Replacing your commercial roof is a significant investment. Asphalt shingles, metal roofing, and flat roofs are all costly to replace. Whether you’ve just replaced your commercial roof or you’re closing in on the estimated replacement date, learn how you can extend the life of your commercial roofing material and enjoy a better return on investment.
Routinely Inspect Your Roof
Perhaps the biggest problem with roof maintenance is ignoring warning signs. If your roof is beginning to show signs of wear, preventative maintenance can be a cost-effective way to reduce your overall investment, while still protecting your commercial building. Without routine inspections, small issues may go unnoticed until they become major issues. When in doubt, ask a local roofing contractor to routinely inspect your roof to keep it safe from sudden leaks and more extensive damage.
Consider the Ideal Amount of Insulation
While your property will enjoy lower utility bills thanks to additional insulation, your roof can actually wear out more quickly. When you add insulation, it creates a barrier between your building’s interior and exterior temperatures. This causes your roof to absorb greater amounts of heat, causing it to fluctuate, expanding and contracting more often than the roof of an uninsulated building. Strike a balance between heavy and light insulation in order to maximize your energy savings and roof lifespan.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
Don’t let your roof continue to age without regular maintenance. Preventative maintenance can fix minor leaks and damage before it becomes a major expense. Whether you’ve lost a few shingles, see signs of minor corrosion, or experience chipping and cracking, don’t hesitate to contact a professional.
Contact Bone Dry Roofing today to schedule an inspection and learn more about how you can increase the lifespan of your commercial roof. Not only will a long-lasting roof provide greater protection from water and weather damage, you’ll save money by investing in minor maintenance and delaying complete roof replacement. Call us today at 317-214-0360!