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.
Traditional roof repair or replacement also factor in the cost of removing the old roof and transporting materials to and from the site.
Cost to replace a flat commercial roof could run about $8 per square foot. Labor costs for traditional roof replacement could jack up the price per square foot to $10. Roof repair and roof restoration through Keystone Commercial Roofing could cost around $4 per square foot.
How big is your commercial building? All that square footage adds up quickly, doesn’t it?
Keystone Commercial Roofing repairs and restores roofs through commercial roof coating, flat roof coating, and even metal roof coating, but how do you know if that’s the right option for your building? A roofing consultant can help you decide.
Commercial Roofing Consultants
A commercial roofing consultant specializes in inspecting your building’s roof to spot weaknesses, leaks, and other defects that threaten its ability to provide proper shelter. He or she can determine whether or not your low-slope, flat, or metal roof can be brought back to life without you having to replace the entire roof.
Roofing consultants who are not third-party representatives will save you money. Keystone’s commercial roofing consultants are the same professionals who repair it. No third-party installers or subcontracts are involved. They remain knowledgeable about the project from the start and follow through to its completion.
What Can Cause Roof Damage?
With metal roofs, rust and corrosion often lead to leaks or inadequate protection.
Commonly, faulty flashing, improper or degraded sealants, weather-damaged seams and roof membranes, and water ponding are the main causes of roof damage.
What is Ponding
It’s an odd term, except in the roofing world. Keystone knows it all too well, especially when it comes to the repair or restoration of flat roofs.
Ponding is water that accumulates on a roof and sits for 48 hours or longer. Ponding water comes from rain, snow, or even roof equipment that may cause moisture runoff. Standing water can cause extensive damage to commercial roofing. Ponding especially can occur on a flat roof that isn’t draining properly.
When the sun reflects of ponding, it can cause even more damage to any area of the roof that receives that intensified heat.
Commercial Roof Coating
Membrane roof coating systems can address the weaknesses of EPDM, PVC, or other single-ply roofing materials and ameliorate leaks or weak spots without having to replace the entire commercial roof. Commercial roof coatings are applied by spray or rolled directly over the surface of your existing roof. No fasteners are needed, which means less risk of leaks.
Flat Roof Coating & Metal Roof Repair
Low-slope or flat roofs will benefit from a spray foam polyurethane. This option is the perfect commercial roofing solution for replacing a metal roof or when you need to avoid downtime during roof repair. Spray foam polyurethane roofing systems also can contribute to energy savings as it reflects the sun’s rays off the top of the building.
Need just a section of your roof coated? Keystone has years of experience resurfacing sections of flat asphalt, gravel, metal, or rubber roof. There’s no need for disruption to your plant’s operation during the roof’s restoration.
Keystone can apply an incredibly durable Puma XL, or other reflective topcoat, for decades of protection along with energy-saving benefits.
What’s My First Step in Roof Repair?
Call a roofing consultant and find out what solutions are available that are less costly than an entire overhaul and traditional roof replacements. In northwestern Pennsylvania, get a free a roofing system estimate or call (814) 724-9514