How to Know When to Replace Your Commercial Roof

There are many factors that need to be considered when determining whether it’s time to replace your commercial roof.  For starters, be sure not to wait too long to fix minor issues and problems on your building’s roof. Doing so can mean there will be more serious problems ahead, including the need to replace the commercial roof. There are several signs to be aware of that will help you to determine if a commercial roofing system needs repairs or a full replacement. 

Know the Age of Your Commercial Roof

Do you know how old the roof on your building is? The life span of a commercial roof is generally about 25 years. Being aware of its age and having a record of when it was originally installed, as well as looking back at its maintenance records, will help to determine if it needs repairs or needs to be replaced.  If your roof is on the older side, check its condition before the rainy season to be sure it will be able to hold up through the winter.

Check for Roof Leaks

During the rainy season, the last thing you want is a leaky roof. If you’ve noticed that your commercial roof leaks, do not ignore it. The roof membrane may no longer be working efficiently. If this is ignored, you could end up with serious water damage that can ruin your office’s interior, including any expensive equipment you may have.

Look for Broken Shingles and More

Other signs of damage to pay attention to are splitting, cracked, broken, or buckling shingles. These can be indications that a roof replacement is needed. Additionally, look beyond damaged shingles and be sure to check the condition of gutters and downspouts.

Pay Attention to Energy Bills

Damage to the roof’s structure can cause a roof to be an environment for mold growth. If there is mold or other areas on your roof that are rotten, it may be an indication that your commercial roof needs to be replaced. A rotted roof can be dangerous, so it’s wise to get an assessment to determine next steps.

Get Your Roof Inspected

Our dedicated team of professionals can help you access whether your commercial roof needs some repairs or a complete replacement. Contact us today to schedule an inspection.