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Should I Repair or Replace My Commercial Roof?

Deciding whether to repair or replace your commercial roof is a huge decision. Determining which approach is best for your commercial building takes careful consideration, and there are several factors to consider. Trust SUNVEK to help you weigh your options, so you make the right decision for your roofing needs. 

When Should a Commercial Roof Be Replaced?


How long does a commercial roof last? Well, most commercial roofs last 20-30 years, even with the most meticulous care. If your roof is older than that, it’s time to go in for a replacement. 

Visible Roof Damage 

If you’re seeing visible roof damage, and the cost to repair it is higher than the cost to replace your commercial roof, you know what to do. Replacing it is going to be your best bet.

Increasing Energy Costs 

If your heat or cooling bills are trending higher each month, it could be a sign that your roof isn’t providing the proper energy efficiency you need and it’s time for a replacement. Note: because rising energy costs can be caused by a lot of factors, you want to ensure your roof isn’t contributing to this trend.

Cost of a Roof Replacement 

Depending on the size and type of roof system installed,  commercial roof replacement can average between $80,000 and $140,000. While that is quite a sum of money, it can ultimately save you the cost of multiple repairs that aren’t going to fix the problem. 

When to Look into Commercial Roof Repair 

Isolated Roof Damage  

If the damage on your roof is relatively isolated, you can get away with roof repair. If issues haven’t spread and compromised your roof’s integrity, this is the more cost effective option. Make sure the roof damage hasn’t caused any other issues that need to be addressed. 

Natural Disaster Damage 

A younger roof in good condition that has natural disaster damage may be a good candidate for commercial roofing repairs. This depends on the extent of the damage, and the cost of the repairs compared to the cost of a replacement. A professional roofing contractor will be able to help you decide what’s best in your individual scenario. 

If it’s what is best for your roof, roof repairs are less expensive than commercial roof replacements. Typically these repairs involve coating your roof with a new membrane. The good news is they can actually extend the life of your roofing.

Contact SUNVEK 

Need help deciding what course of action to take with your commercial roof? Give us a call or schedule an appointment. Our professionals at SUNVEK can help you decide the right course of action for your commercial roofing needs. With over 30 years of roofing experience, you’re in the right hands with SUNVEK

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