Delta Innovative Services :: June 15, 2016

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Question: Can I patch roof holes using short sheets of roof deck, covering only a single span?

Answer: It depends on the length of your single span.

Due to the advanced age of many roofs in need of repair, you may have discovered that there are no drawings or data available for your building to help you choose the correct roof gauge for your patch repair. Although you may not know the service capacity specified by the original design, we have formulas to help determine the maximum distances that roof decks can safely span. Maximum construction spans for roof decks depend on a variety of factors, so please call us with the information you have available, and we'll help you figure out what your roof requires.

Danny Boyle Jr.
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Delta Innovative Services has received GAF's most prestigious contractor award — The GAF President's Club Award 2014. This highly coveted award recognizes Delta Innovative Services as one of the elite commercial roofing contractors in the United States.

GAF is North America's largest roofing manufacturer, and only GAF Master Select™ contractors can compete for the President's Club Award. To qualify, a commercial roofing contractor must demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their business, especially in the areas of Installation Excellence, Property Owner Protection, and Installer Training.

Every roofing contractor is concerned with safety. But how many employ a full-time Safety Director? Delta Innovative Services may be the only one. "It speaks highly of our commitment to safety," according to Kathleen Early, Repair Division Manager." In 2014, Delta was awarded the Safety Program Award, Silver Level, by the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association. We have an eye for safety, as well as a reputation for honesty and high-quality work."

This reputation has been earned over a lengthy period of time. Among the management team, Delta has more than 150 years of combined service experience. "This is a family of roofing contractors; it's in our blood," explains Early. "Delta started as a small company 25 years ago, and now four generations of the Boyle family have been in the roofing business. But today we have big capacity. We're one of the few contractors in Kansas City with an architectural sheet-metal division. We own and operate four mobile cranes with certified operators to service our projects. We're basically an in-house, one-stop shop for roofing."

 Drain Issues in Kansas City 
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Yes, there is a drain under all that water. Every year commercial buildings are extensively damaged or destroyed by the affects of roof-top ponding water. Spring rains brings nature's debris. So how much does all that water weigh? An average-size ponding area can easily weigh more than a Ford F-250 pickup truck. After this drain was unplugged, thousands of gallons of water left the roof. At 8.33 pounds per gallon, this pond probably weighed several tons.

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Many times property owners will experience a leak, assume the roof is leaking, and call a roofing contractor. Often they receive a proposal for a new roof. Frequently the problem is not the roof itself, but clogged roof drains. After spring storms such as we have recently endured, a buildings' roof drain can become clogged with debris, causing the water to overflow and leak into the building. If the drain becomes plugged, it may cause water to back up and flow over the drain flashing, and into the building itself. From there it may leak down the walls or into ceilings. Regular maintenance of roof drains is necessary to prevent a leaky roof.

If you experience a leak, call a commercial roofer to find out where the leak is coming from. If it is a clogged roof drain, you'll need to clean out the drain, and make sure it is working properly. Not all drain problems are easy. If the drain is old, it might need to be replaced.

 The Heat is on! 
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Although it has been a relatively mild (but very rainy) summer in Kansas City, it is starting to get hot. Make sure to drink plenty of non-carbonated, non-alcoholic fluids before, during, and after work, to ensure you are properly hydrated. Know the signs and symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. Contact Emergency Personnel if you (or a co-worker) are in danger of one of these heat-related illnesses:

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion
  • Headache, dizziness, or fainting
  • Weakness and wet skin
  • Irritability or confusion
  • Thirst, nausea, or vomiting
Symptoms of Heat Stroke
  • High core body temperature
  • Hot red dry skin
  • No sweating
  • Nausea, or vomiting
  • Rapid breathing
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Altered mental state or behavior
  • Headache

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If you have any questions regarding our services, please contact us today, or call us at 913-371-7100.
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