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When to Replace Your Commercial Roof

In 2020, there’s a lot competing for your attention. But your roof is not something you want to leave neglected. Replacing a commercial roof is an integral part of keeping your business in tip-top shape.

Whether you’re experiencing interior water damage from a roof leak, or you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve before problems arise, there are many factors to consider. At SUNVEK, we’re here to help you make the right decisions for your roof to prevent an emergency down the road.

How Long Does a Commercial Roof Last?

Commercial roofs can last anywhere between a decade to 30 years. This depends on a number of factors. Maintaining your roof properly will extend its lifespan, while intense weather can shorten it. Regardless, if the roof on your business is 25 years or older, it’s time to consider a commercial roof replacement.

When Should a Commercial Roof Be Replaced?

Noticing bubbles between the roofing material and insulation? This is a telltale sign you need to replace your commercial roof. These blisters are formed by moisture accumulation over time, or sometimes by subsurface material delamination.

Interior water damage is another sign it’s time to consider a new roof. Leaks are an irritating and frustrating sign that something is happening with the roof. Take note of staining and peeling paint on the top floor ceilings, and be alert for musty odors, which can also be a warning sign.

The same goes for a sagging roof. If water is sitting on the roof and not draining properly, it can cause the roof to sag and ultimately cause water damage inside the building. You’ll know this is the case if you see spots or water stains on your interior ceiling.

The longer a roof is open to leaks, interior damage, and mold, the more likely that the cost of your commercial roof replacement will increase. Patching and painting the ceiling, replacing furniture that’s gotten wet and removing mold are all added expenses that may come up if your roof isn’t replaced in time.

Replace the Whole Roof, or a Just a Section?

Depending on your budget, you might want to consider replacing a section of your roof instead of the whole system.  Generally, if over a quarter of your roof is damaged, it’s more cost-effective to replace the roof entirely.

Unsure what’s the right choice for your roof? An inspector will be able to look your commercial property over and let you know what the best step forward is.

I’m Ready. What Do I Do Now?

We’re here to put your mind at ease. If you’re considering a commercial roof replacement, get in touch with us. Call SUNVEK at (623) 469-9021 or fill out our online form to ask questions, request an estimate, or to schedule an appointment to have a professional inspect your commercial roof.

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