Commercial roofs see their fair share of potentially disastrous winds and accumulation between nor’easters, blizzards, and regular weather patterns. Over time, even the most secure roofs may need repair and even replacement. Learn how to decide if your commercial roof should be replaced.

Identify Signs of Damages 

Because your building is located in an area where the weather is rough but predictable, you can identify potential damage with a routine inspection. Common roofing damages here include:

  • Pooling or ponding
  • Missing or broken shingles
  • Ice melt
  • Rotten membranes
  • Blow off damage
  • Loose or missing flashing
  • Clogged gutters and downspouts
  • Holes from hail damage or debris

Schedule Professional Assessment 

While building maintenance crews may identify some damages, it is preferable to call a professional roofing company to assess for insurance and restoration purposes. Scheduling yearly routine maintenance ensures you have your finger on the pulse of any roofing issues that may arise for budgetary or structural safety concerns.

Survey Severity of Damages 

For every business or building owner, there is always a budgetary conversation that must happen before moving forward on either a repair or a replacement. While sometimes the answer is simple, it is also beneficial to consider cash availability alongside a cost-benefit analysis to make critical decisions.

Cost-Benefit Analysis 

Determine whether or not it will cost more money over time to repair once, consistently fix, or if it will cost more money to replace. Depending on the cash availability of the business or the amount of financing the business has access to, options will vary. We pride ourselves on the highest level of customer communication and accuracy in estimates so that you can make an informed decision on all of your options.

For more information on replacing your commercial roof in the Boston and Hartford areas, contact us at Eagle Rivet Roofing today!