How should you approach getting a new roof for your commercial business?
A reliable roof is just as important to businesses as it is homeowners. Without one, the same problems can arise: leaks, mold, less energy efficiency, and loss of property value.
In either commercial and residential roofing, there are different material choices available. We’ll discuss some of the best options in this post.
It Helps to Start with an Inspection
The best place to start, if you think you have roof problems, is to have a professional investigate everything. It’s important to get an inspection for various reasons if you can’t tell how extensive the damage is. Especially if you know your roof is reaching the end of its life expectancy, you should get an inspection at least once a year.
What does a licensed roofer check when they get on top of your commercial roof?
- Leaks – This is the big one. The size and scope of the leaks play a significant role in determining whether to do a few patchwork repairs or install a replacement roof.
- Signs of Wear & Tear – If your commercial roof is missing flashing or has damage to soffits, vents, or anything else, we can identify this quickly.
- Other Miscellaneous Roof Issues – This could include cracked caulking, damaged ridge caps, excessive debris, and so forth.
Also, after we do all this, we can go over which repairs and installation options would work with your insurance coverage. In many scenarios, the warranty on your roof may cover the bill as well.
When You Should Get a New Roof for Your Commercial Business
The next step is to determine whether your roof needs a few quick repairs, or an entire replacement. This involves taking what we learned from the inspection, and deciding whether it merits a replacement project. These are the most obvious signs that you’ll need a new commercial roof.
- Excessive Leaks
- Membrane Damage
- Your Roof is Over 20 Years Old
- There’s Drainage Trouble
- The Shingles Are Falling Apart
- You’ve Lost Flashing, Especially Around Vents
Finally, you’ll want to discuss material options with your roofing contractor. If you work with The Roofing Center, we can help you with at least three or four viable options for businesses.
Material Choices for New Commercial Roofs
Our company offers a variety of replacement materials such as metal roofing, stone-coated steel roofing, asphalt, and specialty roofs. These each have their own pros and cons pertaining to costs, aesthetics, and longevity.
Many businesses pursue metal roofing because it addresses the problem for a long time. Metal roofs, although somewhat expensive, provide outstanding durability amid the severe weather we experience in the inter-mountain region.
For better aesthetics and similar durability, you might appreciate the stone-coated steel approach, which also utilizes metal, but the exterior features beautiful stone tiling. Normally, the type of business dictates which level of aesthetic sophistication you would choose.
Finally, we also offer asphalt shingle roofs and specialty roofing systems. These are often the most budget-friendly solutions, but require more upkeep. Many shingles, from brands like Malarkey and Owens Corning, come with special UV protection and insulation properties. Whenever you meet with one of our representatives, we’ll help you go over all these options in much greater detail.
Let Us Help You Find the Right Roof for Your Commercial Business
Our service extends from Sandy, Utah, all the way to Belgrade, Montana. Since you can’t afford to endure a shabby roof on your business property, it’s important to work with the pros on any replacement task. The Roofing Center has been serving business and residential clients alike since the early 1980s.
You can rely on us for inspections, repairs, and roof replacements on any size business property.
Contact us today to learn even more about choosing the right roof for your commercial business.