Owning a business or commercial building can be equally exciting and rewarding as it can be frustrating, scary, and financially strapping. When something breaks down or goes wrong, it is not only you or your family that is inconvenienced. You may have employees, tenants, or customers whose lives are disrupted.
One of the most important aspects of a commercial building is its roof.
A roof can have a lifespan anywhere from 20 to 50 years and as a business owner, you want to make sure you are not replacing your roof every decade. We’re discussing 4 factors that shorten the lifespan of your commercial roof.
Arizona has a broad weather spectrum from temperatures well over 110 degrees to monsoon season with high winds to times with hail or snow. The effects of these weather patterns play a large role in the lifespan of your commercial roof. While the effects may be out of your hands, it is incredibly important to inspect the roof of your building after any damaging weather. Another way to combat weather damage to your roof is to perform regular maintenance and repairs before they turn into a larger problem from the weather.
Just like you go to the dentist every six months for a routine cleaning, having your roof regularly inspected and maintained can help extend the life of your commercial roof. An experienced roofer can inspect your roof and be certain there is no damage or leaks in your roofing system. They can also draw your attention to areas that may cause future problems. Having routine maintenance performed on your roof will help prevent future damage that would likely require costly emergency repairs.
An important aspect of the roof that is not often thought of by most commercial building owners is making sure it has proper ventilation. Insufficient ventilation to your commercial roof can result in warping of the roof deck and wood frame. A roof lacking ventilation can result in significant damage to not only the roofing system, but the building itself.
Choosing to have a new roof installed on your commercial building is an investment in the business. When choosing a contractor to complete the work, making sure they are qualified to do so is incredibly important. Poor installation of a commercial roof can significantly decrease its lifespan. While price tends to be a driving force when choosing a contractor, it could end up costing you in the end if you choose someone who will take shortcuts during installation to save on the price.
With proper installation and routine maintenance performed by a qualified roofing company, your commercial roof should have a great lifespan. If you are seeking a trusted East Valley, Arizona roofer to inspect your current roof or provide you a FREE estimate for a new commercial roof, look no further.
Craven Construction offers over 16 years commercial roofing experience. Our team is trained and insured to provide you the highest quality roof for your business. Call our office today to schedule your FREE estimate.
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About Craven Construction
Craven Construction is dedicated to providing our customers with honest and reliable roofing services. With over 16 years of residential and commercial experience, we are here to serve you and all of your roofing needs.
Our team of experienced roofers is licensed and knowledgeable in working with all types of roofing. We offer high quality roofing services and are capable of getting your project completed in a timely, efficient manner.