To Replace or Repair; That Is the Question
While repairing your roof can be less expensive in the short term, sealing the same leak over and over again can end up costing you more in the long run. Deciding whether to continue to repair your commercial roof or replace it is one that can be difficult to make on your own. That’s where we come in! When doing an inspection, we consider many factors, such as the age of your roof, the number of areas that leak, your budget needs, as well as your satisfaction with your current roof’s aesthetic. With the expert knowledge of our team at Bear Brothers Roofing, you will be fully informed and well equipped to make the best decision for your business.
If water is left to collect and pool on your roof, it will be forced to drain from the nearest hole or crack. This could very well allow water to seep into your ceiling, walls or foundation. In the colder months, this is particularly risky because if ponding water freezes, it will expand and can break up the roof’s surface, creating cracks for melted water to penetrate. Unfortunately, once this happens, you can’t turn back time, and it must be repaired.
How Do I Know When to Replace My Roof?
When should I Replace My Roof?
Every roof has its own individual lifespan that can be affected by a variety of factors.
- Roof Age: If your roof is more than 20 years old, it may be time to consider a commercial roof replacement. Certain materials used to construct the roof may have a limited lifespan and start to fail, causing the need for constant repairs.
- Environment: If you live in an area that frequently experiences severe weather, drastic temperature changes, heavy rainfall or snowfall, or regularly high winds, your roof may need replacing a little sooner than the same type of roof in an average climate.
- Lack of Regular Maintenance: Maybe the previous building owner didn’t keep up with regularly scheduled roof maintenance, and now you have been left to pick up the pieces. It is unfortunate, but if cracks and leaks went unaddressed or damage was left untouched, the roof may need replacing sooner than expected.
- Poor Workmanship: If the initial construction of the roof was not done correctly, you might find yourself needing repair after repair when, in reality, a replacement is the appropriate course of action.
Ready for a Roof Replacement? Call Us Today!
Call Us Today!
If your commercial roof is ready to be replaced, contact Bear Brothers Roofing to have your roof assessed and get a quote. Call 303-422-2725 or fill out our online form to request a quote.