Commercial buildings require a lot of maintenance, but
commercial roofs shouldn’t be at the top of a facility manager’s list when it
comes to routine repair. Most commercial buildings have roofs that last for
But you should be monitoring your commercial roof yearly. Annual
commercial roof inspections to identify possible damage can alleviate the risk
of developing larger repair needs in the future.
If you manage a commercial property, be alert to the following
commercial roof issues that typically occur. You can call our professional roof consultants to schedule your
commercial roof inspection.
Temperatures are soon going to start hovering high, like in the mid-90s and above high. Your commercial building is likely already emanating heat inside just from the use of machinery and everyday warehouse activities. The last thing you want is for heat to be coming down from above too.
Asphalt roof systems are especially notorious for absorbing the
sun’s heat and forcing a building’s cooling system to work harder in the summer
months. White roofing systems, or cool roof systems, do the opposite.
Common commercial roofing types include
tar and gravel (built-up roofing),
PVC and TPO (thermoplastic), EPDM or
thermoset roofing, metal roofing, modified bitumen roofing, green roofing
Most commercial roofs are low-slope or
When commercial roofs start to age or
damage occurs that threatens their ability to protect the people and contents
of your warehouse or other commercial property, roof membrane coatings may be
your best option for repair and restoration.
Replacing the roof on a commercial building can be a huge
expense. That’s why it’s so important to have a commercial roof consultant
inspect your building’s roof to conduct a leak inspection and ensure all
personnel, inventory, and equipment are sheltered properly.
If the roofing consultant discovers leaks or other roof damage, a roof restoration might be your best option. Roof restorations are money-saving options that can take care of leaks and other damage efficiently and effectively.
Now more than ever, with the strain of COVID-19
restrictions, capital spending limited, and the economy less stable, roof
coatings an ideal solution to budgetary limitations.
Last winter was mild, and we certainly saw less snow
accumulation than years past. Still, a mild winter doesn’t necessarily erase
the risk of roof damage.
Now’s the time to inspect your facility’s roof to check for
leaks or other damages. Not sure what you’re looking for? One of our
professional roofing consultants would be happy to come out and inspect your
commercial property for any leaks, potential for leaks, or evidence of damage.
As Pennsylvania continues to “shelter in place” per Governor
Wolf’s orders due to the coronavirus pandemic, essential businesses like
Keystone Commercial Roofing may continue to operate. We are thankful to be
deemed an essential business during these unprecedented times and want to
assure our customers we are still in operation and maintaining regular business
Why Are Roofers Essential?
The roofing industry’s national economic impact exceeds $100
billion and it provides employment for more than 1 million people, according to
the National Roofing Contractors Association. Roofing consultants and
contractors have been deemed essential because they help sustain infrastructure
and provide critical services to help maintain the safety of homes and
businesses (including hospitals and nursing care facilities).
Whether your building is a new facility or the same site
that’s decades-old, having to replace its roof is never good news. However,
knowing there’s a less expensive way to repair your commercial roof and protect
your building’s interior is great news.
Granted, commercial roof replacement costs can vary
according to the size of the roof, the condition of the roof, access to the
roof, and even weather conditions. Yet the cost per square foot will decrease
dramatically when you opt for repairs targeted at only the troubled spots or
when you opt for a roof coating.