Roof longevity - Start with a good roof inspection

A roofing system can be one of the greatest expenses a building can have. It's an important system that protects your investment and keeps tenants dry. It increases or decreases the value of the resale of the building.

Early re-roofing is costly. All petroleum products have risen steadily year by year and it looks like they will continue to do so. Labor costs have jumped due to increases in Workers' Compensation (California) and many of the other related costs in the construction field. The cost of an average quality re-roof runs from $4 to $6 per square foot not including wood repairs, A/C work, electrical or other support work so keeping your roof in good condition pays off.

So, how does one maintain a roof and receive the maximum service life from it? Here are some basic tips:

  • Having or finding a competent, knowledgeable roofer who can honestly tell me what's going on with my roof and provide solutions that are long lasting and economical.
    Have your roof inspected every 1 to 2 years with a written inspection report that includes pictures showing the condition of the roof or any situations that are developing
  • An inspection properly done should make you aware of what could be the beginning stages of roof deterioration and are simple to fix or make one aware of bigger problems that have been present for some time. This is where the knowledge and responsibility level of the roofer is important; one roofer may see something as okay and yet another would be able to see that you will have a future failure on your roof if left alone.
  • There are roof inspection forms available that cover almost everything for a roof and can be very helpful to a roofer and building owner. If you have any trouble locating roof inspections forms, let us know and we will get you a copy.

There is much more to this subject of roof care but the first step is to know what you have and don't have and then maximizing its life span at the least expense. Let Commercial Cool Roof Systems inspect your roof and provide you with a detailed report on the general service life left in your roof.