If you’re the owner or manager of a commercial building, keeping the occupants and materials in it secure and protected from the outdoor elements is one of your most basic responsibilities. The roof and roofing systems are some of your best friends here, but even the strongest materials here often require repair or even, in some cases, full re-roofing services.
At Knockout Roofing, we’re here to provide these services and more for all your commercial roofing needs. We can help you from start to finish with roofing replacements, helping you choose the right materials and fitting everything within your budget so you get the proper roof solutions for your building. Here are a few of the preparation areas you’ll want to consider if you’re thinking about a roof replacement.
Identifying Proper Timing
For starters, identifying the right time to replace your roof is very important. Most shingle roof styles will last for at least 20 years if they’re maintained well, and often more. But as a roof reaches the latter end of this spectrum, you may begin noticing it needs more regular upkeep than it used to and is perhaps exceeding reasonable costs in this area.
There are cases where repairs will be the more economical choice for your roof. At the same time, continuing to make similar repairs over and over again for the same kinds of problems will eventually cost you more than just replacing the entire roof itself. Here are some general signs that replacement might be the best idea:
- The roof is at least 20 years old
- Multiple leaks are present in the roof
- Shingles on the roof are curling, split or pitted
- Moss or mold is growing on the roof in multiple areas
- There’s visible warping of the roof deck
Setting Budget and Receiving Estimate
If you’ve determined that the time is right for replacement, or perhaps even before this as you assess the issues with the roof, you should consider the costs of what a new roof will cost. It’s always prudent to contact multiple contractors for estimates, which will be based on things like the size of the roof needed, the materials desired, the labor time required for the project, plus any special considerations. With these estimates on hand, you can calculate the funds needed and how they’ll fit within your budget.
When choosing your roofer, it’s always best to go with a local professional with experience working in your area. You want roofers who understand how your materials will interact with the local Utah climate, plus who are on hand for repairs and future service when they’re needed.
For more on how to prepare for a roof replacement, or for information on any of our roofing services, speak to the pros at Knockout Roofing today.