Skylights are windows installed in the ceiling. They provide some of the advantages that windows have, with a little something extra in terms of aesthetic value. Many commercial spaces have become more successful because of the installation of skylights.
So what exactly are the advantages of installing skylights to your commercial building? What makes these windows on the ceiling so special?
If you have a commercial space and you want to have that extra oomph to make it stand out, consider having skylights installed. Who knows, it just might be that little push to help transform your business into a more successful one. Here are 4 advantages of having skylights.
Having skylights installed helps you save on electricity costs since they allow sunlight to enter into your place directly. This also helps save the environment since you won’t have so many lights on at the same time.
Just make sure that you make your skylight appropriate for the climate. If your commercial space is in a region with lots of sunlight all-year round, you might want to have glazing installed on the panes to help regulate the sunlight that can enter. If your business is in a colder climate, insulated paddings can help reduce heat loss through the skylight.
There’s definitely no light like sunlight. Fluorescent and incandescent lights can only provide so much brightness. If you want your commercial space to have excellent lighting, then skylights are definitely the way to go.
Skylights provide your business with an image that can be used to your advantage. Are you running a coffee shop that locally sources sustainable products from farmers while being environmentally friendly? Skylights are environmentally friendly! This can help you give your shop that green reputation, and it’s something that customers will appreciate.
Is your business a romantic restaurant that wants to give an outdoorsy feel? A skylight will allow your customers to dine under sunlight without being swept by the wind, or dine under moonlight without being eaten alive by bugs.
Skylights transform a business’ design appeal and provide beautiful architecture. All you have to do is be creative!
Skylights are quite customizable. This is why they can match any design or look that your commercial space is going for. If you’re going for a minimalist look, then opt for a simple square skylight with plain frames and neutral colors. If you want something a bit more classical to match the wood designs in the room, then go for a skylight with ornate frames and metallic filigrees. Again, be creative!
Looking to give your business a boost in practicality? Then choose to have skylights installed!
Aastro Roofing Company provides unparalleled service for all your roofing needs. We only use the highest quality materials that are perfect for your commercial space. Give us a call at (561) 409-3820 for more inquiries.
Extremely necessary but seldom thought of, roofs are one of the main health factors of a home. A roof should be regularly treated and maintained with care yet are often neglected until they fall into disrepair. To rectify the disconnect, the National Roofing Week was born.
This week-long event takes place every summer during the first full week of June. Each day features different activities designed to raise awareness and celebrate the roofing industry. Keep reading for more on National Roofing Week 2018 (June 3rd – June 9th.).
The primary focus of National Roofing Week: to increase awareness regarding the significance of your home or business’ roof. The National Roofing Contractors Association organized the celebration as an effort to emphasize roof maintenance around the nation and promote being proactive. Home and business owners will often completely neglect their roof until it is damaged or causing issues. The key to preventing these issues is maintaining your roof’s structure.
This industry holiday also seeks to recognize the contributions made by the roofing industry. Whether it’s superb customer service, pro bono roof repairs after a devastating storm, or roofing work that is actually done correctly, the NRCA seeks to shine a light on the good deeds done in the roofing industry. There are many roofing companies and many of them being family owned – like ours! When a family works together, good things happen.
The NRCA also sought to establish National Roofing Week to highlight the importance of hiring professional roofing contractors. These professionals are trained to make practical and informed decisions about roof repair, maintenance, and replacement. If you want an opinion you can trust, professional roofing contractors are who to go to.
For this year’s National Roofing Week, the NRCA has put together a social media schedule you can either participate in as a contractor or keep track of as a home/business owner.
Here is what they have in store for 2018:
To celebrate National Roofing Week, the NRCA is hosting an annual Children’s Art Contest. NRCA members and their employees can participate in the competition. Sons, daughters, step-children, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren of NRCA members can all enter their artwork into the competition. Children entering the contest are asked to imagine what roofs will look like in the future.
Winners from each age group win gift certificates and other kinds of fun prizes along with having their artwork on display throughout National Roofing Week and other roofing events throughout the year. Additionally, the roofing industry relative of the winner will receive two free tickets to the 2019 International Roofing Expo®.
National Roofing Week is near and dear to our hearts and we hope you are as excited as we are. We can’t stress enough the importance of properly maintaining your roof and treating its system with professional care. The Aastro family is one you can trust for all your roofing needs. Call us today for a free estimate and expert advice. (561) 623-3710
Getting your roof repaired or having a new roof put on is a major undertaking. A new roof is both one of your home’s largest expenses as well as one of its greatest, most valuable assets. It’s not something that you want to cut corners on. If, however, you’re getting a roof put on your already finished home, you may be concerned with doing damage to the exterior. If so, here are 3 ways to protect your home during roof installation.
Contractors need to have quick and easy access to their tools, so it’s probably smart to offer them a prime parking spot. Sorry Mom and Dad, but yes, this means you may need to walk a few extra steps to get to your car in the morning. But remember, it’s a necessary concession! You’ll want to keep your cars a safe distance from this area until work is completed. You should also keep your garage doors closed during construction to keep out dust and debris.
The vibrations from hammers and machinery on your roof may travel through some walls of your home, especially if repairs to the existing deck are needed.
You may also choose to remove decorative light fixtures like chandeliers to play it safe.
During a roof replacement, numerous installers will be walking on your roof and pounding it with hammers. Dust or small debris will fall in attic spaces during a new roof installation.
You can keep some of your more important personal items clean and covered with old sheets. But be prepared to do some light vacuuming in these areas after construction is complete.
A shed or garage is the best place to store outside items like grills, patio furniture, lawn ornaments, and potted plants while your new roof is installed. If you don’t have on-site storage, you may want to put these items together in an area of the yard that is a safe distance from the work zone. Keep in mind that most contractors will not help you move any personal items inside or outside the home.
Any tree branches that hang low near your roof will need to be trimmed before your contractor can begin work. Your contractor should use drop cloths to protect plants and grass in the immediate perimeter of your home, but you need to cut the grass a day before construction begins.
Short grass will help keep fallen debris from hiding in your lawn, making cleanup faster and more thorough.
Whether you need to repair, inspect, or replace your roof Aastro Roofing can help. With over 30 years’ experience in South Florida, you can feel secure contacting us today at (561) 409-3280 for a free estimate.
A Homeowner Association (HOA) is a committee established by the residents of a neighborhood to protect their interests. They have rights under the law. They can regulate the visual aspects of homes and require homeowners to perform repairs.
Have you been notified by the HOA to prepare a roof issue? If so, you need to comply. Here are some considerations on HOA roof replacements.
The HOA is concerned in maintaining the value of all properties in the neighborhood. For instance, it might request you to replace your entire roof because some shingles got blown off due to a recent storm. You might want to propose to just repair your roof so that repair costs will become cheaper. You can reach a compromise if you support your proposal with an expert roofer’s opinion.
Most HOAs keep a set of guidelines called the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCR). The document describes everything that you need to know prior to replacing your roof. You need to study the guidelines thoroughly in order to know what type of roof you can work with. Only then will you be able to talk to your roofer regarding the materials you’ve chosen.
Once you’ve already decided what to do with your roof, you need to prepare a series of paperwork to be submitted to the HOA. The committee will review your submission to check if the details are acceptable.
The same thing is true in meeting the deadline set by the HOA. If for some reason you can’t meet the deadline set by the HOA, an extension of the deadline can usually be requested. Make sure that you thoroughly explain the circumstances. You also need to give a good estimate of how much time you still need in order to comply.
You can still use the materials you want for your roof, but only if you provide the necessary paperwork. This usually happens when innovations in roofing materials are introduced in the market that is not yet included in the by-laws. The HOA may schedule a meeting with you to talk about it. Only then will they come to a decision about your request. If they deny your request, you have no choice but to look for other options.
If you think that the HOA committee made a mistake in their request or if you feel that they’re singling you out, legal advice may be needed. If you can prove that the other roofs in the neighborhood have a worse condition that your roof, then this might be a case of discrimination.
Before you make any decision regarding HOA roof replacement, it is best to seek the advice of an expert first. With a professional roofer’s opinion, you’ll be able to make an informed decision. Our team at Aastro Roofing can help you out. We can help provide expert advice on complying with the requirements of the HOA. Call our team today. 561.409.3280