Preserving Your Commercial Roof Investment
Updated: Mar 8, 2019
Which costs more, ten years of conscientious roof maintenance or five years of deferred maintenance and a new roof? That should be a no-brainer for most Tampa-area business owners and facilities managers. No commercial roofing material lasts forever, but with the right annual maintenance and roof preservation program, your Tampa-area commercial roof can outlast your competitors’ roofs, giving you a key advantage: expansion capital, rather than overhead costs.
GLE Associates, a Tampa engineering consultancy, pegs the typical cost of a commercial roof, based on roofing material, as follows:
Single-ply — $3 to $5/sq. ft.
Built-up Roofing (BUR) — $3.50 to $6.50/sq. ft.
Metal roof — $7 to $12/sq. ft.
For a typical Tampa business with a 50-foot by 100-foot facility, the 5,000 square feet of roof translate to these typical costs for a new roof:
Single-ply — $15,000 to $25,000
Built-up Roofing (BUR) — $17,500 to $32,500
Metal roof — $35,000 to $60,000
This is a serious investment for any business. Preserving your commercial roof pays off handsomely, as each additional year of service saves you many thousands of dollars.
What a Roof Maintenance Plan Does
For a very small fraction of roof replacement costs, you can invest in your roof’s longevity through an annual inspection and preservation program. Partner with your trusted commercial roofer to determine your best options:
Annual inspection and minor repair
Substantial repair followed by quarterly inspection
Reroof and roof preservation
Aderhold Roofing, for example, can offer combinations of services best suited to your roof. Every plan must start with an on-site inspection so your roofer can determine the best program to get your roof in its best shape, and then keep it lasting for many years.
Every dollar you invest in preserving your roof helps you buy more time before a huge capital outlay. It also allows you to plan for roof replacement on your schedule, not as an emergency.
Preserve and Protect
Roof preservation generally goes beyond roof maintenance to include waterproof coatings and thorough, down-to-insulation repair. An annual inspection generally is less intensive. Spot roof repair is only responsive as a need arises. Generally, preservation provides your best return on investment (ROI).
With a call to Aderhold Roofing, you can begin the steps needed to lock in value in your commercial roof. Our roof maintenance programs can extend the life of your existing roof while helping you plan for eventual roof replacement. Contact us today to learn more.