If your current commercial roof is some type of asphalt, and it needs to be replaced or repaired because of leaks and other problems, you'll want to talk with commercial roofing contractors quickly. It may be time to upgrade the roof and make the roof as reliable and energy efficient as possible.
There are many ways that the roofing company may be able to use the existing roof as a base for the new roof, depending on the condition. Here are a few things to talk with the roofing contractor about when they come to do an inspection and provide an estimate.
Current Roof Inspection
If the current roof is composed of asphalt, then there is a possibility that it can be patched and then enhanced. This would add an extra layer of insulation and make the base stronger. The contractor will check the structure to see if the existing roof is safe and reliable and if it's repairable to use with the new roofing option that will go on top.
New BUR Roofing
The addition of built-up roofing on top of the existing roof is going to improve the roof a great deal. Hot asphalt will be melted, and then it will be put in between layers of a base sheet, ply sheets, and topped off with a cap sheet. This will allow you to get a new roof with more efficiency, better resistance to water and weathering, and more durability.
The estimator from the roofing company will give you a lot of details verbally and then give you an estimate. The new roofing estimate will be very detailed, and you should see a breakdown of these costs in:
- Permit dues
- Prep work and materials
- New roofing supplies
- Labor wages
- Waste removal
Information for the business should also be included. This means the legal business name filed with the Better Business Bureau, accreditation and certification information, and all contact information needed. It will also include how long the quote is good for.
If you know that your commercial property needs a lot of maintenance and work completed on it, you need to start getting quotes. You don't want to wait until something catastrophic happens and the roof ends up caving in or having massive leaks. Get quotes and see what companies are going to charge you to get this project completed, and protect your building while improving the value at the same time.
Contact a commercial roofing installation service near you to learn more.