Should you Get a Commercial Roof Replacement or Re-Roof?

Commercial reroofing

If your roof is having significant problems, too worn out for regular repairs, or at the end of its lifespan, you may be left wondering about the course to take. Should you go for re-roofing or roof replacement to restore the appearance and efficiency of your commercial property? Let’s take a closer look at the differences between these two major options 

for installing a new roof.

Understanding Commercial Roof Replacement

Replacing a commercial roof is a big investment, especially when it comes to commercial buildings. The commercial roof replacement process usually involves removing and disposing of the existing roof and replacing it with a new roof system. Although this process can be time-consuming, it is necessary to ensure the property is adequately protected from weather conditions and leaks.

There are a few primary considerations for commercial roof replacement, such as getting the proper permits and choosing an experienced contractor who understands both the installation process and local building codes. The material chosen must also provide long-term durability due to the greater size and complexity of most commercial applications, along with fire resistance properties being taken into consideration. When done correctly, properly replacing your commercial roof ensures that your building can stand up against any exterior elements for years to come.

What is Commercial Reroofing?

A re-roof is when a new roofing system is installed without tearing off the existing system. It is a quicker and more cost-effective way to restore your roof’s appearance and provide a protective layer against the elements. Commercial re-roofing can be a good idea if your commercial roof is nearing the end of its lifespan but the roofing materials are in good shape and there’s no major water or storm damage.

Commercial reroofing generally involves repair, roofing restoration, and retrofitting. The existing roofing installation is refitted and sealed before laying a new membrane over the old one. Your roofing contractor will perform an inspection to determine if the underlying insulation, membrane, and supporting structure can support the additional weight. Re-roofing can only be done once, so your roof may be a candidate if it has only one layer of the membrane.

One benefit of having your commercial property reroofed is the reduced costs involved. Since you don’t need to have a new roof deck or structural support, the process will not require extensive labor, materials, and time. You will save the expense and hassle of removing and disposing of the old materials. Also, the project will be completed faster because you will not be replacing the entire roof.

What is a Commercial Roof Replacement?

roof replacement involves tearing off the existing roofing system down to the deck. From there, the insulation board is installed to meet state code and t

hen the new roofing system would be installed. If the roof deck is severely damaged, it may be necessary to repair or replace it entirely to prevent further damage.

Unlike reroofing, which may cover up problems with the deck and other materials, a roof replacement will address all problems for a safer and sturdier roof. The installation will be stronger because there’s no old or damaged membrane layer between the roof deck and the new roofing materials. Also, the materials will last longer than with re-roofing.

While completely replacing a roof is more costly than re-roofing, you will save more money over the long haul because signs of damage were identified addressed to prevent expensive repairs down the road. Roofing materials have to withstand high winds, heat, debris, and moisture, which is it’s important to find a reliable roofing contractor when doing a commercial roof replacement.

Commercial Roof Replacement Process

Replace your roof if it's been damaged in a natural disaster or weather event. You should also consider replacing the shingles when they're worn down too much to keep water from pooling on top of them, which can lead damage deeper into materials below that are more expensive for you! Here is a guide on what to contemplate when replacing a roof:

Find a Need for a Roof Replacement

  1. Cost: The cost of a new roofing system may seem daunting at first, but if your house experiences several repairs throughout the year it could actually be lesCommercial roof replacement processs expensive in the long run.
  2. Activity: The cost of repairing the same equipment over again is much greater than just purchasing a new piece. Pausing operations for one time replacement can be better than enduring reoccurring repairs that will disrupt your business’s workflow and profitability in general
  3. Safety: If you have concerns about larger pieces of the structure falling apart or causing damage inside your building, it may be best to get a new roof.
  4. Productivity: When the time comes for your home's roofing system to be replaced, a professional will have an idea on how well it is functioning. If there are some issues that can't really get fixed with just repairs then you'll need a complete roof replacement!

Contact a Roofing Contractor

When it comes time for a new roof, be sure to contact a roofing company as soon as possible. They will conduct an inspection and determine whether or not you need any repairs on top of that before completing work! You can also ask about prices; project timelines (inclusive if there are delays); business functionality during these processes such-and so forth.

Plan For a Roof Replacement

To make sure everything runs smoothly and that everyone has the opportunity to work at their full potential during this process - we recommend preparing several weeks ahead of schedule by allowing employees reduced hours or working from home if they need assistance in order not disrupt customer service operations too much while planning out what materials, blueprints, and designs will be needed once tearing begins on site

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Is Re-Roofing a Good Idea?

When it comes to maintaining the longevity and overall health of your home, keeping an eye on your roof is crucial. Over time, wear and tear can take a toll, and eventually, you'll need to consider re-roofing. But is it a good idea? The answer largely depends on your specific situation, but in many cases, re-roofing can be a smart investment in your home's worth and comfort.

Whether you're looking to put your house on the market or simply want to ensure that your family stays cozy and dry in all weather, consulting with a professional roofer can help you determine whether re-roofing is a good decision. With the right approach, you can keep your home in prime condition and enjoy peace of mind for years to come.

New Commercial Roof Installation

There are numerous benefits to installing a new commercial roof. Not only will it greatly improve the look of any building, but it also provides your property with enhanced protection against the elements. Better waterproofing features can help decrease damage and extend the life of your structure significantly. You'll also be able to enjoy improved energy efficiency.

New materials offer incredible insulation which helps keep the interior temperature at ideal levels throughout the year, allowing you to save money on utility bills each month. Lastly, simply knowing that your roof is in excellent condition offers peace of mind and makes management easier overall, resulting in a fantastic return on investment for every business owner who chooses a new commercial roof installation.

Installing New Commercial Roofing System & Roof Protection

The professionals at our company will come to the site and determine what needs replacing on your roof. They'll take care of everything from start-to-finish, so all you need do is wait for their arrival!

When installing a new roof, be sure to schedule routine maintenance and inspections with your chosen company. The best way of preventing leaks or any other problems down the line is by taking care early on!

Our expert technicians at Damschroder Roofing have the knowledge and experience to repair, replace, and maintain Ohio commercial roofs. All of our projects are completed with integrity and attention to detail. Contact us to assess your options and get a free evaluation. Your Roof. Our Reputation.

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