The roof of a commercial building is vital to its structure. Like all roofs, however, commercial roofs can sustain damage, wear and tear due to aging, or weaken as a result of various factors. When this happens, your roof becomes more vulnerable to escalating damage. While it is often possible to repair the damage without replacement, there comes a point in every roof’s lifespan when a full replacement makes more sense than endless repairs.
When is it Time for a Commercial Roof Replacement?
We don’t push clients toward commercial roof replacements versus commercial roof repairs. Instead, we thoroughly inspect your building and your current roof to ensure that if we’re recommending a full replacement, it’s the option that makes the most sense for you practically and economically.
Here at Gutter & Roof Solutions, every member of our team is highly trained and experienced in our industry. We know how to read the signs of easily repairable damage versus the indications that it’s time to invest in a full replacement. There are certain red flags that we look for, including:
This will be visible within the building in the form of leaks, watermarks and stains. Often this is a sign of external roof damage, which if left unchecked, could cause even further damage to your business’ property. While this may be possible to remedy with commercial roof repairs, depending on the extent of the damage, it could signal the need for a full commercial roof replacement.
Damaged Roof Membrane
Harsh weather or general wear and tear could cause irreparable damage to commercial roofs. This includes lifting, curling or cracking of the roof’s membrane, all of which exposes the property to external elements, which can pose a hazard to your staff and business equipment.
Unfortunately, this is a factor none of us can get away from. Turns out roofs also have a finite lifespan too, which is made shorter if regular maintenance and repairs were not adhered to. Repairs can only add so many years on to the life of your commercial roof, but sometimes a commercial roof replacement is inevitable.
Of course, there are also many smaller tells that might not be obvious to the untrained eye, but our team will catch them! A problematic roof can escalate very quickly into damage that affects your entire building, so give us a call as soon as possible.
The Difference Between Replacing and Repairing Your Roof
At Gutter & Roof Solutions, we perform both commercial roof replacements and commercial roof repairs. Commercial roof repair is performed for small problems like a single leak or a handful of missing shingles. The tasks are simple but necessary. Commercial roof replacements are different, in that we remove your existing roof and replace it with a new one, to ensure that it’s safe and operating optimally.
Reliable Commercial Roof Replacements
No matter the style of roof system you have, or the materials used in its construction, we can take a look and reliably figure out whether a repair or a replacement is in your best interest. Whether your roof is large or small, modern or aging, sloped or flat, we have the knowledge and expertise you need to guide your decision.
If you are considering a commercial roof replacement, call Gutter & Roof Solutions today. We’ll be happy to consult or schedule an appointment for a free inspection.