Home roofs seem to be a pretty cut and dry decision when it comes to replacement and repair. Missing shingles, holes in the roof, and damaged insulation are all surefire ways towards a resolution.
The confusion on the choice to repair or replace generally comes into play when examining a commercial roof. These roofs cover buildings that were meant to last for years. Therefore, pinpointing a problem and solution within your commercial roof can be difficult; that is unless you know what you are looking for.
Examine the Condition of Your Commercial Roof
If you begin to notice drops of water coming through your commercial roof or pools of moisture forming on the ceiling, this is a clear sign that something is wrong at your location. The only way to really find the problem is to thoroughly examine the condition of your roof and then determine the severity of the situation.
Roof services from a trusted commercial roof maintenance company will be your best bet for a thorough and trusted inspection. A roof inspection will help you determine issues in your commercial roof that involve:
- The insulation of the building
- The difficulty of the repairs
- If the activities in the building are the cause of roof damage.
Finding out this information from a licensed commercial roofing expert will make the diagnosis more efficient and help you save money by carrying out the right tasks to complete the job.
When to Repair
Routine maintenance checks will be the root of determining whether your commercial roof needs repair. An inspector will be able to determine your roof’s lifespan. This lifespan plays a huge role in how remedies are carried out for even minor roof issues.
If your roof is in relatively good shape with its insulation still intact, most often, a commercial roof repair is the smartest option. If your roof is relatively young, it will actually be more affordable to conduct annual maintenance and repairs and actually prolong the lifespan of your roof.
When to Replace
If your building has gone years without maintenance or even the thought of having a roof inspection, then commercial roof replacement may be in your near future. Major damage that is beyond repair really doesn’t give you any other choice.
If more than 25 percent of the roof is damaged then we highly recommend that you take the steps towards replacement. This means that not only will you be replacing the roof, but also the insulation involved with the process.
Don’t panic. Even though you will be spending money on a roof replacement, you will have the opportunity to replace your roof with smarter, more efficient roofing material options.
Keep Routine Maintenance on your Mind with Anderson Industrial Roofing
Whether you are in the market for a roof repair or replacement, it is always important to have a reliable company on your side available for inspections. Anderson Industrial Roofing is a roofing company that specializes in understanding the ins-and-outs of commercial roofing. Contact us today to find out more about our services.