Commercial Roof Replacement

Repair or Replace Your Commercial Roof?

Considerations When Fixing a Commercial Roof

A commercial building’s roof is one of its most important features. A good, sound, watertight roof keeps the rest of the property from moisture intrusion and other damaging factors from outside. When there’s an issue, or the roof comes to the end of its useful life, it will be one of the most expensive features to correct.

That’s the reason it’s important to try to repair rather than replace your roof. A well-done and timely repair can bring considerable cost savings. On the other hand, in some cases, a repair is just an expensive band-aid over an issue that will need to be addressed soon anyway. Here, we’ll go over four key factors to keep in mind when making the decision about repairing or replacing a commercial building’s roof:

  • The Cause of the Problem
  • The Status of the Warranty
  • Age of the Roof and Cost of the Repair
  • Potential Tax Incentives

The Root of the Issue

A common mistake property owners make is thinking that if leaks occur often, the whole roof is bad and needs to be replaced. But repeat leaking can often have more to do with installation problems than the roof itself, and a proper fix can be a much more affordable option.

The first place to check when this occurs is at any penetration locations in the roof. Penetrations are spots where holes are punched through the roof – for things like mechanical equipment stands. If leaks are happening at penetrations, then you could have had a poor installation. Depending on the number of penetrations, repairing the flashing will probably fix your problem much more efficiently than completely replacing it.

On the other hand, if the leaks are penetrating seams in different roofing materials, then it may make more sense to replace rather than repair.

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Is It Covered by Warranty?

If your roof has an active, effective warranty, then, obviously, you’ll want to get your repairs or your roof replacement done while it is Commercial Roof Repairunder warranty. However, warranties on roofs can be difficult to navigate. For one thing, many warranties use prorations, meaning you will only get credit for the remaining lifespan of the roof. Also, the manufacturer’s warranty is a separate item from the installation warranty. If there’s a reason for one of those parties to blame the problem on the other they probably will. This can put the property owner in a frustrating no-win situation where nobody will take responsibility for the roof issue.

When you’re deciding whether to repair or replace your commercial roof, you must understand the terms of your warranty, how close you are to the end of the warranty, and whether the root of the problem falls under manufacturer or installation warranty.

Your Roof’s Age and What it Costs to Repair

All commercial roofs have an expected useful lifespan, depending on the type of roof, the materials its constructed with, weather conditions, and proper installation. The closer the roof is to the end of its expected useful lifespan, the more likely it is that a replacement will be a more cost-effective solution. Cost of repair also plays a factor – a very inexpensive repair might be worthwhile even on a roof thats near the end of its useful life.

In general, in Texas, you can expect about 20 years from a flat roof (more properly called a low-slope roof). Sloped or pitched roofs may give between 15 years (for asphalt shingle) and 50 years (for some tile roofs).

Tax Considerations

Depending on where your building is located, there could be tax incentives available for installing energy-efficient commercial roofing. Also, some roof repairs can be tax deductible. This could have a significant impact on the cost-effectiveness of your repair or replacement choice. Check your local, state, and federal tax guidelines.

Your Specific Needs

Your commercial building’s roof is a major and most important investment. It can be extremely valuable to have a professional, experienced commercial roof repair contractor inspect the condition of your roof and identify the most cost-effective way of repairing or replacing it. Here at Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors, we have extensive experience with the needs of Texas commercial roofs. Contact us today for a professional evaluation at (512) 333-7663.

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Tips For Commercial Roof Maintenance

Needed Commercial Roof Maintenance

As a commercial property owner or manager, no matter the kind of commercial property it is that you own or manage, you need to ensure you’re getting the best performance possible from your existing roof system. Your roof protects the overall quality and integrity of your entire business space, and keeps you, your customers, and employees safe with comfort and security while they occupy your commercial property. The best way to ensure your commercial roof’s ability to perform well and have a minimum amount of serious problems over the course of its lifespan is by spending time, money and effort wit preventive maintenance measures.

Commercial Roof Repair ContractorsFinding and preventing issues before they turn into serious problems is always going to be a better choice than having to spend a lot of money to make repairs that have become more expansive over time. It can also save you time and more problems by ensuring you won’t waste extra time and resources handling those issues. When implementing preventative maintenance procedures for your commercial roofing system, there are several different factors to utilize. To summarize them and  their importance in maintaining your roof, our team of professionals have taken the time to put these tips together that we hope you will find helpful.

Get Your Roof Inspected Regularly

Commercial roofing inspections are critically important in preventative commercial roofing maintenance. Ideally, you should have your roof inspected a couple times each year by an experienced, professional commercial roofing contractor, at least once in springtime and once in the fall before cold weather sets in. During the inspection, your roofing contractor will be looking for several different indicators that could lead to bigger issues down the road, issues like clogged drains and downspouts, tears, gaps or deterioration in flashing, poorly sealed rooftop vents, and other different kinds of damage that could get worse as time goes by or could cause more complications. After performing your inspection, your contractor can give a detailed report of their findings, which items need to be addressed immediately, and their best recommendations for doing so.

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Complete Basic Repairs When Needed

Once you have your inspection in hand, you can start with the roof repairs that are needed. Consult with your commercial roofing contractor to figure out which items need to be taken care of immediately, and which ones are either not a big priority, or do not pose a threat to the safety or integrity of your roof. Then, hire your roofing contractor to start in addressing the most important problems. Whether they are applying small fixes to blistered or minor cracking spots on your roof, or helping you remedy bigger, more serious breaks or cracking that has occurred and might get worse the longer they remain in place, having a professional, experienced opinion is always going to be a better choice for you than getting up there and trying to assess it yourself, or having one of your employees do it.

Invest in Reflective Coatings

Once you’ve taken the steps to get your needed repairs completed, the next step in preventative maintenance is investing in a new reflective coating for your roof. Reflective coatings are an excellent way to help your roof fight the elements and weather by enhancing its ability to fight off the harmful UV rays, as well as severe environmental conditions. Providing your roof with a new layer of protection, against UV rays in particular, can be extremely helpful, as over your roof’s lifespan, these rays will work to dry out your roof’s surface, which leads to cracking and splitting, which makes it a lot easier for water to find its way inside your commercial property.

Call our team at Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors today at 512-333-7663.You can trust our experience and integrity to inspect your roof and recommend the necessary steps to take to ensure your roof will protect your property, employees and inventory for many years to come.

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I’m proud to say no one can beat our quality and experience in commercial roof repair, commercial roof installation, commercial roof replacement, commercial metal roof repair and commercial metal roof restoration in Austin, Texas.

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“Thanks for taking care of us in a professional manner. It was a pleasure to deal with someone who actually did what he said he would do. Look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again.”

Mike McCoy – Mission Mortgage

“Thanks for a job well done. I look forward to working with you in the future. Let me know if you need any references on your future jobs. I’d be glad to be of help. Take Care.”

Mike Wilson – Central Texas Development Assessments, Inc.,

“Thank you again for your hard work. You did an amazing job on our building’s roof system and I would certainly recommend Armadillo to anyone needing your services.”

A.W. Armstrong – Kestrel Management Services, LLC

“Armadillo Roofing replaced our old roof with a beautiful new one. David managed the entire process to the detail. He was there during the work and walked the roof with me after it was finished. Quality, friendly and trustworthy best describes our experience with Mark and David at Armadillo.”

Lisa Y. – Austin

“We had an amazing experience with Armadillo Roofing and can’t say enough positive things about them. They replaced our entire roof in time to put our house on the market.”

Court C. – Cedar Park

“A hail storm left us with roof damage. Armadillo was referred to us and we couldn’t be happier. David was onsite at the start and finish of each phase to ensure everything was done properly. Mark is engaged and responsive anytime we had questions. They do great work! I would recommend Armadillo to anyone.”

Danny W. – Austin