Commercial roofs are often rated between 10 to 40 years for an average lifespan but there are some factors that can help you to extend the lifespan of your roof so that you can save on the cost of unnecessary repairs and avoid replacing your roof prematurely. Here are the top five factors associated with your roofing lifespan:
The Quality of Materials
TPO and EPDM roof systems have a life expectancy of between 22 to 35 years but choosing an asphalt or metal roof could make sure that you have a roofing system that could last up to 45 years with proper installation.
Choosing a company that’s reputable and experienced will make sure that your commercial roof can last over the longest period of time. Choosing an installation professional that does not have experience in the market could lead to a roof that is installed improperly and problems with leaks and sagging early.
Because our roof faces a series of stressors as a result of weather, UV radiation, walking and debris, it’s important to get ongoing maintenance and inspections. Routine inspections and maintenance will make sure that items can be replaced on your roof before they become a problem and algae growth and debris can be addressed early on.
Proper Roof Ventilation
Excessive heat can quickly cause damage to your roof and having a building that is properly insulated and ventilated will make sure that your roof keeps cool. Well insulated buildings can lower your utility bills as well!
Keep these top ideas in mind regarding the lifespan of your commercial roof. By considering these factors you can work at improving your commercial roofing systems for a longer period of time!
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg Fl. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.