With the harsh climate of our area, commercial roofs take a beating. It’s important to know how to tell when your commercial roof is ready for a full replacement, or just an overlay. Commercial Roofing of Wisconsin, your expert commercial roofing company for flat roofs, metal roofs, EPDM roofs, and rubber roofs in the Milwaukee and Menomonee Falls areas, has the information you need to make an educated decision. Read on for more tips to help determine if your roof is ready for replacement:
Don’t forget to inspect the materials of which your roof is made. Determine the type of roofing materials and note their condition. Do you see cracks in the roof coating? Is the rubber membrane torn or punctured? Are there any leaks or excessive water pooling? Also, inspect the drainage systems – failure to do so could mean quick damage caused to the new roof. Also, examine any insulation, and note its condition. If it is able to be reused, it can save you money over replacement, a good practice that also is good for the environment. Typically, with a full roof replacement, insulation may need to be replaced or added, but often you can reuse the existing materials.
Think long term about your roofing project. Consider how the roof will be used for the next 10 to 20 years, and if it will be subjected to heavy foot traffic. Understanding how our climate plays a significant role in the longevity of commercial roofs is key to planning and maximizing your dollars spent on your roof.
Stay up to date on building codes and standards. Roofing codes and standards change often, and it’s important to have a good understanding of these regulations. As a professional and reputable contractor, Commercial Roofing of Wisconsin abides by all regulations and our work is 100% up to code on every project. Choosing us ensures that you won’t be hit with large costs to correct errors and shortcuts down the line. Other contractors may not be so meticulous, and often cut corners to save time and money.
Don’t wait for a problem to occur before replacing your roof. Frequent inspections will save you money and headaches in the long run. Leaks that go unnoticed can cause thousands of dollars of damage in a very short time. Even if there aren’t any visible problems with your commercial roof, it doesn’t mean you should drag your feet on inspections and necessary replacement.
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