Impacts of the hard insurance market are trickling into condominium corporations across Canada, challenging boards and managers in their wake.
Low-slope roofing systems, on top of most residential towers, will typically require replacement following a service life of 20 to 30 years.
Many reserve fund projects have not been able to proceed this year. Even now as construction has “opened up,” contractors have backlogs that will allow them to complete only some of the previously planned projects.
While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
At least twice per year, property managers should conduct roof inspections and maintenance on their roofs.
The question of how to start a preventive maintenance program is extremely common, and for good reason. With budgets tight and workers stretched thin, preventive
Toronto’s leadership in the industry is due to the fact that green roofs are not only encouraged but mandatory.
A roof that lasts longer is usually more sustainable since less waste is generated through the removal of an additional roof.
When designing a green roof, three elements have to be optimized: drainage, growing media and plants.