Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Roofing

One of the most important investments of a building is the roof. The roof has a huge role in protecting property inside the building from damage due to a leaky roof, mold, etc. While proper roof maintenance is important for homeowners, it’s just as important for commercial business owners too. After all, a problematic roof can be financially disastrous for a business. What are some commonly asked questions business owners have about their commercial roof?

Is It Necessary To Remove An Existing Commercial Roof?

If your building has a roof that’s still in relatively good shape, you could potentially save yourself money by installing the new roof on the existing one. However, there are two key reasons an existing roof will need to be removed and replaced:

  • Your building currently has two roofs, which is the maximum amount of layers a commercial building is permitted to have by law.
  • Your roof is considered unsafe due to instability, roof damage or is saturated.

What Kind Of Roof Will Be Best For Your Business?

With so many roofing options out there, you may be wondering which kind of roof is best for your business. Our team of roofing professionals can help you choose the roof type based on the facility needs, energy costs and climate.  There are several roofing options for commercial businesses such as sheet metal, single-ply membrane: TPO, spray polyurethane foam and built-up (asphalt and tar).

How Long Will A New Commercial Roof Installation Take?

The timeline of a roofing project depends on many factors – roof size and type, weather, permits, roof damage, inspections, etc. Due to the multitude of factors, it can take several days to weeks for a roofing job to be complete.   An expert roofing contractor will conduct an assessment, providing you with an estimate of how long the job should take.

Does Your Roof Come With A Warranty?

There are several warranties offered with a new roof, and the coverage you get depends on the warranty you choose: Manufacturer’s Full System Warranty, Manufacturer’s Warranty and Contractor’s Warranty. Each warranty covers an array of problems, including high winds, roof leaks, roof puncture and hail damage. The majority of roof warranties come with the stipulation that your roof is regularly inspected and maintained. Besides regular maintenance, it’s beneficial to partake in a Roof Restoration program to maintain the warranty.

How Can You Know If A New Roof Is Warranted For Your Building?

Our team of professionals will come out and inspect your roof, looking for signs of mold or roof leaks that indicate the commercial roof should be replaced.

How Do You Find A Reputable Commercial Roofing Company?

It can be tricky to find a roofing company to do business with, but with a bit of research, you can find reputable ones. Consider using the National Roofing Contractors Association or Better Business Bureau to learn more about companies you are considering hiring.  Ask questions of all potential contractors to find out how they work, number of employees they use, the training their employees go through and what industry certifications they have.

When Should A Roof Survey Be Scheduled?

Roofing contractors begin their projects the moment the weather gets warmer. Therefore, you need to set up a time for the contractors to come out and inspect the roof before the spring weather is upon the area. When the weather turns warm, the contractors can get to work on your project right away.

What’s The Cost Of A New Roof?

Roofing repair and replacement prices are not set in stone, as there are various factors that can affect its price including but not limited to:

  • – Roof size
  • – Roof access
  • – Existing roof condition
  • – Roof penetrations
  • – Choice of membrane, insulation and installation
  • – Warranty type

After we conduct a free roof assessment, we will sit down with you about our survey report and develop a budget that ensures your needs are met.

What’s The Lifespan Of A Commercial Roof System?

Commercial roofs are exposed to all weather elements, and how long one lasts depends on this and the kind of roof you have installed. Metals roofs can last up to 45 years while a built-up roof will last between 10 and 15 years.

  • – Built-Up: 10 – 15 Years
  • – Single-Ply Membrane TPO: 15 – 20 Years
  • – Single-Ply Membrane EPDM: 20 – 25 Years
  • – Metal: 30 – 45 Years
  • – Spray Polyurethane Foam: 30 – 50 Years

What If Your Commercial Roof Is Leaking Suddenly?

When you notice a leak in your business, you need to protect all the equipment, furniture and papers inside. You may have to move and cover everything so they don’t become damaged by water. Once this has be done, reach out to a professional roofing company to start the repair process. If you already have a roofing contractor in mind, user their emergency contact number. However, if you haven’t used a service before and don’t know if a company has an emergency line, reach out to them the next business day.


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