The roof over your commercial property is an important part of protecting your business. Time and typical wear-and-tear from the elements will eventually compromise the roof’s integrity. However, it can be daunting to know when or why commercial re-roofing is needed. Let’s explore commercial re-roofing further.
When should commercial re-roofing be considered?
Depending on factors such as the material and installation, the average lifespan of a commercial roof ranges from 20-30 years. Any roof in this timeframe should be evaluated to determine if commercial re-roofing is needed. Furthermore, are there any obvious signs of damage to the roof? If you see areas of blistering, cracking, or sagging, you may need a new roof. Historically, consider if utility bills have been increasing without a clear cause. Have there been persistent or repetitive leaks? Have you noted an increased frequency of needing to repair areas of the roof? All of these factors may indicate that it is time for commercial re-roofing.
Why should you consider commercial re-roofing?
Unfortunately, commercial re-roofing can be costly. Can’t you keep costs lower and just make smaller repairs here and there? The reality is that there are many benefits of re-roofing that can be more cost-effective in the long-term. Commercial re-roofing ensures adequate protection. An older, compromised roof can lead to secondary damage of other parts of the building’s infrastructure, such as insulation or electrical components.
Costs increase as secondary damage increases. A failing commercial roof leads to increased potential for mold and interior leaks. This has a direct effect on employees, customers, and the overall image of your business. If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan or demonstrating physical signs of weakening, modern materials will likely increase the energy efficiency of the building overall, putting more money in your pocket.
Whether you feel you need commercial re-roofing or are questioning its necessity, we focus on offering quality assessments and recommendations. Contact us today at TQM Roofing Inc. and let our skilled employees help you navigate the specifics of your property’s commercial re-roofing needs.