Podcasts

How to Get Your End of Year Roofing Projects Done at a Savings

On this episode of Fortis Warranty’s Roof Talks, Charles Schulz, senior strategic accounts manager at Fortis, spoke with host Tyler Kern about end of the year budgets, and that surprisingly, building managers may have additional allocation funds available to fund roofing projects. Schulz discussed some of the issues concerned with fitting a roofing project in

Roof Talks: Exploring Pros and Cons of Roof Asset Management Plans

On today’s episode of Roof Talks, a Fortis Warranty podcast, host Tyler Kern went in-depth with Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Dave Schupmann to discuss roof asset management plans for commercial roofs; the good, the bad and the ugly. Before roof management plans came about, building owners often made decisions about the commercial roof

Roof Talks: In the Aftermath of a Storm, Roof Replacement isn’t Your Only Option

Be it a hurricane or hail gale, large storm systems can wreak havoc on roofs. In states where storms are an annual expectation, like Florida and Louisiana, yearly roof-replacement is simply not in the budget. But Dave Schupmann, senior vice president of sales & marketing at Fortis Warranty, said that a huge percentage of traditional

Why a New Rooftop Farm in Paris is a Glimpse into the Future

The city of light may become the city of fruits and vegetables soon. French company Agripolis is slated to open a 150,000-square-foot rooftop farm in 2020, hosting 2,000 pounds of crop each day. Urban farming and aeroponics have spread to America but this project is the most ambitious yet. “In Europe they’ve really gone to

Roof Talks: The One Big Mistake Building Owners Make When Going Solar

Solar energy is growing in popularity as it becomes cheaper and more efficient. But what many businesses don’t know is that a solar system installed on a roof, new or old, can void your roof warranty and potentially hinder the roof’s overall safety. On this episode of Roof Talks, we welcomed Dave Schupmann, SVP of

Roof Talks: Commercial Building Roofs Can Make or Break a Sale

Commercial building roofs are one of the most negotiated points when transacting a building, and can be the difference between a handsome profit or painful loss. On this episode of Roof Talks with Fortis Warranty, host Tyler Kern sat down with Dave Schupmann, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Fortis Warranty to discuss how

Roof Talks: A Leaking Roof Doesn’t Always Mean it’s Time to Re-Roof

There are home warranties, car warranties, and service warranties, but what about coverage for one of the single largest capital expenditures in a building? On this episode of Roof Talks, host Tyler Kern sat down with Rick Lewis, CEO of Fortis Warranty to discuss how building owners can defer expenditures, such as replacing a roof,

Roof Talks: Commercial Roofing Reconditioning Supported by Data-Driven Process

When talking about the commercial roofing industry, the phrase data-driven probably isn’t used too often. However, that’s not the way that Fortis Warranty sees the industry. Fortis has been a pioneer in evaluating roofing and turning to data to deliver reconditioning plans versus replacement. On this episode of Roof Talks, we explored the Fortis Warranty

Roof Talks: For Roof Warranties, It’s All About the Guarantee

Any building owner wants a guarantee on the performance of roof repairs. They also desire warranties on the management of a long-range asset, their budget, and transferrable solutions that deliver a higher property value. However, they don’t always get these guarantees. Why? On today’s episode of Roof Talks, President and CEO of Fortis Warranty Rick Lewis,