5 Things You Need To Know When Replacing Your Roof

Because new roofing systems typically last 20 to 30 years, replacing your roof is a pretty serious decision. That’s why you shouldn’t take planning and preparation lightly. When it comes to a new roofing installation, you have more options than ever to make sure you’re getting the most out of your budget.

Before you hire a commercial roofing company to replace your roof, here are five factors to consider.

Measure First

The best place to begin is by measuring your roof. Unless you have a clear idea of the square footage of your roof, you can’t be confident that you won’t end up paying more than you have to. A reliable roofing contractor will provide accurate measurements so that you only buy the materials you need. Once you have the exact measurements of your roof, you can more easily determine which materials and roofing options you want and fit within your budget.

Re-Roofing

Have you considered re-roofing? Re-roofing over your existing roof system requires less work than removing your old roof to install a new one. Although this option may be cheaper than a brand new installation, it can result in additional problems in the long run. For example, heat or moisture may build up between the old and new materials, resulting in more severe damage.

Materials

With a new commercial roof, there are more material options than ever before. There are no one-size-fits-all roofing systems. That’s why we recommend that you research all of your options to find an optimal solution for your needs. Selecting the right material is about finding a balance between longevity, your facility’s needs, and budget. A quality roofing contractor can work with your unique needs, goals, and budget to help you decide on the ideal roofing material for your situation.

Ventilation

As you’re planning for a new roof replacement, it’s also a good idea to check that your ventilation systems are working as they should be. Proper ventilation can help extend the life of your new roof system by regulating temperature and moisture. Before replacing your roof, ensure that you have the appropriate ventilation measures in place to protect your investment.

Reputation

We always recommend that you work with a local roofing contractor. Local contractors understand your climate better and have direct experience with local codes, and you’ll have an easier time getting reliable word-of-mouth referrals. Local contractors also tend to offer a more hands-on approach to roof replacement. As always, you’ll want to hire a licensed, certified, and experienced roofer to protect both yourself and your new roof.

Ready to learn more about how a new roof replacement can protect your facility while potentially saving your money on utility bills? Contact our team of experts today to explore your options.