The roof of a commercial building is vital to its structure. Like all roofs, however, commercial roofs can sustain damage, wear and tear due to aging, or weaken as a result of various factors. When this happens, your roof becomes more vulnerable to escalating damage.
For example, weakened seams might lead to pooled water leaking into the roof itself. Severe weather and high winds might take a harder toll on a roof that is already aging. And of course, every roof system type has its own projected lifespan.
While it is often possible to repair damage without replacement, there comes the point in every roof’s lifespan when a full replacement makes more sense than endless repairs. Perhaps there’s so much damage that repairs aren’t an economical choice. Or maybe the roof is nearing the end of its life cycle, and there are likely to be more and more repairs in the future. In both cases, it usually makes the most sense to pursue a commercial roof replacement, rather than try to push an aging or damaged roof past its life expectancy.
If you’re wondering whether you’re ready for a commercial roof replacement, call our experienced Charleston commercial roofing consultants at the Roof Doctor. We’ll be able to address any questions you have and schedule an appointment to have your current roof inspected so that we can help you choose the right new roof system based on your needs, your business goals, your budget, and your time frame. We understand that a commercial roof replacement is a significant investment, so we will make every effort to guide you through the process step by step.
We don’t push clients toward commercial roof replacement versus commercial roof repair. Instead, we thoroughly inspect your building and your current roof. We want to make sure that if we’re recommending a full replacement, it’s the option that makes the most sense for you practically and economically.
For example, some aging roofs can be revitalized merely with a new roof coating. This will depend on the current condition of the roof, the type of roof system it is, and the structure of your commercial building.
Here at the Roof Doctor, every member of our team is highly trained and experienced in our industry. We know how to read the signs of easily repairable damage versus the indications that it’s time to invest in a full replacement. There are certain red flags that we look for, with some of the biggest and most recognizable being large cracks, significant leaks, or missing pieces.
Of course, there are also many smaller tells that might not be obvious to the untrained eye, but our team will catch them! If you’re noticing signs of damage to your roof, it’s important to give us a call as soon as possible. Damage to a roof can escalate very quickly into damage that affects your entire building. For instance, leaks can result in mold, fungus, or mildew throughout your building as moisture builds up. That’s not a risk you want to take.
No matter what the style of roof system you have, or the materials used in its construction, we can take a look and reliably figure out whether a repair or a replacement is in your best interest. We’re experts in metal roofs, foam roofs, built-up roofs, and more. We also know how to work with a variety of materials, including TPO, EPDM, and PVC. Whether your roof is large or small, modern or aging, sloped or flat, we have the knowledge and expertise you need on your side.
Don’t entrust your commercial roof to any company that hasn’t put in the time and effort to build a solid reputation. We know that our success depends on your success—which depends on being able to conduct your business with as little disruption as possible. That’s why we strive to work as quickly as possible and to make the process as effortless as possible for you. We aren’t looking to cut corners or make a quick profit. Our reputation is much more important than that. We want to be your roofing company for life and to do that we pull out all the stops.
If you are considering a roofing repair or replacement, contact us or call us today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have or set up an appointment.