3 Questions To Ask Before Agreeing To Commerical Roofing Repair

Your business’s roof is the first line of defense in protecting your financial investment, so proper monitoring and maintenance will help you preserve its structural integrity. Upkeep will also reduce annual repair costs significantly and keep your workers safe and inventory protected. Here are three questions to ask before agreeing to commercial roofing repair or replacement.

  1. How Much Roof Life Remains

Before agreeing to costly repairs, you will want to weigh the value of repair or replacement based on how many years remain in your roof’s average life span expectancy. While manufacturer’s warranties typically last fifteen to twenty years, a severe issue with the faulty installation, extensive weather pattern damage, or composition will significantly affect a decision to repair or replace a commercial roof.

If you have recently purchased your company and am unsure of how old your roof is, an inspection will tell you if your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan. As roofs age, they show signs of deterioration that will be more costlier to repair than replace. It is impossible to decide on repair or replacement without working with a commercial roofer who understands how to help you decide based on full roofing assessment and analysis.

  1. What Maintenance Tips Will Extend Roof After Repairs

If you decide on going with a commercial roof repair, you need to question what maintenance tips will extend the roof’s lifespan. You don’t want to invest a great deal only to find out that your roof will need to be replaced soon afterward. As the roof ages, the higher the probability that building materials decline, causing water leaks to expand.

Leaks hard to keep track of, and they cause severe damages to the interior infrastructure.

The most prominent factor in expanding the shelf life after a repair is the quality of craftsmanship and the building materials used on the roof. Cost factors also should be considered as asphalt is cheaper, yet tile and metal roofs have longer life expectancies.

  • Remove debris, including tree branches and leaves.
  • Check the gutters and remove blockages to prevent water damage.
  • Perform maintenance in the winter to reduce ice dam build-ups.
  • Have a yearly roof inspection to check for issues like flashing or sealants.
  1. What Technology Is Available To Maintain Costly Repair Or Replacement

For busy building managers, new technology is a vital resource that enhances the care of roof maintenance systems. If minor issues go resolved, it will lead to more extensive and costlier building complaints. It also increases the likelihood that serious problems will arise when reroofing occurs. That is why technology helps increase roof sustainability.

  • Drones: Roof inspections are now done quicker and more efficient with drone technology, which increases safety measure for workers and roofers.
  • Green Roofing Technology: Property owners are more environmentally aware and are going with eco-friendly and energy-efficient options.
  • Roof Insulation Technology: Polyurethane foam is one of the newest insulation technologies that protect the roof surface before tile installation.
  • Laminate Asphalt Shingles: Asphalt is the most popular and affordable roofing material used today, but modern property owners prefer laminate shingles when repairing or replacing their rooftops because of durability.
  • Fire Protectant: New material and fireproof sealant reduce fire dispersal.

For a roof inspection, repair, or replacement, call (978) 977-3816 for an appointment or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NorthShoreRoofingMA to send us a roof repair inquiry.