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Should you repair or replace your commercial roof?

by R&R Industries R&R Industries was established in 1948 as the R&R

Though most commercial roofing systems are made using durable materials, they are not entirely immune from damages. Whether it is a storm, heavy rainfall, or the effect of time, your roofing system will eventually need repairs. 

Types of roof damage 

Since most commercial facilities feature a flat roof, the chances of water pooling tend to increase substantially. Hence, you must ensure your roofing contractors use an effective drainage system on your commercial property.

When you combine heavy rainfall with strong winds, the risk of roofing damage increases, the pressure from high winds can even lift off several roofing system features and create a domino effect of issues. Similarly, ventilation can also help you reduce the overall impact of snow on your roof. 

Finally, the passing of time can also be proportional to the overall risk of damage on your commercial roofing system. However, if your roof is installed by a reputable roofing professional, your roof can easily last anywhere from 10 to 35 years without any significant issues. Some typical roof damage that calls for a commercial roof inspection include:

  • Flashing damage
  • Pooling water
  • Signs of water damage
  • Deteriorating aesthetics
  • Lack of ventilation
  • High energy bills
  • Holes in the roofing system
  • Rips in the roofing membrane

Correcting roofing damages with repairs

If you notice any of the signs mentioned above, you need to contact a professional right away. Undergoing a commercial roof repair is a better and more practical idea than replacing your entire roofing system. If you don't want your roof to deteriorate any longer, you must contact a professional at the first sign of damage. 

Keep in mind that minor roof repairs can be cheap and practical options for you. You must regularly sweep your roofing system and look for any signs of damage. It is especially true following a significant weather event like a bad storm or high winds. If you are not sure what you must look for, contact professionals. They can come over to your property and perform a commercial roof inspection for you after a severe weather event. 

When should you undergo a roof replacement project?

When you have professionals performing a roof inspection, they may find some damages that are simply irreparable. It could result from several external factors or a consequence of age. It would be best to undergo a roof replacement project in such cases. 

Another reason why you may want to consider getting a roof replacement done is when your repairs cost more than a replacement project. However, a new roof is a significant commercial investment that will ensure your business and your building stays protected for years to come. 

When professionally installed, the benefits of a new roof are well worth it. Ensure you discuss all warranty details with your professional to understand better what is covered and what's not. The final pricing of your roofing project will depend on the type of material, the size, and the labor required for the job. Contact a professional roofing company today to get a free quote for your next commercial roofing project. 

 


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