Attention: Owners & Managers of Commercial Buildings
Compare The Benefits, Cost-Effectiveness, and Reasons for Metal Roof Restoration vs. Roof Replacement
If a building owner or property manager is looking to prolong the life of their commercial building's metal roof while reducing or even eliminating the capital investments required for roof replacement, restoration may be a viable option for you.
Today's restorative coatings can extend a metal roof's life by up to 18 years, and deliver costs per square foot up to 70% less than roof replacement.
Commercial building owners and property managers can now consider the benefits of metal roof restoration and what happens when a metal commercial roof has leaks or other issues.
Problems Caused by Commercial Roof Leaks
Any commercial renovation can be costly, and it is understandable when a business owner decides to settle for a temporary fix. However, these fixes do nothing in the long term, especially where commercial buildings are concerned. Delaying repairs can increase the cost of the job when it is done. If a business owner is considering postponing repairs on a leaking roof, below are several reasons why that may not be your best decision.
• Roof leaks are expensive. Not only to you but also potentially to your tenants. If your commercial metal roof leaks, inventory stored in your warehouses can be damaged or ruined. While you may not be forced to pay for the loss of inventory, if the tenant moves, you will suffer the loss of rental income.
• Roof leaks can cause major inconveniences and dangers. Water from a leaking roof can collect on the floor, creating conditions that are dangerous for customers and employees.
• A leaky roof encourages mold growth, which can lead to potential health risks. Moisture from a leak makes the commercial roof a perfect breeding ground for mold that can get into the building's interior. Mold or mildew from a leaky roof can also cause health problems. Mold spores can become airborne, triggering allergies, asthma, sinus and respiratory infections, and inflammation.
• Roof leaks can lead to saturation of the insulation in your roof – that’s not a surprise. What most property owners and managers don’t know is how much saturated insulation can quickly lead to increased energy costs.
• Leaking roofs cause structural damage. Water may find its way under decking, get into the walls and run downward along the building's framing. When the framing is soaked, it may lose its strength. This causes the roof to sag and can lead to expensive repairs.
• Moisture in commercial metal roofs can cause electrical connections to short circuit, increasing the risk of an electrical fire.
It is tempting to cut costs by delaying metal roof repair, but knowledgeable business owners and managers understand the long-term cost benefits of prompt commercial metal roofing restoration from CLM Roofing.
Restoration vs. Replacement: A Cost and Sustainability Comparison
Complete metal roof replacements are costly in terms of materials and labor, especially if the old roof has to be removed. Depending on the chosen roofing system, the cost of a new roof can be between $5 and $8 per square foot.
Restoration of your commercial metal roofing requires fewer materials and less labor. The primary reason is that restoration eliminates the need for tear-off, reducing labor and disposal costs making it a cost-effective option at $2 to $4 per square foot.
A commercial roof lasts roughly 20 years on average, and a restoration from CLM Roofing can add another 18 years of useful life.
Why Restore Your Commercial Metal Roof?
Once we have restored your roof, we can clean and re-coat a roof and can add an additional 18 years of warranty.
Why that matters: PROPERTY OWNERS AND MANAGERS NEVER HAVE TO REPLACE THEIR ROOF AGAIN.
Roof restoration is sustainable as well as cost-efficient. Many millions of tons of waste end up in the country's landfills each year, but restoration is eco-friendly because it allows the business owner to reuse the existing roof.
Additionally, the coatings we use in restoring your metal roof reflect 85% of UV rays and are Energy Star rated.
Prevent Catastrophic Losses With Roof Restoration
Ignoring problems with a commercial roof will not make them go away—it will only make them worse. The longer the building owner waits, the more significant the damage and the higher the cost. If restoration is delayed for too long, it will no longer be an option. Continued neglect of a business' roof is not only ill-advised, it can put the business, customers and workers at risk.
Benefits of Metal Roofing Restoration
While replacement is a viable option in most cases, it’s rarely the best option for most building owners. In fact, restoration of metal roofing systems offers many benefits that can help business owners save, including those listed here.
• Energy rebates and tax credits. Depending on the location, financial incentives may be available for solutions that can be verified through LEED or Energy Star.
• Capital expense vs. maintenance. Restoration allows the business owner to expense costs right away compared to a roof replacement that depreciates over an anticipated lifespan.
• Insurance savings. A restoration may raise a roof's rating to Class A, potentially reducing the cost of commercial insurance.
• Less business interruption. Restoration from CLM Roofing is usually less labor-intensive, cleaner and faster than total replacement, making it the least disruptive option for customers, buildings, and owners.
Is the Business' Roof a Candidate for Restoration?
There's a good reason why roofers commonly recommend replacement over restoration: Size of the sale. Earlier I said that replacing your roof is viable but rarely the best way to address your property’s roof issues.
The first step in our process is for CLM Roofing to inspect the roof before restoration to determine:
• Whether the roof's slope is adequate
• If there is a pattern of roof leaks
• The condition of the decking
• The locations of water intrusions
When we inspect your property we’ll provide you with written documentation of our inspector's findings along with recommendations the benefits and costs of your roof restoration options.
We understand that a leaking roof on your commercial property can be a costly hassle, but commercial building owners in the Dallas-Fort Worth area can count on CLM roofing to get the job done.
Call us today at 817-900-6962 to schedule your free inspection or fill in the form on this page and we’ll call you.