A damaged roof leads to multitude of problems and damages throughout the building. When you notice signs of damage, you will have two options on the table, either go for a repair job or replace the roof. When it comes to commercial roof, the cost of repair and replacement greatly differ. Therefore, an expert like A Roof 4 U can advise you with the right way forward. We specialize in commercial roofing repair and replacements. Our team of experts are highly skilled and experienced in fixing all types of roofs.
Deciding when to replace your commercial roof
You should consider the below factors when dealing with a damaged roof to know the right time and right method of fixing it.
- Overall condition: The condition of the roof is determined by the maintenance history. If the roof has been properly maintained through its life and is in a decent condition with no damage to the insulation, any small visible damages can be fixed by a coating or repair work. However, if you see discolored tiles or wide cracks it will be best to replace the shingles to avoid any further damage.
- Signs of damage: You must get regular roofing inspections conducted so that you know the condition of your commercial roof and any issues are identified early. An expert will be able to see the signs of damage and diagnose any issues with the roof. If the roof is close to the end of its life, then they will recommend a replacement.
- Short term vs long term: Your budget and you plan of continuing operations in the same building determine whether you need a short-term fix or a long-term solution. If you need a short-term fix due to budget constraint or to want to meet the requirements to sell the property, you can do with a repair. If you want the roof to hold up in the long run, then replacement is the best solution.
- Will repair or coating extend the life of the roof: If the damage is minimal then a repair can help you buy some time to plan and save for a full replacement. If damage is extensive or previous repairs did not work, then it is best to go for a replacement and prevent further damage to the roof.
You must bear in mind that if you see a visible damage to the roof or your roofing contractor diagnoses major issues with the roof, you must not delay or postpone fixing the roof. A delay can lead to aggravating the problem, which will cause you more trouble and losses.
Why consider hiring an expert?
Roof replacement is best left in the hands of an expert who knows the job and has considerable experience in the field. Specialized tools and products are required for the job and the roofing contractor will already have these in their inventory. Hiring a trusted commercial roofing expert will make decision making easy for you and make the whole process convenient for you.
If you are considering replacement of your commercial roof or want advise on whether the roof needs repairs or replacement, you can reach out to us at A Roof 4 U. Fill up our inquiry form and our team will reach out to you or give us a call on (210) 643-6507.