominiums, Kansas City
 
 Rooftop Gardens   
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Long popular in Europe, rooftop gardens and plaza rooftops (green roofs) have begun to appeal to businesses, cities and even homeowners as an attractive way to promote and support the environment, while solving the same challenges met by conventional roofs. Rooftop gardens offer urban parks and landscapes, using shrubs, trees, flowers, grass, patios, walkways, trellises, firepits and benches, without disrupting infrastructure. They take a neglected space and make it highly versatile.

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Rooftop gardens last longer than conventional roofs. They reduce energy costs with natural insulation. They create peaceful retreats for people and animals. Rooftop gardens absorb storm water, potentially lessening the need for complex and expensive drainage systems. On a wider scale, rooftop gardens improve air quality and help reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect, a condition in which city and suburban developments absorb and trap heat. Anyone who has walked across a scalding parking lot on a hot, summer day has felt one effect of an Urban Heat Island.

The layers of a rooftop garden must, like any roof, accommodate drainage and protect the building from the elements with a waterproof membrane. But they also must create a growing area and potentially provide support, irrigation and root protection barriers while staying as light as possible.

 

 Certified Safety Professional 
 
  Roofing Systems 

Congratulations to Tom Ruzicka, our Director of Safety, on becoming a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Tom is responsible for implementing company-wide safety programs at Delta Innovative Services.

A Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is a person who performs at least 50% of professional level safety duties, including making worksite assessments to determine risks, assessing potential hazards and controls, evaluating risks and hazard control measures, investigating incidents, maintaining and evaluating incident and loss records, and preparing emergency response plans. Other duties could include hazard recognition, fire protection, regulatory compliance, health hazard control, ergonomics, hazardous materials management, environmental protection, training, accident and incident, investigations, advising management, record keeping, emergency response, managing safety programs, product safety and/or security.

 

 Telltale Signs From Above 
 
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Here's a few unmistakable signs that something's not quite right overhead:

  • stained ceiling tiles
  • incessant water drips, or (in worst cases)
  • all-out floods

Even with these signs, there's no guarantee that the water is coming from a failed roofing system. Plumbing or piping flaws, water heaters with corroded tanks, and weaknesses in HVAC waterproofing can be the culprits. So how do you know when a leak is a roofing leak?

One of the first clues that a roofing technician looks for to determine whether a leak is originating from the roof is to find out if the water is coming directly from the roof decking. This pretty much rules out plumbing, but not HVAC units. The next step is to climb up on the roof and investigate from the "point of entry." A qualified roofing technician knows what signs to look for on any roofing system. On an EPDM application, the leak could stem from a membrane puncture the size of a pinhole; on a TPO roof the problem could be a cold weld; on PVC systems it could be a myriad of irregular circle cracks. On any fairly good roof, though, the problem can be narrowed down (more often than not) within a short period time. But on a bad roof...

Jordan Belcher
Roofing Technician

 
 

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We are experts at building roofs. We specialize in commercial and industrial roofing projects in Kansas City and the surrounding area. Please contact us today, or call us at 913-371-7100.

 
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