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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!

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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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Choose Solar for Your Commercial Building

Posted on: March 17th, 2017 by admin No Comments

Choose Solar for Your Commercial Building

If you dread receiving your monthly electricity bills, it’s time you started thinking differently on how to reduce your bills and save money every month. Solar panels are a great way to lower the monthly electricity bills of your commercial building. That’s right, solar benefits commercial buildings in a very big way! Here at Roberts-McNutt, we have a comprehensive Solar Solutions team that can show you how solar energy can lower your business’ monthly electricity bills. Even better, our solar panels are extremely low maintenance and reliable.

Solar is so simple and operates from sunlight, which is free! Here’s how it works in more depth. When sunlight strikes the panels they convert that into electricity. This electricity can then be used to run your business. All extra electricity that your business produces is never wasted. Instead, it all flows back into the electricity grid and you will love the fact that you will receive a credit from the electricity company! Implementing solar is a win-win situation for your business. You will not only be saving money on your monthly electricity bills, you will also be reducing your dependency on the electricity companies. Here at Roberts-McNutt, our solar panels are unlike any other. They are fully automatic so that once our crews come out and install them you do not have to give them a second thought.

Since 1968, Roberts-McNutt has been providing our customers with the most comprehensive waterproofing and roofing solutions for their homes and businesses. We are now proud of our comprehensive Solar Solutions department that can save you a substantial amount on your commercial energy bills. We are proud to be a proven business leader not only here in Arkansas but in parts of Missouri, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi. Tennessee, and Oklahoma. For waterproofing, roofing or our Solar Solutions, look no further than Roberts-McNutt.

Solar Solutions

Commercial Roofing at its Finest

Posted on: December 20th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Commercial Roofing at its Finest

When choosing a commercial roofing company, you better make sure you are choosing a highly efficient and professional company. You may be asking, “Aren’t all companies about the same?” The answer to that question is a definitive no. First and foremost, you need to make sure you are choosing a commercial roofing company with a stellar reputation as well as years of experience under their belt. No other company is more experienced than Roberts McNutt. We take on jobs that other companies won’t even consider and excel at them. Not only do we perform excellent work but we will stay on time and on budget with every single job.

As soon as you give us a call we schedule a meeting at the desired location and discuss what it is that you’re looking to have done. Next, our team of skilled and experienced contractors will take a look at your roof. They will then discuss which types of commercial roofing solutions are best suited for your building. We will advise and guide you on the very best commercial roofing options for your particular job. This is what we do and for decades we have led the industry with the very best in commercial roofing. We keep a project manager on every job so that they are there to answer any and all questions you may have. We have grown so much that 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.

If you truly want exceptional commercial roofing and a company that excels at difficult and complicated jobs like no other, Roberts McNutt is your company. We do high-quality work and we do it at honest prices. This is how we’ve grown our business when other roofing companies have been forced to close their doors. Commercial roofing and waterproofing is what we do and we do it better than anyone else. Your roof is a very important component to your business, which is why we give you the highest quality roof that you’ll never have to worry about.

Concrete Repair

We Specialize in Complicated Jobs that Other Companies Shy Away From

Posted on: September 19th, 2016 by admin No Comments

We Specialize in Complicated Jobs that Other Companies Shy Away From

Caulking and Sealants

When it comes to concrete repair, it’s important that you choose a company who is not only experienced but has a rock solid reputation. You want a company that you can call and say, I need five referrals, and they will get you ten in a matter of minutes. At Roberts-McNutt, we are that company! Concrete repair is not a job that you can afford to hire an inexperienced company to perform. If you do, you will have major problems that will cost you thousands of dollars to fix.

Let me tell you a little bit about Roberts-McNutt. In 1968, Raymond Roberts and Jerry McNutt, founded Roberts-McNutt Inc. We started off small but have gone on to be a leader in both the commercial roofing and commercial waterproofing industries. We never shy away from a job, in fact, when a job is too big or too complicated for some other companies they call us. When it comes to concrete and masonry repair, we specialize in the complicated jobs that others are too intimidated to tackle! Our good work and honest way of doing business has allowed us to grow into a leading licensed Arkansas contractor. We are proud to serve the great states of Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

Our waterproofing division services are extensive and include the following:

  • Masonry repair (block or brick)
  • Specialty masonry coatings
  • Stone repair
  • Concrete repair & restoration
  • Exterior Building restoration
  • Tuckpointing, terracotta repair, basement waterproofing, water repellent treatment, pressure washing, and caulking.

For Masonry Repair our services include:

  • Water repellent treatments
  • Cleaning of existing masonry (chemical and abrasive)
  • Mortar striping and mask grouting
  • Brick and CMU block replacement
  • Tuckpointing of mortar joints
  • Special textured coatings
  • Stone and Terracotta repair and stone restoration.

As soon as you pick up the phone, we will walk you through the entire process. We will first come out and meet with you, and see exactly what needs our attention. Within minutes, a member of our team will present you with our detailed solution plan. You will also be given a timeline so you can make sure that we are maintaining a tight schedule. Whatever you need, from concrete repairs, masonry repairs, decorative masonry coatings, historical repairs, caulking, and various sealants, Roberts-McNutt is your company. We keep the water out and do it on time and on budget!

BUR and EPDM – What They Stand For and When Gardens are Roofs

Posted on: August 22nd, 2016 by admin No Comments

BUR and EPDM – What They Stand For and When Gardens are Roofs

Roofing Repairs

There are a lot of commercial roofing options available, ranging from the single-ply Duro-Last® system to traditional metal roofs. Other options with more obscure names or function include BUR, EPDM, and even Garden, but the interesting question is what they all mean. That’s when things start to get confusing for commercial business owners trying to decide on the right roofing material. At Roberts-McNutt we carry the previously mentioned systems as well as TPO, PVC, and Modified Bitumen. Our job is to help you understand what these different types of roofing can do so you’ll know which one is best for your business. We’re not going to break them all down right here, but we will cover BUR, EPDM, and a little bit of Garden in some quick bullet points.

BUR Roofing System

  • Name: The acronym “BUR” stands for Built Up Roofing, which is a flat roofing system made up of several layers laminated together with bitumen. The material for the layers can be felt, fabric, or mats.
    • Bitumen: A tar like substance used to bind materials together by acting as an adhesive. The word is almost interchangeable with the term “asphalt.”
  • Advantages: BUR roofing is one of the more traditional type of commercial roofing due to the materials used. Commonly surfaced with gravel, they are referred to as “tar and gravel” roofs. The applications can fit nearly any type of roof, but the steeper the slope, the shorter the lifespan due to the longer processing time.

EPDM Roofing System

  • Name: Short for Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer, this roofing is sometimes referred to as the “rubber roofing system” since it is a single-ply rubber roofing membrane.
  • Advantages: This type of roofing is resistant to damage from hail, wind, ultraviolet radiation, heat, and fire. It is also flexible to accommodate various temperatures. EPDM is best used for low-sloping roofs and is one of the most affordable commercial roofing options available.

Garden Roofing

  • Name: Sometimes referred to as “Green Roofs,” a garden roof is designed to improve the overall energy efficiency of a building by helping to reduce the cost of heating and cooling. They are populated by plant life, hence the name, for both aesthetics and energy conservation.
  • Advantages: Conserves energy by providing better protection against a roofs natural absorption of radiant heat. Provides greater curb appeal and fosters a peaceful environment atop the building.

The range of roofing that we offer at Roberts-McNutt each carry their own unique benefits in their design and materials. If you’re still unclear about the characteristics and benefits of BUR, EPDM, or Garden Roofs, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can answer any lingering questions you may have. We can also go into detail about our other roofing systems, such as TPO, if you’re curious about that. Above all, remember Roberts-McNutt has the answer for all of your commercial roofing needs.

Let Solar Energy Boost Your Eco-Ego

Posted on: July 25th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Let Solar Energy Boost Your Eco-Ego

There are several ways to boost your home’s energy efficiency, but, by far and away, installing solar panels is the best way to go about it. At Roberts-McNutt, we have solar solutions for residential and commercial properties. We believe that solar power is the best way to power your residence, mostly because it keeps your energy cost down and can actually be fed back into the grid to get you credit from the company that provides your electricity. One of the concerns we hear most about the affordability of solar panels. While there is no easy way to answer that as the pricing has changed (lowered) in recent years and there is no fixed price, there is a federal tax credit of 30% for solar investments, which can curb the cost of getting solar panels for your home or business.

Another thing to think about is what type of solar solutions are available and which is right for you. The primary two solar systems are solar thermal and solar photovoltaic (PV). The latter has the benefits of having a longer lifespan, great efficiency throughout the year, and can provide over half the energy your home needs to function. Conversely, solar thermal benefits from its ability to provide heated water for houses and are relatively maintenance free, plus, they take up less space. There are other factors to take into account, such as storage of power and the differences between direct and indirect solar energy conversion, which may affect your decision.

Regardless of which type of solar solution you choose, Roberts-McNutt is sure to provide you with exactly what you’re looking for. If you have any more questions about solar energy and the benefits it can provide, or how it works, contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help you. The time to switch to solar is now, especially with the prices of other energy sources on the rise. Rather than paying your energy company all of your hard earned money, have them pay you when you put power back into the grid. Let Roberts-McNutt help you boost your eco-ego today by giving you the means to reduce your carbon footprint and take advantage of our greatest renewable source of energy.

Solar Solutions

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