Commercial Roofing: Here are Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on June 16th, 2020 by Applied Roofing Services

A commercial roofing project is a significant investment. Whether you are looking for a commercial roofing contractor for new roof installation or repair of your existing roof, here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Can I re-roof without tearing off my existing commercial roof?

It is possible to install a new roof without tearing off the existing roof if you have only one roof on your building. However, if the building already has two roofs, this will not be possible as commercial buildings cannot have more than two roofing layers according to law. Also, if your building has an unsafe, damaged, or unstable roof, your contractor will have to tear it off before installing a new roof.

How can I tell if my business needs a new roof?

We provide a free roof assessment to all our clients, which will help them determine the quality of their existing roof. After the evaluation, if the roof has internal damages, such as roof leaks or mold, you may need to replace it.

When should I schedule my roof survey?

It’s best to contact a commercial roofing contractor in your area as soon as spring begins because contractors tend to be busy during warmer months. However, you should schedule a roof survey as soon as possible if you find that there is a roofing emergency.

How much will my new roof cost?

Many factors contribute to the cost of a commercial roofing system, such as roof size, ease of roof access, condition of the existing roof, ease of roof penetration, type of warranty provided, choice of insulation and membrane, etc.

How long will my commercial roofing system last?

The lifetime of a commercial roofing system depends on many factors, from roof type to weather conditions. For example, a spray polyurethane foam roof can last up to 30-50 years, whereas a metal roof can last up to 30-45 years.

How long does it take to install a new commercial roof?

The time taken to complete a commercial roofing project depends on factors such as the size and type of roof, existing damage, inspections, weather, and permits. Each job is unique and could take from a few days to a few weeks.

Also Read – 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Commercial Roof Leaks

How do I know which type of roof is right for my business?

Roofing experts at Applied Roofing Services can help you determine the best roofing system for your commercial facility based on energy costs, climate, and facility needs.

What should I do to preserve my commercial roof warranty?

You have various types of warranties to choose from when you purchase a new commercial roofing system, such as contractor’s warranty, manufacturer’s warranty, and full system warranty provided by the manufacturers. The coverage of your warranty depends on the type of warranty you purchase.

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What should I do if an emergency commercial roof leak happens?

If your commercial roof is leaking, protect the items in your facility and call your roofing contractor as soon as possible.

If you are looking for commercial roof repair and maintenance in California, contact us at 714-632-8418 to get a quote.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


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