Commercial roofing maintenance is a must for every property owner or facilities manager. Over its lifespan, your commercial roof will inevitably develop problems that could impact its longevity and weather performance. To ensure you get the most out of your roof, you need a roofing contractor that can implement different strategies when it comes to dealing with damage. ABM Services & Renovations discusses four such strategies here.
Investing in preventative solutions is the best way to prolong your roof’s service life. One of the best things to do is apply coating son the roof’s surface. This can not only extend the lifespan of your roof but also protects it against leaks and improves the appearance of your property. Reflective coatings are great for energy savings, as they reflect the heat and UV rays away from the roof.
If isolated damage is detected, your roofer will recommend prompt repairs. As long as the membrane is in generally good condition, the roofer should be able to repair the cracks or holes in isolated areas. However, if the damage is too extensive, replacement may be the more practical solution.
If there’s extensive damage to your roof membrane but it still provides good insulation, an overlay or re-covering may work wonders. Here, your roofing contractor will put another membrane over the existing one. This strategy saves you the hassle of dealing with tear-offs. However, this method should only be done once. If you have covered your roof with another membrane in the past, you may need to replace it soon.
Repairing or re-covering your roof may not be enough if persistent leaks, visible cracks and immense tears and punctures are already manifesting. In this case, a replacement is the best course of action. While many property owners are hesitant to replace their roofs because of the cost and disruption of such a project, this strategy is more cost-effective than trying to repair or re-cover a roof that has sustained extensive damage. With a new roof, you will also benefit from energy savings and the latest roofing materials.
Turn to ABM Services & Renovations for your commercial roof installation, repair and maintenance needs. Call us today at (770) 282-3700 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve businesses in Locust Grove, Sandy Springs and other nearby GA communities.