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At Wharry Engineering, we strive to stay current with developments in structural engineering, architectural design, roof restoration and construction project management. As we aim to provide an all-encompassing range of architectural services with an uncompromising focus on quality, we are required to stay abreast of new methods, tools and approaches. To follow along with us and learn more about the industry, be sure to check here frequently for the latest articles and press releases.

How Third-Party Roof Construction Observation Can Ensure Your Roof’s Long-Term Health

Roof Construction Observation
2/15/2017

When you're considering a new roof, it's important to think about your building's future. With your current roof, you're likely experiencing issues: poor insulation, leakage, or other damaging issues. Thinking about the future, you should consider these issues and – more importantly – how to keep them from affecting your new roof. Certainly, you can trust the contractors or roofing company that you've hired to install your roof. You can trust them to ensure quality, make sure that corners aren't being cut, and to install the best roof possible.

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Identify Problems and Gauge Remaining Roof Life with Roof Inspections and Assessments

Roof Inspection
1/12/2017

Regular roof inspections and surveys are an essential task for home and business owners. As your building's roof is – quite literally – its first line of defense against the elements, it's important that you regularly check to ensure that it is in solid, working condition. But, it's not just about having a quick look-see. It's a much deeper process, requiring the assistance of experts who are capable of identifying common problems and, more importantly, recommending solutions that will keep your interior safe and extend the life of your roof. In this post, we're going to take a closer look at the inspection process and discuss how it results in a healthier, longer-lasting roof.

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Get the Most Out of Your Building Project by Seeking the Help of an Architect

Architectural Services
12/13/2016

It is all too easy to assume that a building project will go off without a hitch. Being optimistic, many people simply overlook the complicated logistics, legal wranglings and finer details of constructing a new building. No matter the size of your business – whether a small, local operation or a massive, multi-national conglomerate – the assistance of an architect can prove invaluable in navigating the often complex – and occasionally perilous – combination of zoning laws, contractor relations and building codes involved in designing a building.

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Why You Need the Advice of Experts for Historical Renovations

Historical Renovation
11/14/2016

Historical renovations are – unsurprisingly – a challenging task. Faced with uncertain damage to the building's structure, cosmetic damage and unforeseen complications, it can be difficult to properly prepare for your project. That's why, as with most things, it is best to seek the advice of a professional, somebody that can give you their expert opinion and, more importantly, guide you through the process in a safe and effective way. In this post, we're going to discuss why you should seek the advice of an expert during the planning – and execution – of your historical renovation.

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Three Signs That You May Need a Professional Roof Assessment

Roof Assessment
10/18/2016

If you've been considering a roof assessment, you've almost certainly taken a look at the state of your roof. But, without knowing what to look for, it can be difficult to know whether or not you need to seek the help of a professional. Is the damage that you're perceiving serious? Or is it merely cosmetic? Can your roof withstand another season of rain and snow? Or should you start planning for repairs now? In this post, we're going to look at three indications that it may be time to call in a professional.

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Five Reasons to Hire a Professional Architect for Your Building Project

Professional Architect
9/21/2016

If you're starting a new building project, you're undoubtedly overwhelmed by the sheer volume of considerations. What materials will be used, what codes are relevant, what contractors should be used... these questions – and many, many more – are essential to consider at the start of any building project. Even after you've made these decisions, issues can arise and force new, more complicated decisions or adjustments. In this post, we're going to look at five ways you can make your building project easier – and more effective – by hiring a professional architect.

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The Roof Consulting Services That Your Building Needs, All Under One Roof

Roof Inspection
8/22/2016

The team at Wharry Engineering believes in a holistic approach. We believe that effective roofing services start from the initial project's conception and extend all the way through the roof's service life. Often, the cost of failing to properly design, install or maintain your roof is leakage or, worse yet, early failure. In today's post, we're going to look at how Wharry Engineering approaches roof consulting and discuss how, in the long run, our services ensure that your roof enjoys a long, productive life.

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Three Essential Tips When Performing Your Own Roof Maintenance

Roof Maintenance
7/26/2016

When caring for your roof, attention to detail matters. If you own a large building, it pays to perform regular roof inspections and assessments and to enlist the aid of a skilled provider of roof management. For smaller buildings, however, many owners seek to save money by performing basic maintenance on their own. While this can be a cost-effective solution in the short term, it is always advisable to seek the guidance of an industry professional should a problem arise. However, if you do plan to perform your own roof maintenance, it is critical that you heed a few basic pieces of advice. In this post, we're going to provide you with three tips to help you when performing your own roof maintenance.

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How a Management Plan Can Simplify Your Roof’s Maintenance and Deliver Peace of Mind

roof management
6/14/2016

For many building owners, especially those that own multiple commercial properties, handling the day-to-day logistics of roof management is not an ideal use of their time. Nevertheless, ensuring your roof's integrity and budgeting for upcoming costs is an essential part of maintaining your building and, more importantly, safeguarding the contents that it houses. Thankfully, comprehensive roof management plans from Wharry Engineering can help to simplify roof maintenance, reduce costs and build confidence. In this post, we're going to look at what you stand to gain by implementing a thorough, long-term roof management plan.

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The Role That Roof Construction Observation Plays in Your Building’s Future

roof inspection
5/25/2016

If you're investing in a new roof, it pays to look toward the future. Obviously, you're experiencing troubles with your current roof. Whether it's leakage, ineffectual protection from the elements or something else, looking to the future means taking steps to ensure that your roof construction goes off as planned, without compromise. While you can place your trust in the company – or contractors – that are constructing your roof, having a third party on site to observe the process ensures the integrity of your project and, more importantly, contributes to a longer lasting, more reliable build.

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