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The Best Time to Replace Your Commercial Roof
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The Best Time to Replace Your Commercial Roof

Roof maintenance and upkeep are integral for any commercial establishment, yet even durable roofs eventually wear down from constant exposure to the elements. Recognizing when it is time for a roof replacement can prevent potential issues like leakage, structural damage, and increased energy bills from occurring. In this article, Milledge Roofing Company looks into which factors determine when this should occur.

Signs of Wear and Tear

One key indicator that your commercial roof needs replacing is visible wear and tear, such as cracked, curled, or missing shingles, as well as signs of water damage like discoloration, mold growth, or sagging. Regular inspections conducted by professional roofing contractors will enable early identification and prompt action to address potential replacement needs immediately.

Age of the Roof

Your commercial roof's age is essential in deciding when it should be replaced. Most commercial roofs last 20-30 years, depending on materials used and maintenance levels; as it approaches or surpasses this milestone, it would be wise to start planning its replacement even without obvious signs of wear & tear present. Doing this early could save expensive repairs later down the line.

Energy Efficiency Considerations

An often neglected aspect of commercial roofing is its effect on energy efficiency. Roofs constructed using outdated insulation often produce higher energy bills due to ineffective heat retention or cooling performance. If your energy bills have steadily risen, upgrading to more energy-efficient materials might help lower utility expenses by decreasing usage and cutting utility expenses significantly.

Weather Damage and Extreme Conditions

Commercial roofs face extreme conditions from the scorching heat, heavy snowfall, and torrential downpours. Over time, such elements can hurt their integrity; if your region frequently experiences such severe events, regular inspections must be performed following each event even if no apparent issues appear; hidden damage might have occurred that will eventually manifest into greater issues.

Maintenance Challenges

Regular roof maintenance can extend its lifespan significantly, but maintenance becomes tedious and expensive over time. Suppose leak repairs, shingle replacement, and other ongoing issues become costly over time. Investing in roof replacement might prove more cost-effective in the long run. In that case, newer materials require far less upkeep while providing improved durability, saving time and money in maintenance expenses.

Changed Business Needs

As your business evolves, so do its facility requirements. If you plan to make significant renovations or expand into additional commercial space, now may be a good time to evaluate and replace your roof before the changes occur to guarantee structurally sound buildings for years.

Plan Ahead

Deciding to replace your commercial roof shouldn't be made quickly or taken lightly, and proper planning will minimize disruption of business operations. Before making this important decision, research roofing contractors by gathering multiple quotes. Consider your budget and any logistical hurdles needed when making this important decision.

Milledge Roofing Company

Milledge Roofing Company specializes in helping businesses navigate the process of upgrading their commercial roofs. Our knowledgeable staff conducts detailed assessments to identify when replacement is appropriate based on factors like wear and age and energy efficiency demands. With quality craftsmanship and tailored solutions at our core, we aim to ensure a smooth transition into more durable and energy-efficient systems for our establishments.

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Trusted Local and Quick Roofing

100% Satisfied! I highly recommend this company.  Mike is very kind, extremely knowledgeable, and professional. I called several companies and Mike/Milledge Roofing responded the quickest, answered all my questions, and also had the most reasonable price.  I am very pleased with the repairs done to my roof today.  Impressive company!*****

Rhonda Ottosen,
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Trusted Local and Quick Roofing

My wife and I just bought a house and noticed that the roof needed to be fixed. Everyone that I talked to recommended this company and now I can see why. Mike is super friendly, quick to respond, and the quality of work is amazing! He and his team came out, quoted us, and had the new roof on within the week. We are very pleased with him and recommend them to anyone with roofing needs!

Jacob Gooch,
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Trusted Local and Quick Roofing

I highly recommend Milledge Roofing and can't say enough about how professional, knowledgeable and caring they are.  Bret and Mike went above and beyond to make sure my family will stay safe.  They fixed what needed to be fixed and didn't try to sell me on anything and have proven to be a very trustworthy company.

Casey Hoorelbeke,
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Trusted Local and Quick Roofing

They did a great job on our roof and the process was painless. Seth cash was very polite and helpful while helping me deal with my insurance claim and was always quick to respond when I had any questions. The roofers did a perfect job and there was no trash left or any damage to my plants. I would highly recommend them!

Betty Campbell,