5 Commercial Roofing Tips to Avoid Unnecessary Expenses

commercial roofing tipsYou own a commercial building. And one thing you know for sure: if your roof leaks, you will hear it from your tenants. Installing a quality commercial roofing system and performing regular maintenance, is an important priority.

With a the wide array of commercial roofing products, you can choose a roof that fits the aesthetics of the building while still performing as a protective shield. All the roofing material on the market has pros and cons and various materials work best for one industry over another. It is important to consult expert commercial roofers because there are roofing materials that are not the most ideal or practical for your industry or building style, limiting the lifespan of the roof.

If you’re planning to install a new roof or need to make changes to your existing roof, the following commercial roofing tips will benefit you and help you avoid any extra or unnecessary expenses.

Consider the right type of roofing

Commercial roofs are commonly made of steel, copper, and metal. Tiles made from clay, rubber or concrete can also be used. Consult your roofing expert on the best products for your building. They will help you choose a roofing material that offers high performance and durability even if it means spending a bit more on the materials.

Hire the right roofer

Whether you need a new roof or only minor repairs, never try to do it yourself or allow an inexperienced person to fix your roof. Sometimes small roofing issues can become big headaches because the contractor had no experience dealing with the underlying cause. Always choose a licensed and insured roofing contractor who will stand behind their workmanship to perform all repair and maintenance work.

Care for your roof

While the materials used in a commercial roofing system offer durability, a commercial roof should still be maintained and inspected regularly. It is not enough to only choose the right, high quality roofing materials.

Perform routine inspections and be sure to note any signs of damage. Perform scheduled maintenance for your roof to eliminate surprises and catch small issues before they become major challenges.

Don’t wait until you notice a leak inside the building. Ignoring what you see will end up costing you. Hire a roofer for their professional opinion if you are unsure of whether there are issues.

Listen to the experts

Listen to your contractor’s advice regarding what is best for your commercial roof. They are trained on how to identify potential problems before they become major. If your contractor tells you that the most cost effective solution is to replace your old roof with a new one, listen to the expert. As with many things, trying to salvage an old roof may be a total waste of time and money, causing you to continuously pay for repairs.

Do whatever it takes

Do your best in keeping your commercial roof in top notch condition. Do your homework when hiring a contractor and selecting the correct materials. Remember what is at stake here: your roof is important so do your best to ensure you are able to handle any issues that can arise.

Installing a commercial roof is one of the biggest investments you will make in your business. Implementing these commercial roofing tips will ensure that you get the most out of your roofing system. Investing in the right products, a quality roofing contractor and regular maintenance can prevent unnecessary expenses and help extend the lifespan of your roofing system.

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  1. These are good tips for anyone looking for a long-lasting commercial roof. Asking an expert about what material would be best for the building is really good advice. They will probably know what type of material holds up best in your climate, or what material is best for your particular building. I’m sure it is different depending on where you live, and what shape your roof has.

  2. I agree that you need to get in the habit of maintaining in order to do it effectively. Sometimes when I approach something like this, it seems like I won’t ever remember to do it. However, I am always surprised by my own ability to stick to something that I think is important. The roof of any home is definitely important, so I greatly appreciate all of your helpful tips!

  3. My boss is finally getting the warehouse roof replaced. Unfortunately, I know it isn’t going to last as he doesn’t believe in the “care for your roof” part of the process. He firmly believes the roof should be good to go without him having to give it another thought. I hope I can convince him that investing in a new roof means investing in keeping it up! Luckily he’s put me in charge of finding the contractor, so I’ll have to trust them to recommend the best option to last with minimal upkeep.

  4. Wow, I never thought about having to maintain and inspect the roof of a building. I recently moved my business into a new office, and want to make sure I familiarize myself with the building and any concerns that may arise. I’ll be sure to have the roof and other features inspected by professionals who can give me an idea as to whether or not everything is in mint condition!

  5. I totally agree that asking an expert about what material would be best for the building is really good advice. My boss has finally decided to replace our office roof, but I am pretty sure that none of the employees know which materials we should buy. I will make sure to suggest consulting with a specialist in order to understand what exactly we need for that.

  6. You gave the advice to never try to do roof repairs by yourself. I’d imagine that if someone at a business tried to do the repairs by themselves, they would risk falling or getting injured and possibly missing work in the future. It seems like it would be less risky to hire a commercial roofing company to do it instead.

  7. Great points. But since most of the commercial roofs are flat or low slope so apart from metal roofs, rubber and composite roofing material are also extremely popular.

  8. I really enjoyed learning more about commercial roofing! One thing that you said that connected with me was when you talked about the different kinds of materials that you could use for your roof. Thanks again for the post, and I am going to do my best to decide between a concrete or clay roof because they both have their own pros and cons. I will consult with a roofing expert!

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