Roof Replacement: Planning Ahead to Prevent Major Roof Failure

Posted by Heather Johnson in Common Roof Problems,Preventative Maintenance

29 April, 2013

Roof Replacement Planning - North American Roofing

Despite the fact that it’s your facility’s first line of defense against environmental hazards, your roof gets no respect. Daily exposure to snow, ice, hail, high winds and scorching heat increase the risk of damage to the roof and to the contents below. Unfortunately, the roof is completely ignored until it springs a leak.

It’s human nature to put off big ticket purchases, but no roof lasts forever. Planning ahead for roof replacement will prevent major roof failure, and it will give you time to research your options, allowing you to choose the roof system that’s right for you.

The best time to replace the roof is before it’s on its last leg. Granted, you can extend your roof’s useful life through professional maintenance and repairs, and we can help you with that. But, gambling that an aging roof will make it another year or two, could end up costing you a lot more than you bargained for. Whether your roof is still in good shape or it’s teetering on the brink of failure, there’s no better time than right now to start the planning process.

Pre-Planning Benefits

  • Roof System Research: Commercial roofing systems are getting better all the time. If it’s been 20 years since your roof was installed, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised at the cutting-edge systems on the market today. From metal roofing to long-lasting single ply, modified/built-up, solar roofing and garden/vegetative systems, learning about your options now lets you weigh the pros and cons and make the best decision.
  • Roof Replacement Disruptions: Effective roof replacement planning gives you time to schedule the project when it best fits your timetable. At North American Roofing, we go out of our way to minimize disruptions and to make your project run as smoothly as possible. Even so, planning ahead allows you to schedule the project when it’s most beneficial to your business calendar.
  • Budget Analysis: Scheduling roof replacement before you’re positioning dozens of buckets to catch the drips is the best way to make good budget decisions. Wouldn’t you rather estimate your roofing project cost ahead of time so you can prioritize your other major expenditures? If you wait until you have to replace the roof, you’ll end up spending more, in some cases – – much more if a leaky roof results in damaged equipment and inventory or lost tenants.

Just Do It

Quit putting it off. Your roof won’t fix itself. At North American Roofing, we do two things exceptionally well. We provide the highest quality roofing services – but more importantly, we help our customers make the roofing decisions that are right for them. That’s how we earned the reputation for being the most trusted roofing company in the nation. We know the importance of planning ahead for roof replacement and our highly trained roofing specialists can assess the health of your current roof and help you develop a timeline for replacement that protects both your facility and your assets.

Pick up the phone and give us a call at 866-567-2064. You’ll be glad you did.