Commercial Roof Replacement
There are many reasons why you might want to consider a complete roof replacement. For instance, have you seen a recent severe weather event? If so, one of the first things you will probably do when it passes is checking for damage to the roof and the rest of your property.
Depending on the extent of the damage, you will likely have to deal with the possibility of repair, restoration, or complete replacement of your roof.
While most roofing materials can withstand tropical-storm-force winds of forty-five mph or more, there is always the possibility of a tree or flying object hitting your roof and causing damages.
Reasons to Replace Your Roof
Most people will see their fair share of severe weather. Torrential rain, tornadoes, hurricane-strength winds, and hail storms all seem to intensify year by year. As a result, the roof of your business could see significant damage.
When this happens, the first thing most people will do is attempt to assess the damage themselves, then file an insurance claim. However, if you don’t know what damage to look for and how to find it, you could miss out on a full insurance claim. This is why it is an excellent idea to hire a professional roofing contractor that has dealt with insurance companies and successfully advocated for claims on their client’s behalf.
PRA Roof Contractors, Inc has a team of roofers who have years of experience working on commercial roofing projects. That is why you can trust us to make an assessment of your roof damage. We can also offer an honest recommendation on how to approach your insurance company.
When your roof has extensive damage from hail or wind, resulting in tears, cracks, and missing shingles, then a total roof replacement might be needed. However, if the damage is minimal and contained to one particular location, then it might be possible to perform a roof restoration or small repair job.
Roof restorations are a project that has become more useful in the past decade due to the advancement in technology. One of the best ways to complete a roof restoration project, is to apply an appropriate top-coat to your existing roof.
A top-coat helps to make your roof more resilient against water, weather, and impacts. Additionally, it can help you save money on your company’s electricity bill by adding a reflective element to your roof.
To discover more about whether your roof could benefit from a top-coat or roof restoration, speak with your trusted team of roofers at PRA Roof Contractors, Inc.
The age of your roof matters and will factor into whether it is susceptible to damage. Even the most durable roofing materials will see wear and tear over time. Damage from the weather, UV rays, and other less obvious factors will cause materials to weaken over the course of ten to twenty years.
While the lifespan of your roof can depend on the materials it is made of, there are other elements to consider. For instance, has it seen damage before? Did the former owner simply repair the damage, or restore the entire roof? The answers to these questions will have an impact on whether your roof needs replacing.
Outside of general aging, roofing materials can also become faded and discolored over time. If your roof has a reflective coating on it, the discoloration can lower the effectiveness of that top-coat. Similarly, if you work in a location where people can see the roof (such as amongst high-rise buildings) a faded roof can be aesthetically displeasing.
A roof isn’t just part of your company’s building. It not only holds everything together and protects what is underneath, but it also adds other elements to the building’s public image. There are dozens of buildings throughout the world known for their architectural features and unique roof shapes.
While not every building has fancy features, your building will become more visually appealing when the roof is properly maintained. Replacing a roof is typically a costly decision, especially when the decision is made purely for aesthetic purposes.
If your company is in a position to replace the current roof and add an architectural flair to it, there are many things to consider. First and foremost, is choosing a contractor who is familiar with different roofing materials and styles.
Furthermore, you will want a contractor who will make recommendations based on your vision, rather than how much money they can make.
PRA Roof Contractors, Inc is exactly that contractor. Our team of professional roofers will work hard to make sure your roof isn’t just a part of your building, but an extension of its architecture. For more information about how we can help you make your vision come to life, give us a call today!