HOW TO EXTEND THE ROOF LIFE OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

HVAC System on Commercial Roof Building at Leak Seal Roofing in Camas, WA

As a commercial building owner or operator, you should know how to make your roof last longer. When you extend your roof’s life past the average expectancy, you maximize the value of your investment. Learn how commercial roof maintenance and restorations make your roof last longer and provide long-term cost savings.

MAKE YOUR ROOF LAST LONGER WITH A RESTORATION

No roof system lasts forever. Even long-lasting metal roofing may start to deteriorate after 40 years, depending on the level of maintenance and care given. When installed correctly, the average roof life of TPO and PVC roofing materials is 30 years.

Premature roof replacements are costly, and they can cause business downtime and inconvenience. Continuous roof repairs may extend the lifespan of your roof, but they don’t provide long-term savings. So how do you make your roof last longer without hurting your bottom line?

Commercial roof restorations are the perfect solution for businesses looking to extend roof life. Even better, they are about half the cost of a replacement and lost much longer than repairs. If your flat roof has reached the end of its life expectancy or shows signs of failure, talk to a trusted roofing contractor to find out if restoration is the right solution for you.

FLUID MEMBRANE COATINGS THAT EXTEND ROOF LIFE

Liquid membrane coatings are easily installed roof systems that add a new layer of protection over the existing substrate. As long as your decking and roof structure are in working condition, a restoration is an ideal way to extend roof life.

FIBERGLASS AND EMULSION ROOFING

A fiberglass and emulsion roof membrane is a cold roofing membrane, applied by spraying, that provides unmatched protection and makes your roof last longer. Emulsion roofing is incredibly versatile and applicable to virtually every type of roofing material.

Because of its application process, fiberglass and emulsion roofing remains incredibly flexible. The membrane’s elasticity not only enhances its durability and strength but also allows it to move with your building as it naturally expands and contracts. The chopped fiberglass installed with the emulsion plays a crucial role in extending your roof’s life past the average expectancy.

  • Additional benefits of emulsion membranes include:
  • Extends roof life by up to 20 years
  • 50% cost savings compared to replacement
  • Seamless, waterproof roof surface
  • Streamlined installation
  • No business downtime or material removal
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Can achieve class A fire rating
  • Simplified repairs

SILICONE ROOFING

Silicone roof coatings provide outstanding protection for commercial buildings as well. Especially effective against severe weather and ponding water, silicone acts as an impenetrable moisture barrier.

Silicone membranes benefit commercial buildings by providing:

  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Top-notch UV ray protection
  • Water resistance

EXTEND ROOF LIFE WITH COMMERCIAL ROOF MAINTENANCE

Commercial roof maintenance is one of the most critical aspects of extended roof life. Routine maintenance and roof inspections also extend the life of a roofing system by discovering minor issues and repairing them before they turn into costly problems. Not only does regular care help lower repair costs, but it also reduces the number of repairs needed.

A thoroughly cared for system is also significantly more likely to exceed its average roof life. Along with minor repairs, roofing professionals clear downed limbs, debris, and other things that could clog drainage systems or puncture roofing materials.

Commercial roof maintenance also keeps you informed about your roof. Each inspection includes a report that documents current conditions and provides a look at future needs to help you plan for upcoming projects.

LEAK SEAL ROOFING EXTENDS ROOF LIFE WHILE SAVING YOU TIME AND MONEY

Leak Seal Roofing is a locally owned and operated roofing company that has provided Washington and Oregon with the highest-quality commercial roofing services since 2005. As the creators of the fiberglass and emulsion restoration membrane known as the LeakSeal System, we are uniquely qualified to make your roof last longer.

Our free estimates and consultations help you choose the solutions that make your roof last longer and lower operating costs. To find out more about our fluid membrane restorations, contact us today.