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  • Writer's pictureSue Nassiri

Commercial Roofing Services: What’s Best for Your Roof?

Your commercial property is a significant investment. Having a roofing company keep your roof in top condition is essential to prevent structural damage and maintain a welcoming appearance. Commercial roof damage can vary in severity, and the appropriate strategy depends on the extent of the damage. Continue reading to learn about the primary approaches for addressing different levels of commercial roof damage.

Repair Repair is typically the first solution to consider if the roof damage is minimal and localized. Common commercial roofing issues solved through repair include membrane tears, seam separations, punctures, blisters, shrinkages and leakages. Repairing minor issues is a proactive way of averting complete roof damage. It is generally more cost-effective than replacing or re-covering the entire roof, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious businesses. Roof repairs help extend the lifespan of the existing roof, ensuring that it continues to protect the building and its contents.

Replacement When the damage to a commercial roof is severe or if the roof has reached the end of its service life, a replacement of the roof is often the most practical solution. Extensive damage may include significant leaks, severe weather-related damage or a deteriorating roof membrane. Roof replacement provides a fresh start with new materials and ensures the roof's integrity for decades. This might be more costly and disruptive to your business operations, but it provides a long-term solution and often comes with a new warranty. New roofing materials are also more energy-efficient, potentially lowering utility costs.

Re-Covering Roof re-covering is a viable option when the existing roof is not severely damaged but shows signs of wear and tear. Re-covering involves placing a new roof membrane over the existing one. The primary advantage of this method is the reduced cost and less interruption to your business activities. It's faster and less labor-intensive than a total replacement. Re-covering allows you to upgrade the roof system with modern, energy-efficient materials, improving the roof's performance and longevity. However, ensuring any existing moisture or decay has been dealt with is vital. Otherwise, you might be covering over problems that will only worsen with time.

Coating Roof coatings are suitable for roofs with surface damage or aging membranes. It can also serve as a preventive measure to extend the roof's lifespan. Coating involves applying a monolithic, fully adhered, fluid-applied roofing membrane. It can be installed over any existing flat roof substrate, making it an ideal solution for extending your roof's life or easily and quickly repairing minor problems. Reflective roof coatings can enhance energy efficiency by reducing heat absorption, leading to lower cooling costs. Coatings create a seamless roof waterproofing that helps protect the structure from leaks and UV damage.

Don't wait for significant damage before you call the experts. A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. is always ready to address your roofing needs. Call us at (951) 877-4406 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.

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