Time and the elements can be hard on your commercial roof. However, you can beat the Florida climate with routine professional commercial roof maintenance. Quality Roofing offers comprehensive maintenance and care for every component of your roof.
We can extend the life of your roof by making the necessary repairs or upgrades over time. We work on metal, modified bitumen, and thermoplastic roofs for all types of businesses. If you want to keep your roof looking and performing well year after year, then contact us today. Get a free estimate for commercial roof maintenance.
Why You Need Commercial Roof Maintenance
If you are like many business owners, you probably worry that the cost of roof maintenance is more than you can afford. However, the cost of neglecting your roof can be far higher. Consider these factors:
The Cost of Roof Replacement
If you neglect your roof, you can count on a premature roof replacement. How much does professional roof replacement cost today? On average, a replacement costs between $3.50 and $7.50 per square foot in materials and labor. Some roofs cost as much as $14 per square foot. Multiply those times the size of your roof.
Voiding Your Roof Warranty
Many warranties require that you maintain a routine inspection (usually twice a year). This is because evidence of a roof problem may not show up until the problem is advanced. By the time you catch it, your warranty may be voided. Keeping up with roof maintenance can ensure that your roof stays under warranty.
Increase in Insurance Rates
Keeping your car maintained or scheduling a regular visit to the doctor can keep your insurance rates low. The same thing applies to business property insurance. Keeping your roof in excellent condition can keep your insurance rates from skyrocketing. It may also ensure that your insurance policy will cover you in the event of an emergency.
Lack of Business Protection
Of all the components in your building, the roof provides the most protection and structural stability. If the roof is in bad condition, the rest of your business is compromised. Leaks can damage your attic, insulation, walls, or ceiling. A neglected roof may not protect your inventory or office equipment/supplies when a hurricane hits. When you ignore the roof, you put the rest of your business at risk.
What Does a Commercial Roof Maintenance Include?
Commercial roof maintenance in Florida
is different than in other regions due to the coastal weather. Therefore, you need a roofing contractor who provides a specialized roof inspection service for this area. What does our service include?
- Overall visual inspection
- Debris removal
- Photo or video documentation
- Minor repairs
- Leak tests or inspections
- Interior and exterior roof maintenance
Once we complete the inspection, we submit a detailed report to the property owner. The report will include any issues and our recommendations for repairing or replacing the roof. The inspection typically takes 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how many penetrations are in the roof, the number of sections, and what type of roof you have.
Once you receive the report, we can follow up by making recommendations and giving you an estimate for any repairs we need to make. Do not delay in making the necessary repairs. Doing so will only allow the problem to get worse, costing you more money to fix it.
Types of Commercial Roofs We Maintain
At Quality Roofing, our roofing contractors have the versatility necessary to work on a variety of roofs. Most of our work is performed on the following roof types:
Metal roofs continue to become more popular with business owners due to their resiliency, energy efficiency, and decorative features. To keep your roof looking and performing well, you should have your commercial metal roof inspected at least once a year. This can help you avoid costly problems down the road.
When performing an inspection, our contractors look at possible issues such as misalignment of roof panels, in-line panel end lap splice joints, or poorly designed flashing and roof trims. We also make sure that the entire roofing system is properly attached to the base of your roof.
Modified Bitumen Roofing
With proper maintenance, a quality modified bitumen roof should last 20 years. This, of course, depends on how much maintenance it receives through the years. Remember that, in most cases, a modified bitumen roof is flat. Therefore, it will need additional inspections and maintenance to keep debris and moisture from building on the roof.
When inspecting your roof, we look for built-up debris, bad seals, and damaged or missing pieces of the roof. We also look at the condition of any coating that is on the roof. If necessary, we may need to reseal or recoat the roof.
Thermoplastic Roof Membrane
Thermoplastic roof membranes include both PVC and TPO. This type of roofing consists of a single-ply membrane that is either mechanically fastened or attached to the roof with an adhesive. Once the membrane is rolled into place and fastened, it creates a seal that prevents moisture or air from getting into the roof.
During the inspection, we use diagnostic equipment that helps us identify the trouble areas before they become larger systemic issues, which require extensive roof repair. We try to find spots where water or air is leaking into the building. We also look for membrane damage. Regardless of how extensive the damage is, our experienced roofing crew can fully restore your roof.
Get a Free Roof Replacement Estimate
Quality Roofing offers premier roofing services for homeowners in Florida. To find out more about our roofing replacement solutions, call (850) 204-0443 or fill out the quick form on our contact page.