Should You Replace or Repair Your Commercial Roof?
When you install a commercial roof, the goal is for the roof to last for a long time. Unfortunately, many factors can cause damage to a roof. A roof without proper maintenance can also suffer from damage that prohibits its life.
When a problem with the roof exists, the owner of the building must decide between a roof replacement or a repair. Both options are an investment, but a replacement is significantly more expensive. However, a replacement is sometimes unavoidable. Both options have their pros and cons, so consider these several questions when you need to decide.
HOW BAD IS THE ROOF DAMAGE?
In some instances, the roof damage is in one area of the roof. Smaller areas are often easy to repair. If most of the roof is still in good shape and the insulation is still intact, a repair is also possible in most cases.
WHERE IS THE DAMAGE?
If the damage is in a small corner of the building that the business does not use or heavily rely on, a repair may be all that is necessary.
HOW LONG DO YOU PLAN TO KEEP THE BUILDING?
If you currently own the building but think you may sell it in the near future, consider what you should do to ensure the roof passes inspection. The extent of the damage comes into play when you think about this decision. The roof must meet building codes for the property to sell. Inspect the roof to find out what the best recommendation is for the roof.
HOW LONG CAN YOU DEAL WITH ROOF PROBLEMS?
You also need to think about how your roofing problems will impact the business within the building. The time of year is important to think about. If you have a busy season and roof work will interrupt the function of the business, you may need to just do minor repairs on the roof. Even if you still need to replace the roof, you can schedule it for a different time of year.
For instance, if the building is the home of a swimming pool store, you may not want to go through a full roof replacement in the busy summer season. Instead, wait until the winter season to replace your roof.
A healthy roof is vital for a commercial property. A business can suffer greatly if the roof is damaged or in bad shape. If you have any questions about commercial roofing, please contact us at Commercial Solutions, Inc. We look forward to helping you have the best roof possible, whether you need roof repair or replacement.