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The Right Material For Your Re-Roof

A roof is much more than an aesthetically appealing covering for your commercial building; it’s the first barrier from weather conditions such as rain, hail, snow, extreme heat and wind. Because roofs are exposed to at least one of these elements on a daily basis, degradation and deterioration will happen over time.

As a roof deteriorates due to age and exposure, decisions need to be made about how to address the issue. For commercial roofs, retrofits will generally be for the flat roof portion of the structure(s), although metal and shingle roofs can be overlaid as well. Modification generally includes repairs generally along with some type of coating application to protect the surface of the existing system from further deterioration and seal it to prevent leaking.

When determining the right material to use for your project, a number of factors can affect your decision, such as the type of roof you have, funds available and your climate.

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Important Info About Inspections

Which part of a house is the source of over one third of all homeowners insurance claims? If you answer "the roof," you're right on the money. A leaky roof is not just annoying, but can also lead to all sorts of problems. For example, dampness and mold resulting from a leak will threaten your home's structural soundness, as well as your physical health. Water leaks can even get into your electrical system, where it may cause power outages and fire hazards. Professional roof inspection will pinpoint potential problems before they become serious.

Why Do You Need a Professional Roof Inspection?

The purpose of a roof inspection is threefold -- to assess which repairs are needed, if any; to estimate the roof's remaining lifespan; and to issue a certificate of inspection, which may be valid for 2-5 years, depending on your location. This certificate can be a selling point if your home is currently on the market.

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Finding a Capable Roofing Company

Arguably the easiest way to evaluate the quality of a roofing contractor's work is to look at his past jobs. When you are choosing a roofing contractor, many will gladly provide you with a list of references if they believe that their work speaks for itself. You should look for references that are a few years old, so that you can assess how durable the construction is. It can also be important to find a contractor that is the right fit for you. Choosing someone that you aren't comfortable with can lead to problems. Conversely, be selective and choose someone with excellent references, a proven track record and expertise. If you hear significant or consistent negative things about a contractor from references don't ignore them. While every one seems nice at first, go with the facts you hear and see they seem legitimate.

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  • Finding a Capable Roofing Company

    Arguably the easiest way to evaluate the quality of a roofing contractor's work is to look at his past jobs. When you are choosing a roofing contractor, many will gladly provide you with a list of references if they believe that their work speaks for itself. You should look for references that are a few years old, so that you can assess how durable the construction is. It can also
    Read More
  • Important Info About Inspections

    Which part of a house is the source of over one third of all homeowners insurance claims? If you answer "the roof," you're right on the money. A leaky roof is not just annoying, but can also lead to all sorts of problems. For example, dampness and mold resulting from a leak will threaten your home's structural soundness, as well as your physical health. Water leaks can even get into
    Read More
  • The Right Material For Your Re-Roof

    A roof is much more than an aesthetically appealing covering for your commercial building; it’s the first barrier from weather conditions such as rain, hail, snow, extreme heat and wind. Because roofs are exposed to at least one of these elements on a daily basis, degradation and deterioration will happen over time. As a roof deteriorates due to age and exposure, decisions need to be made about how to address
    Read More