Commercial roofing projects require specific installation techniques, materials, and expertise from an expert roofing company.
The team at Invision Roofing has the knowledge and experience to ensure that you are within proper building codes.
Whether you own an office building or a multi-story apartment complex, you can count on Invision to get the job done right.
5 Common Signs of Commercial Roof Repair
Moisture Problems: Whether you have standing water on the roof, water stains on the ceilings, or if there are bubbles/air pockets, these are not good signs. Moisture can start from a tiny leak and infiltrate the entire building over time causing serious water damage. Any sign of moisture is a sign to call for commercial roofing repair service as soon as possible.
Climbing Energy Bills: If your energy bills are increasing, it could likely be due to a problem with your roof. Your roof provides insulation for your building. When you have an air leak in your roof, your HVAC starts to work overtime to compensate, leading to a spike in your energy bills.
Sagging: Low spots or sagging in the roof can often indicate a structural problem beneath the surface. This can pose a huge liability and should be inspected by a roofing contractor immediately.
Open Seams: The seams in your commercial roofing materials are always the most vulnerable part of your roof. Anywhere you have a seam without a tight seal, it’s an opportunity for moisture to seep in, or wind to compromise the structure.
Flimsy Flashing: The flashing is a vulnerable area that can be dislodged or lifted during storms. If you see gaps, cracks, bends, or missing flashing, it’s time for a commercial roofing repair.
When Should You Replace Your Commercial Roof
Oftentimes, a roof repair can fix any problems and extend the life of your roof.
However, these three common issues usually require a full roof replacement.
Damaged Roof Membrane
The roof membrane is any type of rubber or synthetic roofing material. These materials are designed to be durable and protect your commercial facility, but they do wear out eventually.
Age, winds, or storm damage are the most common reasons for a damaged roof membrane. When this happens, you may notice that the layers underneath your shingles appear to be lifting, specifically at the edges.
If left unattended, water will eventually seep into the roofing underlayer and then the building itself.
Considerable Wear and Tear on the Roof Deck
The roof deck is the plywood or planks that sits between the construction elements (joists and trusses) and the commercial roofing material. Continuous moisture is usually the reason the roof deck gets damaged.
Your Commercial Roof is Old
The lifespan of a commercial roof is generally about 25 years – 50 years, depending on the type of material used. If you are past your warranty date, and the roof is nearing the end of its life, it’s time to consider a commercial roofing replacement.
Benefits of a New Commercial Roof
While a new roof can provide a fresh look and renewed peace of mind, there are additional benefits you may not realize come with new commercial roofing.
Safety: Many business owners don’t fully understand the liability of an unsafe roof. Any neglected roof is a lawsuit waiting to happen. When you invest in a new roof, you protect yourself from liability while taking care of your employees, customers, clients, equipment, and inventory.
Benefit From New Depreciation Rules: Your new roof may be tax-deductible! Section 179 of the U.S. tax code allows building owners to deduct the costs of commercial roofing (including repairs). For most business owners, that means you can deduct up to 100% of the cost from your taxes in the year the work is completed. You can find up-to-date information on what is available in your area here.
Increase Energy Efficiency and Sustainability: New roofs and roofing materials will provide significantly increased energy efficiency. Even if you hadn’t noticed a problem with your utility bills before, you’ll likely see significant savings and more comfortable temperatures inside the building.
Types of Commercial Roof Materials We Repair & Install
Roofing materials play an integral part in the overall health and longevity of your building.
The type of commercial roof material usually depends on the shape of your roof, aesthetics, and your budget.