Unlike residential roofs, which use a pitch to direct water and debris, most commercial roofs use a flat roof system. The flat roof effectively protects a commercial building using a completely different approach to roofing, but it boasts several surprising advantages over residential roofs. A commercial roof is much easier to access for regular maintenance and repairs. It’s also much less costly to repair or replace than its residential roof counterparts as labor is much simpler and materials are more affordable.
At A-Plus Roofing, we specialize in providing commercial flat roofing expertise from repairs to complete roof replacement. In this blog post, we’ll talk about making the important decision whether to repair or replace your commercial flat roof.
Identifying a Problem With Your Roof
When your roof has serious problems, you usually don’t have to wonder if it’s in need of attention. One of the more significant signs of roof damage occurs when water leaks in through the ceiling. As soon as you place a bucket under the leak, it’s a good idea to get your roof inspected for more significant damage. An inspection team can check for both obvious signs of wear on your roof and more minor damage that could cause serious problems if left unresolved.
Determining if You Need Roof Repair
Regular maintenance is a must on every commercial flat roof, and regular repairs are an anticipated part of regular maintenance. All commercial roofs should undergo an inspection annually in which minor repair projects are addressed. It’s also important to reseal any systems on your roof anytime repairs are done to HVAC systems, exhaust pipes, fans, and other roof equipment. But once more serious problems need to be addressed, it may be time to consider a flat roof replacement.
When it’s Time to Replace Your Commercial Flat Roof
If your roof has been carefully maintained, there’s a good chance it won’t need to be replaced for a long time. However, if your roof gets to the point that it has more repairs than original roof material, that’s a good indication that your roof needs to be completely replaced by a flat roof contractor. Even when the repairs are professionally done using the best materials available, a high number of repairs can create a weakness in your roof’s integrity.
At A-Plus Roofing, we service the following types of roofs:
● GAF TPO membranes
● EPDM rubber membranes
● Duro-Last Roofs
Connect With Your Twin Cities Commercial Flat Roof Inspectors
When left unattended, what begins as minor damage to your roof can quickly add up and become a serious problem. Don’t risk damage to your commercial equipment or inventory due to leaks and mold or mildew infiltration.
At A-Plus Roofing, our Twin Cities commercial flat roof inspectors bring more than three decades of service to the job. To speak with one of our expert contractors about your flat roofing repair or replacement by calling us at 952-894-5435. Or contact us to schedule your infrared roof inspection today.