A new commercial roof is a sizable investment, so property owners often postpone a replacement in an effort to get every last bit of value from the existing asset. Rather than waiting until your roof has reached the end of its lifespan, is leaking badly or about to fail and leave you dealing with costly water damage, it’s more fiscally responsible to plan your roof replacement in advance. Planning ahead can also help make the project more successful and less stressful by allowing you ample time to:
- Thoroughly investigate and compare different roofing options. Rather than simply replicating the existing roof system, you can seek the advice of a knowledgeable professional about the pros and cons of different materials and installation methods. Factors to consider when you’re looking at each option include its suitability for our Tampa climate, durability and expected service life, ease of installation and ongoing maintenance requirements.
- Choose the best roofing company to complete the installation. Your choice of roofer plays a large role in how well your new roof performs and its longevity, so it’s beneficial to have the time necessary to thoroughly vet different companies. The best choice is a fully licensed and insured manufacturer-certified roofer with a track record of quality installation work who can also make skilled repairs and offers inspection, maintenance and emergency services.
- Research the cost of replacement and budget for the expense. In addition to comparing the benefits of different roof materials and systems, you’ll have an opportunity to compare costs and use that information as one of the criteria in your decision making. Once you’ve chosen a type of roofing, your contractor can give you a detailed cost estimate for the replacement so you can budget for the expense, and/or look at your available financing options.
- Develop an action plan for your replacement project. A re-roofing project can be messy, noisy, disruptive and even potentially dangerous to your tenants, employees or the public. Having ample time in advance of the project gives you a chance to work with your roofing contractor to put measures in place to mitigate the negative aspects of a roof installation that might disturb or endanger your customers, staff or tenants.
If you’d like to start planning ahead for a roof replacement on your Tampa-area commercial property and you’re in need of expert advice from a reputable, experienced commercial roofer, contact us at Aderhold Roofing.