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Memorial Day: More Than a Day Off!

Posted on: May 14th, 2019 by admin No Comments

It seems that over the years Memorial Day has become known as a long weekend off of work with friends and family. We tend to think about Memorial Day as a summer kick starter filled with barbecues and fun in the sun. But here at Roberts-McNutt we would like to take a moment to honor the brave men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

            Originally called “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day was created just after the American Civil War, as way in which to honor both Confederate and Union soldiers who died in service to our country. This day was established as a way to unify all Americans to remember those who gave their lives in The Armed Forces. In 1971 Memorial Day was declared a national holiday to remember and commemorate our fallen soldiers.

As Americans one of the greatest joys in life is when we can spend time celebrating our Freedom and Liberty. For us, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is an ethos in which every American is entitled to unalienable rights. Because, to be an American citizen is to be free. Free from persecution and oppression. Free to speak, worship, act, and think without limitations being imposed. Freedom to be self-governing individuals with an equality of opportunity. These foundational principles are imprinted onto the very soul of each American citizen.

The brave men and women of our Armed Forces have hoisted The American People up upon their shoulders and carried us to safety and prosperity. By stepping fourth on our behalf in defense of this great land whenever and wherever they are called. Other worldly powers who would soon tear down the foundational pillars of our nation are continually met with the unwavering resistance of The American Soldier. On this Memorial Day we must always remember that there can be no greater gift to give than to lay down one’s life for another.

Although we can never pay back the sacrifices that have been made, nor ever be worthy of the gifts that have been given to us. We can live our lives in a way that honors those who have given their all so that we may be free.  The opportunities and freedoms that are allotted to The American People all stem from the highest sacrifice that our Heroes have made. So, let us remember that the holiday is about honoring those sacrifices and ensuring that the generations to come never forget The American Soldiers who paid the ultimate price for the cost of freedom, by giving their tomorrow for our today.

The memories and spirit of these valiant individuals will never be extinguished and shall live on in the hearts and minds of every American Citizen for an eternity. We will forever be indebted to the selfless acts of sacrifice and heroism. On this Memorial Day, Roberts-McNutt would like to honor and express our sincere gratitude to the individuals who paid the ultimate price so that we may be free.

Roberts-McNutt: Cleaning and Maintaining Your Commercial Roof

Posted on: February 20th, 2019 by rsaadmin No Comments

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Commercial Roof

We all know that if you want something to last you need to maintain it. In a world where it’s so easy to set it and forget it, we take for granted the steps that need to be taken to make sure a quality product stays in the best shape it can be in. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you clean and maintain your commercial roof. You can catch issues before they become major problems! Check out these great tips to give your roof its best life.

CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS

Your gutters are here to help, but they can’t do their job if they’re clogged. When leaves and debris are blocking the flow of water from draining properly, the water can pool causing damage to your roof and fascia. Make sure your gutters are clean and working properly to prevent unwanted water damage to your commercial roof.

REGULAR COMMERCIAL ROOF INSPECTIONS

You should have your commercial roof inspected by a professional at least once a year. You should also have your roof inspected after every major storm, to go along with the yearly inspection. These inspections should take note of the following:

  • Signs of leaking
  • Missing or damaged roofing materials
  • Branches that may be too close to your roof
  • Any dirt or debris on the surface of your roof

DON’T DELAY REPAIRS

Having to repair something you already spent a mini fortune on is no one’s favorite thing to do. But delaying the inevitable will not only ensure even more damage but it will most definitely cost you even more money. Fixing the problem as quickly as possible is always the safest and best thing to do.

Here at Roberts-McNutt, we specialize in commercial roofs. If you’re overdue for your yearly inspection or just experienced a major storm, call us today at 501-945-0151! We provide flat roof services including new roofs, repairs, coatings, and inspections to commercial and industrial businesses for the entire state of Arkansas, parts of Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Again, that’s 501-945-0151, we keep the water out!

Garden Roofing Systems: Benefits and Types

Posted on: November 20th, 2018 by admin No Comments

Garden Roofing Systems: Benefits and Types

Garden roofs, or green roofs, improve energy efficiency and add to a building’s curb appeal. They help to add plant life even if you’re in the middle of a big city!

Garden roofs consist of a covering made of plant material that absorbs water. When it rains, the roof captures the water and releases it through evaporation or it’s soaked up by the plants.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (hyperlink: https://www.epa.gov/soakuptherain/soak-rain-green-roofs), Green roofs can also help reduce building energy usage and noise levels while increasing the durability and lifespan of the roof compared to conventional roofs.

They can also reduce rain water runoff while adding valuable functional space for any business owner.  You can even add touches like chairs, tables and other items to make it an outdoor office space.

Green roofs do not absorb as much heat as regular roofs, so they are very energy efficient. During the summer, a green roof protects your home from direct heat from the sun, in the winter, it can reduce heat loss.

Green roofs are being used more frequently in cities where there is not much space for other methods of rainwater management.

Benefits of Garden Roofing Systems:

  • Process airborne toxins and re-oxygenate air
  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Absorb more than 50% of rainfall on the roof
  • Add curb appeal to any building
  • Increase usable space
  • Resist thermal radiation

If you’re looking to invest in an environmentally friendly roof for your business, look no further than Roberts-McNutt Commercial Roofing and Waterproofing! You can learn more by emailing corporate@robertsmcnutt.com or calling 1-800-467-1597.

Roberts McNutt: Emergency Leak Checklist

Posted on: September 20th, 2018 by admin No Comments

Leaks are like thieves in the night. They slowly sneak up and catch you when you least expect it! The only difference is we try to prepare for thieves. We invest in homeowners and business insurance, security systems, and even a dog! But what are you doing to prepare or prevent leaks in your home and business? If you’re not sure where to start in the preparation and prevention process for emergency leaks check out the list below.

SHUT OFF THE WATER

If you ever have a major leak the first thing you should do is immediately shut off the water. It is very wise to make a plan and a MAP of exactly where you can shut off the water. This is the MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do in an emergency. Shutting off the water can help prevent further damage. There should be documentation of where the shutoff locations are in the building. Make sure the people who would be in charge of cutting off the water KNOW EXACTLY where to go to do so.

SHUT OFF ELECTRICITY

If it’s safe to turn off the POWER, do so as soon as possible to prevent any other unnecessary damage. I think we all know that the combination of water and electricity can be very dangerous, so be very careful when turning off your power. Shut the electrify off at the breaker box if it is safe to do so. Make sure you maintain records of breaker box locations. Make sure you put this information in a convenient location for emergency situations.

REMOVE THE WATER

Contact a water extraction company and get the water removed as soon as possible. Speed is very important. Starting the drying process as soon as possible is important so mold won’t take hold.  DO NOT USE A REGULAR VACUUM TO REMOVE WATER.

DETERMINE THE DAMAGE

Make sure you take pictures as soon as possible for your insurance and get them submitted in a timely manner. When the water extraction is done you should be able to see the source of the leak.

PREVENTATIVE STEPS

Waterproofing your building is a major step that can be taken before tragedy hits.  Here at Roberts McNutt, we specialize in keeping the water out! Leak detection is very important in prevention. We are an experienced and professional commercial waterproofing contractor specializing in building restoration, rehabilitation, and preventative maintenance. Let us help you take the preventative steps needed to prevent an emergency water leak situation. Call 501-712-4288 Today! If you have an emergency leak now! Call one of the following Emergency Leak Numbers:

Tyler Hamby 501-519-2411

Jerry Strader 501-351-7135

Mark Tenison 501-517-8266

Bruce Faught 501-351-0827

The Benefits of Commercial Solar

Posted on: June 14th, 2018 by admin No Comments

There are a multitude of benefits when it comes to Commercial Solar. First and foremost, solar panels are a great way to lower your business’ monthly energy bills. Solar is free so why not take advantage of it? Commercial Solar is also a fantastic way to help the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.

The Benefits of Roberts McNutt/Commercial Solar include:

*Cuts down on your energy bills.

*Helps environment by reducing carbon footprint.

*Cost effective/affordable to install.

*Automatic/no upkeep. All you do is sit back and wait for the sun to do its job!

*Solar is silent/produces no loud and annoying noise like other energy producers.

*Solar thermal panels are durable and reliable.

Commercial solar is perfect for business owners that are looking for a cost effective, low maintenance energy solution. Once our Commercial Solar system is installed, all you have to do is sit back and relax and wait for Mother Nature to do its job. Understanding how it all works is so simple. Basically when sunshine strikes the panels, they convert that into full-fledged electricity, which then in turn is used to run your company. Any extra energy brilliantly flows back into the electricity grid and you will get a credit from the electric company! How simple and brilliant is that? Sunshine is free, why isn’t everyone taking advantage of all that it offers? Roberts-McNutt has been proudly serving Little Rock, Northwest Arkansas, Jonesboro and parts of Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi since 1968. Since then, we’ve been a leader in the home improvement industry including our roofing and waterproofing division. Now, our Solar Solutions division is second to none. If you are thinking about implementing Commercial Solar for your business, we here at Roberts-McNutt would love the opportunity to come out and design a custom solar solution for your business.

Roberts-McNutt Nominated For Business Of The Year

Posted on: April 12th, 2018 by admin No Comments

Roberts-McNutt is proud to be nominated by Arkansas Business for the annual Business of the Year Award! Read more about this honor here.

The Importance of Commercial Roof Maintenance

Posted on: March 22nd, 2018 by admin No Comments

The Importance of Commercial Roof Maintenance

When it comes to both commercial and residential roofs, it’s important that you maintain them so they can perform like they are supposed to. Let’s talk specifically about commercial roofing. Here at Roberts McNutt, we firmly believe that it’s crucial to have a routine in place to maintain your roof. We recommend a professional maintenance plan that is conducted by a certified roofing contractor. At Roberts McNutt we have a comprehensive roof cleaning maintenance plan that will maintain, restore and protect your commercial roof. This is critical to ensuring that you enjoy a problem free and healthy roof for years to come.

Roberts McNutt Commercial Roof Maintenance Plan includes:
*Removes all Debris
*Caulking terminations and pipe seals/Done as needed
*Drains are cleared so water flows freely
*All roof surface defects, water-entry points and damage is documented
*Written detailed assessment/photos
*On the spot repair/replacement plan

The way that we do things here at Roberts McNutt is simple. We don’t stop being your roofing company as soon as we install your roof. Instead, we work out a plan for regular scheduled roof maintenance so that we can keep your roof healthy for many years down the road. We consider it a partnership with you. We know you have a business to run which is why we handle everything. We will make sure that your roof stays in tip top shape so that it can perform the way it is supposed to. Our services prevent expensive problems and repairs down the road.

When in the market for a new roof, it’s very important that you do your homework and choose a qualified and respected roofing company. No one has more experience than us here at Roberts-McNutt. There is not a job out there that is too difficult or complicated for us to take on. Our experience has grown our business and we are proud to serve Little Rock, North Little Rock, Jonesboro and Springdale Arkansas. When it comes to commercial roofs, we offer an expansive list of services including, BUR roofing, metal roofs, PVC roofing, and garden roofs, etc. We excel at Commercial roofing and we would love to show you the Roberts McNutt difference.

Preparing your Commercial Roof for the Winter Months

Posted on: December 15th, 2017 by admin No Comments

When it comes to roofing, it’s very important that you stay on top of your roof’s condition and don’t ignore problems that will end up getting worse. Now that the cold winter months are almost here, you need to be thinking about preparing your commercial roof for the winter. Weather reports are all indicating that this year’s winter is going to be worse than last year’s. The first thing you need to do is an overall inspection. While an inspection is very important, so is your overall safety. With that said, it’s a great idea to leave the inspection to the experts. Here at Roberts McNutt, our roofing experts are trained on what to look for in making sure your commercial roof is ready to take on all that Mother Nature has in store for the winter months.

If your roof is full of leaves, twigs, branches or debris we will make sure to clean it thoroughly. The problem with having a dirty, sloppy roof is that any debris can cause mold, fungus and mildew to grow. This can do a good job of wearing down the membrane and causing a water infiltration problem on the inside of your building. Next, our crew will inspect the gutters and downspouts surrounding your building. Any sign of sagging gutters will be addressed because this signifies that they will not be able to support heavy volumes of water, snow and ice. If your gutters aren’t ready for the winter this is an issue you need to fix as soon as possible. You don’t want to delay because if excess water has nowhere to go it will find its way inside your building. This is a big problem that can easily cost your business thousands of dollars.

Next, our crews will make your roofing insulation is dry. Wet insulation can lead to mold and mildew not to mention the reason why your heating bills are through the roof. Literally. Lastly, our team of professionals will inspect your roof edge. This is your first line of defense against inclement weather. We will make sure all fasteners are correct and in great shape. Inspecting your roof edge is important because if it has signs of damage your building is in danger.

Remember the key to a healthy roof is to not delay any repairs. If you want peace of mind this winter, give us a call here at Roberts McNutt. Since 1978, we have been providing you with the very best roofing Solutions in Little Rock, NWA, Jonesboro and surrounding areas. We can provide you with as many references as you would like and show you why our customers wouldn’t trust anyone else with their roof.

Commercial Roofing

The Differences between Solar PV & Solar Thermal

Posted on: September 20th, 2017 by admin No Comments

The Differences between Solar PV & Solar Thermal

The concept of utilizing solar energy is such a smart way to save you money. After all, the sun is free. Whether at home or at work, solar energy is just a smart alternative to relying solely on the greedy energy companies. Here at Roberts McNutt, we are so much more than a company that excels at keeping the water out for good. We carry two different varieties of solar solutions, solar thermal and solar photovoltaics (PV).

Let’s start with solar photovoltaics (PV) Solar PV actually converts solar energy into DC electricity. It is then inverted into AC electricity. The AC (alternating current) is used to operate many things including lights, televisions, heating and air, etc. Using Solar PV is a win-win for business owners and homeowners because it dramatically cuts down your regular utility costs. It’s also a great way to help the environment.

Solar thermal has many benefits as well. Do not believe anyone who says that solar thermal can only be used to heat water and nothing else. This is simply not true. Solar thermal is also a great way to provide heat as well as cooled air. Thermal heating and cooling will dramatically cut your energy consumption during the hot summer months and the cold winter months. Solar thermal is also very convenient because it can actually store solar heat to use at night or on cloudy or rainy days.

No matter which form of solar works best for you, you can see that solar just makes sense. You can save a great deal of money by relying on something that is free from Mother Nature; the sun. There are also many incentives for using solar including utility credits, tax rebates, etc. Roberts-McNutt is proud to be a leader in solar solutions and we’d love the opportunity to show you how you can start saving today!

Solar Solutions

Definite Signs that Your Commercial Roof Needs Work

Posted on: June 28th, 2017 by admin No Comments

There are definite signs you need work on your commercial roof. The key is knowing what to look for and not waiting too long! No one wants to have to scramble at the last minute to have their roof fixed when problems occur. After all, you have a business to run and dealing with roofing issues shouldn’t be eating up hours in your day! Indicator number one is all about the moisture. How do you tell if your roof has a moisture problem? If you have visible water stains on your ceilings or you notice that you have an increase of insects or rodents then you most likely have a moisture problem on your roof.

Another pretty obvious sign that you need work on your commercial roof is that you have crazy high energy bills. The bottom line is that your roof may have lost a great deal of its reflectivity which is forcing your thermostat to work extra hard to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. This is an expensive problem that will not get any better unless you invest in your commercial roof.

Another tell-tale sign that you need work done on your commercial roof involves bubbles. To see this sign you need to physically be on top of your roof. If you are not comfortable doing that, call in the pros. In a nut shell, bubbles come from moisture building up under the top layer. The more bubbles, the more work your roof needs. While you or a professional is up on your roof, making sure you have adequate flashing is important. If there are gaps, flashing is missing or dislodged and you need to have work done on your roof as soon as possible.

These are all pretty big signs that you need to have your commercial roof replaced or repaired in a timely manner. Whatever you do, make sure you choose a respected and experienced company for the job. Here at Roberts-McNutt, no other company is more experienced than us. No job is too big, too small, or too complicated. For your convenience, we have set up three convenient locations to serve you including, North Little Rock, Springdale and Jonesboro Arkansas. When it comes to commercial roofing, we do it all including metal roofs, BUR roofing, garden roofs, PVC roofing, etc. Commercial roofing is our specialty and we do it better than anyone else.

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