Replacing your commercial roof is a big investment—and a major business decision. At Elite Roofing, we always try to repair roofs and extend their lifespan wherever possible. But in certain cases, a commercial roof replacement just makes the most sense. We’ve helped many business owners decide whether to repair or replace their commercial roofs, and we always like to make sure our customers are completely informed when it comes to this important decision. So when is it time for a commercial roof replacement? Let’s look at a few situations where a replacement is probably the right call.
The roof is reaching the end of its lifespan
No matter what material your roof is made of, it will have an expected lifespan starting from when it’s first installed. As your roof nears the end of that lifespan, it will become more and more difficult to reliably repair it. Eventually, it will need to be replaced.
Sometimes, wear and tear will become very obvious as your roof ages. For example, membrane roofs will often become more brittle, or they may wear away to the point where fiberglass begins to show. Luckily, you won’t need to look for these signs yourself. Any reliable Colorado commercial roofing company should know the expected lifespan of whatever material your roof is made from and be able to spot these signs that a commercial roof replacement is necessary.
Keeping up with building code
Even if your roof hasn’t reached the end of its life, it can still be out of date. Building code and regulations change all the time as we learn more about what practices result in better and safer structures. While these code changes will often only affect you the next time you replace or repair your roof, it’s usually a good idea to be proactive. Building codes change for a reason, and the last thing you want is for your commercial building to be unsafe.
Saving on energy costs
Your roof plays a critical role in maintaining the temperature of your commercial building. A commercial roof replacement can therefore help cut down on energy costs. This is especially true if you’ve noticed your energy bills rising recently without an explanation. Replacing your roof in this case can prevent drafts and keep employees comfortable or keep merchandise at an ideal temperature more effectively. If you haven’t already, you may also consider upgrading to a cool roof. These roofs reflect heat during the summer, and installing a cool roof may also make you eligible for tax incentives.
Widespread leaks and drainage issues
If you’ve started to notice multiple leaks in your commercial roof, it’s typically a telltale sign that your roof is failing and in need of replacement. Any leak in your commercial roof is a very bad sign, of course. After all, water infiltrating your commercial building can result in mold and mildew or damage equipment and stock. But isolated leaks can often be patched and repaired to keep your roof in good condition. While several leaks could also be identified and repaired, having so many leaks indicates that your roof is likely to leak again, and soon. Replacing your roof is typically the best decision when it can no longer reliably keep water out.
Elite Roofing: Commercial Roof Replacement Done Right!
We always aim to provide the best quality and value to our customers here at Elite Roofing. That means that, wherever possible, we try to extend the life of your roof with commercial roof repairs. However, every roof must be replaced at some point, and if your commercial roof has reached the end of the line, repairs simply won’t do much good. At Elite Roofing, we pride ourselves on our commitment to serving businesses throughout the Front Range. Whether it’s a repair, a replacement, or an inspection, Elite is your roofing partner when it comes to high-quality commercial roofing services. Contact us today!