Cool Roof Benefits
The Leaders in Los Angeles Cool Roof Systems
1: Tax Savings
Not only can you benefit from a Cool Roof System by saving you around 50% or more compared to a traditional re-roof. Roof maintenance systems are fully tax deductible as an operating expense. A key financial advantage of a flat roof restoration system over a new roof system is how they’re classified by the IRS. Because restoration is classified as a maintenance item in most cases it can be expensed in the accounting period it’s incurred. On the other hand, a new roof system is a capital asset that must be amortized over a 39 year life. As always, consult with your tax advisor.
2: Building Resale Value
Commercial buildings being bought and sold will have a value added or taken away depending upon the roof’s condition and service life left in it. A Cool Roof System allows you to maintain the maximum value upon resale of your building. On the other hand, if you’re purchasing a building and have received a discount on the building because the roof was at the end of it’s service life, you could save considerably by installing a Cool Roof System.
3: Minimal to No Tenant Disruption
When roofs are torn off there can be major dust, dirt and pollutants filtering inside the building, causing a variety of problems to sensitive production equipment or food handling. An open roof also exposes the occupants to possible unpredicted rain. Public traffic into a business can be disrupted or blocked and at times portions of a facility may need to be closed down completely. Fumes from hot kettles, filtering inside the building can alarm tenants as the smell is very heavy and thick. Open flame torches are commonly used for single ply roofing and are considered a high liability roofing method by insurance companies and for good reason. You don’t have to look far to find cases that have been big issues for building owners using these methods. These costly problems can be avoided with a Cool Roof System since no tear off is required.
4: No Tear Off is Needed
It has been well documented that an overwhelming majority of roof failures occur in less than 1% of the roof and yet amazingly during a traditional re-roofing, large sections can be torn off and replaced. With our Cool Roof System, we install a new system over your existing roof by addressing and repairing the failure points first and then using the existing roof as a base for installing the new system. Some buildings are open beamed, which allow a huge amount of dust and debris to filter in when being torn off and replaced. Some buildings are awkward and hard to access with larger trucks and can make the tear off process difficult and very expensive in these cases. Avoiding a traditional roof tear off is a significant cost savings and reduces liabilities to the tenants and building owners.
5: Busy and Complicated Roofs
There are buildings where a large number of solar panels have been installed, which are big energy savings to the building. However, if the roof system is failing, or the solar panel system was installed over a roof that didn’t have a long service life left in it to begin with, this can be very problematic. Most roofing companies will require these panels to be removed before they can re-roof. The panels then need to be reinstalled after roofing which adds considerable cost and time to the project. A Cool Roof System, with its fluid applied reinforced roofing methods is the perfect fit to roofs with solar panels. No removal is required in order to waterproof the roof system. A reinforced Cool Roof System is a reliable fit to any building with excessive amounts of air conditioner ducts, conduits, venting or open beam buildings in comparison to a tradition tear off and re-roof where these mechanicals could be damaged or ruined, adding more expense to what could be a very straightforward project.
6: Warranty Extension and Roof Maintenance
This is a renewable system which means that you can re-top coat the white protective coating at any time at a minimal expense and extend your warranty out again and again indefinitely. An average is about 10 years depending on owners and environmental conditions. As with all roof systems, your roof should have regular check-ups and cleaning. There’s no getting around maintenance but with a Cool Roof System your maintenance costs are reduced. No matter the type of roofing systems, they all need some care and attention. Not only does this keep your warranty valid, but also helps you stay aware of the condition of your roof and any changes that may have been initiated by tenants without your prior approval.
7: Our Message to You
Through our videos and information gathered here, we want to show you the simplicity of this system in competent hands. Our videos show actual jobs completed by us, so you know what you’ll be getting. We’re very proud of our work and our message is simple: We deliver what we promise and more in our scope of work and we can provide you with an economical, renewable, long-term, leak free roof system.
Watch Our 10 Step Cool Roof Process
The cost of re-roofing or repairing a roof can vary depending on the size of your roof. As a building owner, you don’t want to spend more than you need on a new roof only to find it may not be all you hoped for. We provide a transparent process. We want your roof work and can provide you with economical, long term, leak free solutions that save you time, money and future roof maintenance.