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4 Tips for Extending Your Commercial Roof Life

One of the best ways to ensure you don’t have to replace your commercial roof anytime soon is to take good care of it in the meantime. Replacing a roof can get expensive and time-consuming. Fortunately, there are some things you can do that will extend the life of your commercial roof.

  1. Frequent Inspections

You won’t know what to repair if you don’t take a look every now and again. While inspecting the roof, you should look for cracks, holes, and other similar damage. Sunken areas, whether pooling water or not, also indicate damage. During your inspection, check for clogged drains and clean the debris out of gutters. If your roof has other debris and branches on it, clean that off as well.

  1. Prompt Repairs

Whether you’ve noticed the need during an inspection, or you’ve found a leak inside, it’s important to promptly repair any problem areas. By taking care of them now, you could save yourself money, time, and the hassle of a complete roof repair in the future.

  1. Hiring Professionals

It might be tempting to save a few bucks and just take care of your roof inspection and repairs on your own, but there are some benefits of having the professionals do it.

  • The professionals know what to look for. Something that may not seem concerning to you could indicate a problem that needs fixing.
  • The professionals have the right materials. Some business owners try to fix their roofs using the wrong materials, which doesn’t typically go well.
  • The professionals have experience. Hiring professional roofers could save you time because they have enough experience to get the job done right the first time.
  1. Maintenance Programs

If you’d really like to extend the life of your roof, work with an experienced roofer to get on a maintenance schedule. This takes care of everything mentioned above, in addition to other services, to ensure your commercial roof lasts a while.

Getting Started

To get started with all the roofing services you need, contact a professional roofer. Contact Andrews Roofing by calling 757-296-0553 or emailing us today.

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The Best Time for a Commercial Roof Replacement

Timing is important in a lot of matters, including comedy, investing, and commercial roof replacement. If you wait too long to replace your roof you could make a number of unnecessary and costly repairs. Even worse, the whole roof could come crashing down on your business. Replacing a roof when it still has good life in it is probably a foolish thing to do. So how do you know when it’s the optimal time for a roof replacement? Although a roof replacement for your business shouldn’t interrupt your operations, there may be times of the year when it is more convenient. Otherwise, the main considerations are the shape of your roof.

Choose the Perfect Time

As with other major business expenditures, there is always the question of repair versus replacement. This is a difficult question, and it’s different for each situation, but the following advice can help.

  • Consult with a qualified roofing contractor. The company can give you the benefit of its experience with roofing matters.
  • Get an inspection and a free estimate. The cost may be less than you expected and favorable financing may be available.
  • Analyze what you have been spending on roof repairs. The annual cost may be higher than what you would pay to finance a new roof.
  • Consider the benefits of a new roofing system. You would have no worries in the roof department for many years.

After consulting with a reputable roofing contractor, and crunching the numbers, you will probably have a good idea where you are. It’s possible you can put off a new roof for a couple of years, which gives you time to save and plan.

Pick the Right Company

The right roofing contractor makes the decision easier. You will get good information from a source you can trust. For assistance with commercial roofing contact Andrews Roofing by calling 757-296-0553 or emailing us today!

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5 Mistakes you’ve been making with Your Roof

Having a good roof over your head is something that we all need but often take for granted. Unfortunately, your roof won’t take care of itself, so it is up to you to maintain your roof and address issues when they arise. There are many roofing myths several of which can result in severe damage. Learn the common mistakes people make when caring for their roofs and learn the correct way to maintain yours.

1. Over-Insulating Your Home

Yes, you read that right! There is such a thing as using too much insulation for your roof. If your home has an attic, too much insulation won’t allow the room to ventilate which can cause mold to grow and other issues.

2. Cleaning Your Roof With a Pressure Washer

Cleaning your roof can help enhance its appearance and prevent mold from growing. Many people will use a pressure washer to do the job which can damage the surface of your roof. Next time you clean your roof, opt for a hose instead.

3. Not Regularly Inspecting Your Roof

Just because you don’t see any leaks doesn’t mean there aren’t issues with your roof. Take the time to inspect your roof so you can handle small repairs when needed.

4. Not Checking Your Attic

If you only inspect the outside of your home, you may be missing out on some obvious signs that your roof needs to be replaced. Always check your attic to look for signs of mold growth or excessive humidity.

5. Re-Roofing Over Shingles

No matter what you do, do not simply nail new shingles over old ones. You’re only making things worse. Old shingles need to be removed and replaced by new ones for a proper seal.

Call a Professional!

Roofing problems can be complicated and need to be handled by people who know what they’re doing. Call Andrews Roofing at 757-296-8562 or use our contact us page to avoid these mistakes altogether, and let the professionals do what they do best!

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