We know you have a lot on your plate as a commercial building owner, building manager, or maintenance engineer. Besides the day-to-day tasks of your position, you also have the looming knowledge that the lifespan of your commercial roof will not last forever.

In addition, you are acutely aware that roofing issues could disrupt the occupant’s operations, which would cause enormous headaches for everyone involved.

What is the Lifespan of My Commercial Roofing System?

In part, your commercial roof’s lifespan depends on the type of roofing system used. Studies have shown that the average commercial roof lasts 17 years. Today it is possible to get a no-dollar-limit warranty from the manufacturer for 10, 2o, or even up to 30 years!

Factors that Shorten the Life of Commercial Roofs

Peruse this list of these warning signs to see if there are any that might affect your commercial building:

Extreme Weather

You may feel good knowing that your single-ply roofing system may last up to three decades.

However, do you live in an area in the country that has extreme weather conditions, such as strong winds, hail, or heavy rains and snow? Hurricanes and harsh weather conditions are hard on any type of industrial or commercial roof.

Installation Problems

You may not have been around when the original contractors installed the new roof or replaced it the last time. However, it’s worth noting that if you are having problems, the current condition of your roof may have been caused by an improper installation.

You understand the importance of hiring highly skilled and technically trained workers for installation and repair jobs. All too often, the low bid comes with low quality, resulting in the need for emergency roof repairs.

Lack of Routine Maintenance on Your Commercial Roof

Finally, one of the most important ways to extend the life of your roof is to have periodic inspections and perform routine maintenance – even when there are no signs of roof damage.

A roof inspection will allow you to be aware of problems in the early days so that the necessary repairs can be made before roof leaks occur. An inspection may also uncover possible issues arising from equipment that sits on the roof.

Regular inspections are also necessary to ensure that the gutters and drains are functioning properly. After all, potential problems may occur from overhanging tree branches and debris from nearby trees and plants.

Extend the Lifespan of Your Commercial Roofing System

Are you looking for ways to extend the lifespan of a commercial roof? Take a proactive approach and hire a top-tier commercial roofing contractor to complete routine inspections and perform periodic roof maintenance.

Contact Nations Roof for the job. Nations Roof does commercial roof repairs and inspections. We offer national coverage backed by excellent service—no project is too big or too small.

When you hire Nations Roof for all your roofing needs, you can be promised consistent quality, a focus on safety, exceptional customer service, and the best price possible. Contact us today to learn more about extending your commercial roof’s lifespan.

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