Facts about Commercial Roof Preservation

Somewhere between patching a roof for basic roof repair and complete tear-off lies the practical and economical middle ground of commercial roof preservation. For any facilities manager nagged by an aging roof and cornered by limited capital, preservation of a commercial roof is a great strategy for getting the most out of existing infrastructure.

What is Commercial Roof Preservation?

Any plan that incorporates inspection, repair and preventive maintenance, all specifically with a goal of extending the life of an existing roof, can be considered preservation services of your roof. Whether you oversee a small storefront business with a charming Mansard shingled roof or a logistical center with a sprawling 100,000-square-foot single-ply roof, commercial roof preservation can help you save money, postpone tear-off and replacement, and minimize business disruptions.

Steps to Preservation

Key to thinking about long-term success with an older Tampa roof is having a guiding plan to preserve existing roofing assets:

  • Initial inspection
  • Cleaning
  • Immediate repair
  • Waterproof coatings

These four steps can help turn one of the most expensive features of any commercial building — the roof — from a budget-busting headache into a contributor to your bottom line.

How Preservation Makes Money

Suppose (in simplified, round numbers) your single-ply roof cost your company $480,000 six years ago. If you had to replace it today, you paid $80,000 a year for its service life. If roofing preservation can add another six years to your existing roof, your annual outlay drops to $40,000.

Roof preservation programs generally cost only a few percentage points of the cost of a new roof, so for possibly as little as $28,800 (one percent times six years) you could double your (nearly) half-million dollar roof’s useful life. That is like putting as much as $451,200 back into your Tampa business.

Partners in Preservation

Your local, reliable commercial roofer will have unique ideas about roof preservation, especially under conditions like Tampa’s near-tropical sun. Your particular roof may require seam repair and pressure washing, while another low-slope roof may only require inspection and waterproofing. When you partner with a roofer tuned into roof preservation, instead of just a quick sale for reroofing, you will decrease maintenance costs and increase your roof’s return on investment (ROI).

Please consider Aderhold Roofing your trusted, local partners in preserving your commercial roof. Contact us today to set up an appointment. We can explain our process and take a preliminary look at your roof.

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