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When Should You Replace Your Commercial Roof?

Commercial roofs are built to last for decades, but they do need to be replaced at some point. Unfortunately, when roofs are not well maintained properly, the need to replace them will be much sooner than what the manufacturing companies intended. Nonetheless, there are some very obvious signs that a commercial roof replacement is necessary.

Below are four signs to determine when it’s time for commercial roof replacement:

1. Severe Roof Damage from Storms

Strong storms are common in the Miami area. While your commercial roof should hold up under adverse conditions, there’s always a possibility of ending up with severe roof damage. High winds and heavy downpours can take a toll on commercial roofs, resulting in the need for replacement. If your roof has severe damage after a storm passes through, you’re better off replacing it with a new one. Having to do extensive repairs can cost a lot and won’t guarantee your roof will handle the next big storm.

2. Close to or Past its Roof Life Expectancy

The age of your roof is another factor to consider when deciding if it’s time for a new one. If your commercial roof is nearing its life expectancy, or if it’s already past, you should be looking into having it replaced. Different commercial roofing systems have different life expectancies, although most last for at least two decades. For example, the a metal roof life expectancy is from 30 to 45 years, while the average roof life of EPDM roof systems can last between 22 and 35 years on average. TPO roof systems can last for up to 30 years, and asphalt roofs can last for up to 40 years. 

3. Heavy or Frequent Roof Leaks

A commercial roof leak is often a very good sign that it needs to be replaced. A leaking roof puts your building at risk of having severe mold problems and structural damage such as wood rot. Commercial roof leaks can also increase the risk of damage to equipment and supplies in buildings.

4. High Roof Repair Costs

When estimated repair costs are high, you might be better off spending your money on a new commercial roof. Compare the costs of repairs and a replacement while also taking other factors into consideration, such as how old your roof is. If you’ll be paying more to have extensive or multiple repairs done, a roof replacement makes more financial sense.

Request a Quote for Commercial Roof Replacement in Miami

A-1 Property Services is available to help you with reliable commercial roof inspections to realize whether or not you need a commercial roof replacement or simply need repairs. The best way to extend the life of any roofing system is by implementing a regular inspection and maintenance program. We offer some excellent commercial roof maintenance plans that are tax deductible. There are also some helpful financing options available for new roof installations. Call us today at 786-386-1149 to request a no-obligation quote, or simply contact us online.

When is it time for Commercial Roof Replacement?