Commercial Roof Repair and Maintenance
Just like residential homes, commercial buildings also need to have regular roof maintenance and repair. However, because commercial buildings are many times bigger than most homes and require more raw material for reconstruction, the cost of repair to any roof damage can be quite significant. One way to avoid this problem is to have regular commercial roof maintenance and immediate roof repair as and when required.
Proper roof repair and maintenance is a critical component of the management of a commercial building. It is as important as monitoring the electrical systems, plumbing, water, heat, elevators, etc. People tend to take roofs less seriously because somehow a roof seems to be a permanent fixture of a building’s foundation. But because of poor weather conditions and regular wear and tear, a roof can also get damaged. It is important to keep an eye on things, especially if it’s a commercial property.
Owners of commercial buildings need to have a strategic plan in order to maintain the roof in a cost-effective manner. Here are some commercial roof maintenance tips:
- Commercial building owners should never wait for roof problems to appear but develop a proactive maintenance plan. The cost of commercial roof maintenance is much less than to have a large scale repair. Since the majority of commercial roofs last anywhere from 15-25 years, it is important to have a good maintenance program from day 1. The longer one is able to maintain the lifespan of the roof, the greater will be the overall savings in the long-run.
Tools to assess the roof.
- Commercial roofs are generally more difficult to assess for damage mainly because of their large size and complexity. Unlike a residential home, one just can’t climb on top of a commercial building to inspect the roof. That is why it is important to have a proper maintenance plan that uses sophisticated analytical tools that go beyond visual analysis. But you do need to be quite careful. You should not opt for a cheap maintenance option that only assesses a visual scan because this is not a very sensitive method to assess the structure of a complex commercial roof. Pay a little more but get state-of-the-art tools that can assess the roof structure with accuracy. This includes tools like infrared scanning and even ultrasound. Using such tools gives the commercial business owner plenty of advantages because they can detect minute problems in the roof and get them repaired before they even become a problem. This can help eliminate liability and major costs for roof repair.
Repair or replacement.
- All roofs undergo wear and tear; the harsh North American weather also speeds up the degeneration of the roof structure, no matter what fabric is used to construct the roof. The question is: what should an owner do when a commercial roof is damaged? Repair or replace? At this point, one needs to speak to a professional roofing contractor because roof replacement of a commercial building has to meet certain building codes. In addition, there are many types of roof systems and energy solutions that one has to consider. The only person who can provide an accurate assessment of actual damage and the available options is a roofing provider. Professional roofers offer replacement, repair and restoration options.
- Replacing a commercial business roof is not a trivial matter. The cost of roof replacement can be prohibitively expensive. The key is to select a roofing provider that offers both repair and replacement options at a reasonable cost. At the same time, you want the roofer to utilize the latest technology in roofing repair/replacement and have the necessary experience to provide you with a durable roof.
Lanier Roofing for Commercial Roof Maintenance and Roof Repair
At Lanier Roofing, we understand that commercial property owners and managers rely on these buildings. Whether it’s an apartment complex or a school, commercial properties perform a critical function in our lives. Maintaining the roof of a commercial building is very important as any problems could potentially affect the lives of a community. We have a team of experts that have the necessary skills and experience to help determine if a commercial roof has any issues. Commercial owners who use a proactive approach and who ensure that they have a professional roofer regularly inspect their roof should not look any further. Just pick up the phone and call Lanier Roofing. We will be able to set up a regular inspection schedule and perform repairs whenever needed.