The four secrets to a high-performing roof aren’t such a secret. We love informing our customers about the best ways to get the most out of their roofing investment. We’re sharing the key elements of commercial roofing that you should look out for—whether it’s to extend the life of your current roof or a new installation.
1. Durable, High-Quality Materials
The durability of your materials is one of the most essential elements to ensure that your roof has the longest life possible. Commercial roofs typically last between 10 and 30 years, depending on installation and your maintenance schedule—both of which are crucial elements. Metal roofs, on the other hand, can last up to 70 years. For the maximum lifespan possible, ask your contractor about a metal roofing option.
Cheaper materials may be enticing at first. It’s tempting to pay less upfront. However, consider that you will be spending more in the long run when your roof needs to be replaced prematurely. A reputable contractor should recommend the highest-quality materials; however, remember to do your due diligence and discuss the materials’ durability and warranties prior to the installation process.
2. Proper Installation
Installation is a crucial step in the process and has a significant impact on the lifespan of your roof. Ensure that the roofer you enlist to complete your roofing project has a reputation for quality and a long history of satisfied customers.
If you have already had your roof installed and suspect poor workmanship, contact a reputable roofing company to inspect and correct any installation issues to avoid more severe issues down the road. Faulty installation will, unfortunately, significantly increase the potential for commercial roof problems, ultimately affecting your roof’s life expectancy.
3. Consistent Maintenance
At Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc., we frequently talk about commercial roof maintenance. The lifespan of your roof is directly linked to how often you have your roof inspected and maintained by your contractor, who can identify and solve small issues before they snowball into larger problems.
Routine inspections are a must. Procrastinating on your inspection or proactive maintenance can cost you financially while also potentially putting your employees’ safety at risk.
4. A Reliable Roofing Partner
At the end of the day, you have a business to run. Even if you are responsible for facility management, there are many moving parts to your job. A reliable roofing partner will be there to help you manage roof maintenance so that it’s at the top of their minds, not yours. Work with a contractor that will make it easy to keep up with inspections, maintenance, and replacements.
Our MAXCare® Program Helps You Extend the Life of Your Roof
Commercial roofing inspections and maintenance are vital pieces of the puzzle when it comes to extending the lifespan of your roof. Maxwell Roofing has made it easier than ever to keep track of your maintenance schedule, invoices, and other essential information. Try the most comprehensive roof management program in the industry—MAXCare®.
If you’re looking for a full-service commercial roofing partner, don’t hesitate to contact Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. today! We’re here to help.