There are a number of factors that contribute to the lifespan of a commercial roof. They generally last between 10 to 40 years and is determined by the quality of installation, the upkeep of maintenance as well as weather conditions. Replacing your commercial roof can be a huge cost to your business, especially if it came unexpectedly. At Aabco Roofing, we try to save our customers from having to allocate a large number of funds to their roofing. This is one of the reasons we’re big advocates for routine maintenance. Routine maintenance not only keeps the roof in good shape , but also allows us to find problems when they are still small enough to need a commercial roof repair rather than a full replacement.
In some cases, it is out of your control and your roof will need serious attention. After conducting a roof audit, our experts will be able to determine what can be done to restore your roof to its best state. The overall life expectancy of your repair job will be based on initial installation through to the point of restoration.
Quality Of Installation
The simple fact is that the longevity of your roof will be largely determined by the quality of workmanship from the point of installation. This includes quality material choices. When deciding what company to use, make sure you go with a reputable roofing company. Cheaper is not always better and you’ll end up paying for it down the line. Your roof is not something you want to skimp on; it plays an important role in keeping your employees safe and comfortable in the workplace.
Our experienced roofers have seen it all and an improperly installed roof will eventually be affected by leaking and sagging. Not sure who to trust with a job like this? Trustworthy, quality roofers will assess your current roof thoroughly before carrying out any work. They will consider the purpose of your facility, the use thereof, the capacity of occupancy and the surrounding environment. Don’t be afraid to ask your roofer for references of past jobs. A reputable roofer will have no problem putting you in contact with previous customers who were satisfied with the workmanship carried out. Aabco Roofing is BBB A+ rated which means you know you’ll be receiving quality service.
If you’re at the stage where your roof needs to be repaired, you’ll have to determine whether a repair is sufficient. Roof repair is cost-effective and can be done if there are only minor issues. If there are no serious concerns like damaged insulation or flashing, a roof repair will help extend the lifespan of your roof. Once this has been done, regular maintenance should occur.
Regular Roof Maintenance
Maintenance has an equally important role in extending the lifespan of your roof. The frequency of maintenance will depend on the roofing system itself. Your roofer will be able to assist you in setting up a maintenance schedule. A lack of maintenance means that small issues are allowed to fester and what could have been as easy fix will become a hazard to the integrity of your roof. Pooling water, roof leaks, blow-offs, tenting, a build-up of leaves, and missing shingles all contribute negatively to your roofing system if not dealt with. Once an area has been damaged and then repaired, it’s necessary to keep an eye on the more vulnerable areas to prevent further issues.
Excessive heat can cause damage to your roof and minimizes the lifespan. The Florida state is subject to strong winds during hurricane season and this may have an impact on vulnerable areas of your roof. After harsh storms, your roof should be inspected and any damage should be addressed right away. Upon installation, hurricane roofing codes should be adhered to, which will alleviate damage where possible.
Environmental factors will impact your roofing system the most. Through regular maintenance and the use of quality materials during your commercial roof repair, general weather conditions should not have as large an impact if your roof repair is carried out correctly. In saying this, strong winds will pick up leaves and tree branches that end up on your roof. They will cause damage if they are left there and not cleared away. Materials such as composition shingles will not withstand intense heat and extreme winds. Your experienced roofer will know this.
If you’ve done your research and selected a roofer, you should trust that they will only recommend a full roof replacement/restoration if it’s absolutely necessary. It is possible to only repair certain parts of the roof if this will improve the performance or safety of the roof. A full roof assessment by a professional roofer will help you determine at what stage your roof is in.