Not All Bad Roofs Need Replaced

Many facility managers are told that the only solution for a leaky, problematic commercial roof is a complete tear off and replacement. Therefore, it’s common for companies to have replaced their roof when there are years of useful life still remaining in it. Needless to say, it’s imperative to have all the facts before making such a costly decision.

If your car won’t start, will you rely more on the inspection and recommendation of a mechanic who just walks around the car and gives you his opinion on what needs fixed or the mechanic who opens the hood, runs diagnostics and shows you the testing results and analysis? Pretty obvious, right?  Well, it’s time to look at roof inspections in the same manner.

In today’s world of commercial roofing, there is science and technology available that not only increases the validity of evaluations and recommendations, but also removes the human error factor that comes with relying solely on subjective visual inspections. After all, it’s safe to say that a technician with 6 months commercial roofing experience probably will not have the same findings as a technician with 15 years of experience.

Relying on data driven inspections helps to assure you take the proper action at the proper time to get the most useful life possible out of your roof.  And once you have the results, you may find that a roof restoration is a viable solution.

A roof restoration can save as much as half the cost of a complete tear off and replacement. This not only saves you time and limits disruption to your business, but let’s not forget the sustainability benefits of eliminating the landfill waste created from a tear off. Many times, a restoration can also extend the life of your commercial roof and add years of warranty protection.

Now that you know the benefits of a commercial roof restoration, take this quiz to see if your commercial roof might be a candidate for a restoration.