4 Signs Your Commercial Roof Needs Replacement
It’s never a good idea to wait for leaks to happen before you start planning a roof replacement, especially if you own or manage a commercial property. After all, a leaking roof can disrupt your daily operations and affect your revenues. If you see the following signs, it’s time to start planning for commercial roof installation.
1. Your Roof Is Past Its Expected Lifespan
Every roof has an expected life span, which can be anywhere between 20 to 50 years depending on the type of roofing and regular maintenance and repairs. If you don’t know when the roof was installed, you can obtain this information from paperwork, including your warranty, insurance or even the installation contract itself. If this information is unavailable, you may need to have your roof inspected by a professional.
2. Your Energy Consumption Increases During Hot Days
Moisture can cause roof insulation to form clumps. If your energy consumption is starting to spike during temperature extremes, rainwater may already have gotten into your roof’s insulation layer. Your tenants are also more likely to complain about the lack of insulation, which may affect the quality of your service.
3. Adhesives and Fasteners Are Failing
Roofing adhesives and fasteners are designed to last about as long as the roof itself. When you inspect your roof, check the roof seams. Ideally, there should be no chance of air getting into the substrate. Loose seams may be addressed by a capable commercial roofing contractor like us, but all roofing systems reach a point where repairs just won’t do.
4. Extensive Damage
Perhaps, your roof got hit by airborne debris or got hit by hurricane force winds. Emergency repairs may be covered by your insurance provider, and you may be given the opportunity to choose between extensive repairs or a brand new installation. Choosing the latter lets you start with a clean slate, address structural issues and, perhaps, even switch to another, stronger roofing type. Whatever you choose, you have us to ensure you get the best roof for your commercial property deserves.