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TRADE TIPS

Not So Fast

GET AN UNBIASED OPINION BEFORE DECIDING TO
REPLACE YOUR STORE'S ROOF
BY NICK FORTUNA

DMITRY KALINOVSKY/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

IF YOUR CAR began acting up
and you needed an expert opinion on
whether to fix or replace it, you wouldn't
seek out a new-car sales associate. In
the same vein, FMs who notice a leak or
weather damage
to their store's
roof shouldn't
immediately
turn to roofing
companies that
focus on selling
new roofs. That's
the message
Robert Swartz
from the guys

at Sodexo | Roth's integrated facilities
management company based in
Youngstown, Ohio.
Sodexo | Roth, which started as a
roofing company 95 years ago and now
offers a wide range of FM services,
does not sell roof replacements but
instead focuses on extending the life of
clients' existing roofs through reactive
repair and preventative maintenance.
If Sodexo | Roth's roofing consultants
determine a building needs a new
roof, they will design the roof, bid that
project out to construction companies
and supervise construction for clients,

but the goal is to extend the life of
the existing asset and avoid the costly
capital investment of installing a
new roof.
The typical flat roof on a retail facility
can be expected to last 15 to 25 years
if properly installed and maintained,
according to Robert Swartz, a sales
executive in Sodexo | Roth's roofing
division, so FMs shouldn't assume that
a roof showing wear and tear needs to
be replaced.
"When people have a leak and
begin to have issues with a roof, they
immediately think, 'I'm going to have
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018

CEO’s Column
Cover Feature the Evolution of Retail Centers
Retail of the Future
PRSM2018 Takes the Power of Facilities to a New Level!
Leadership
Association Matters
2017-18 PRSMCommittee Members
Trade Tips
Member Profiles
Association Matters
Best Practices
Advertisers’ Index
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - Intro
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - cover1
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - cover2
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 3
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 4
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 5
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 6
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 7
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 8
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - CEO’s Column
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - Cover Feature the Evolution of Retail Centers
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 11
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 12
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 13
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 14
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 15
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 16
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - Retail of the Future
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 18
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 19
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - PRSM2018 Takes the Power of Facilities to a New Level!
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 21
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 22
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 23
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 24
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 25
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 26
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - Leadership
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 28
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - Association Matters
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 2017-18 PRSMCommittee Members
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 31
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 32
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - Trade Tips
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 34
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 35
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - Member Profiles
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 37
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - Association Matters
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 39
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - Best Practices
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - 41
Professional Retail Store - May/June 2018 - Advertisers’ Index
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