For all commercial property owners, replacing a flat roof will become a reality sooner or later. Today, storms are increasingly wreaking havoc on flat roofs and many commercial property owners are often setting away the idea of a replacement until it is too late. Avoid letting this occurrence become a reality for you and the people under the roof.
It is always best to seek advice from a professional prior to taking any action. A thorough flat roof inspection must always be completed in order to accurately assess the damage. This allows a contractor to gauge the amount of work and material needed for the specific job and provide accurate pricing.
Choosing the Right Flat Roofing System
Depending on the location of the building and region it resides in, there are optimal flat roofing systems that provide advantages in cost-effectiveness and efficiency. Cool roofing systems, such as PVC and TPO, perform better and provide a higher return of investment in energy savings in warm weather regions. Modified Bitumen and BUR systems (Tar & Gravel) provide better resilience to harsher weather and offer better longevity and durability in cold weather regions that experience snow, hail and rain.
When selecting a roofing system, be wary that installing an inexpensive, low quality roof will initially cost less to install but at the expense of issues you will face later on, leading to no money saved. Cheap roofs offered by lower-priced competitors will also have a short life expectancy even with ungoing maintenance. The best alternative: a reasonably priced high quality flat roof replacement that will last and comes with a warranty.
Choosing the Right Flat Roofing Contractor
Creating a trusting relationship with a reliable roofing contractor is one of the best things a commercial property owner or management company can do. The roof is one of the most important elements of the building, so finding a specialist is essential. 24 hour emergency roofing services is something not all contractors provide. The range of services provided and the company's credibility should be the basis of the decision-making process. Find a licensed, bonded and insured contractor who provide a warranty on their work and posses a proved track record.
At times when your roof is leaking and on the verge of falling apart, stay calm and be patient. You want to find a trusted and qualified roofing contractor to make the repairs or replacement. It is better to get the job done right the first time.