Frequently Asked Questions in Commercial Roofing
We understand that choosing the right roofing contractor and system for your commercial property is a significant decision. To assist you in making an informed choice, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions related to our services, expertise and industry best practices.
Q: How do I determine the best roofing solution for my commercial roof?
A:There are a variety of important factors to consider when choosing a roofing solution for your commercial building! Sun exposure, slope, the purpose of the commercial building and the external environment are just a few of the factors that determine the type of solution that is needed. A CentiMark representative can work with you to determine the best roofing solution based not only on your building but on the needs of your business as well.
Q: Do I have to have a complete tear-off or can I reroof?
A:When it comes to your commercial roof, whether a complete tear-off or reroofing is required depends on various factors. These include the condition of your existing roof, local building codes, regulations, your specific goals and budget. In some cases, a complete tear-off may be recommended. This involves removing the existing roof down to the deck before installing a new roof system. A tear-off allows for a thorough inspection of the substrate and the opportunity to address any underlying issues, ensuring a solid foundation for the new roof. However, reroofing, which involves installing a new layer of roofing material over the existing roof, may be a viable option under certain circumstances. Reroofing can provide cost and time savings. However, it's important to note that reroofing is not always suitable or permitted, especially if the existing roof has significant damage or multiple layers. To determine whether a complete tear-off or reroofing is the right choice for your commercial property, we recommend scheduling a thorough roof evaluation by our experienced professionals. Contact us today for a free comprehensive commercial roof evaluation.
Q: What is the average timeframe for a commercial roofing project?
A:The average timeframe before construction even begins on a commercial roofing project is 4-6 weeks. Materials need to be purchased, a safety plan needs to be implemented - a lot of preparation takes place! A good contractor’s backlog is typically 6 weeks. Once construction begins, the amount of time it takes to complete your roofing project depends on the size of your roof and the scope of the project. This is why we recommend you schedule your roofing project sooner rather than later!
Q: When is the best time to get my commercial roofing project scheduled?
A:Our general rule of thumb is the sooner, the better! However, there are busier times during the year to keep in mind. Roofing season generally spans between mid-summer and early fall, and backlogs are usually the highest during this time. Don’t forget, prolonging could lead to more damages and additional costs. Overall, it’s best to schedule your roofing project when you have planned for it!
Q: How do I know if I am in need of repairs or a replacement?
A:The best way to know whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced is with an inspection. An inspection will help you gain a thorough understanding of the condition of your roof and help you determine the best course of action. At CentiMark, we provide photos, written documentation and recommendations based on our findings.
Q: Why is preventative maintenance for my roof important?
A:Preventative maintenance involves the routine care and upkeep of your roof to help maximize and extend the overall service life of your investment. Have a CentiMark Single Source Warranty? Don’t forget, preventative maintenance is part of the requirements under the terms of your warranty. A regular preventative maintenance program not only helps you extend the life of your roof, but it can also extend your roof warranty for an additional 5 years.
Q: What can I expect from CentiMark during my commercial roofing project?
A:It’s simple: safety, quality and partnership from start to finish. We are dedicated to consistently providing you with a roofing solution that exceeds your expectations, keeps you safe and gives you confidence. We provide you with project progress updates, seamless communication and will follow-up with you upon completion of your project.
Q: I have a leak and need service ASAP, is there a number I can call?
A:We’ve got you covered! Just call 855-483-1975 for our 24/7 emergency leak service. Our crews will be dispatched and mobilized to address the problem.
Q: I would like to understand the condition of my roof, but want to avoid personnel on my roof.
A:Absolutely! We have a variety of state-of-the-art programs that are designed to provide you in-depth data and information on the condition of your roof without the need for our associates to physically get up on your roof. With our 3D Virtual Site Assessment program, we can perform a detailed and thorough inspection of your roof utilizing state-of-the-art drone technology. We can then review the footage to complete different evaluation services.
Q: How do I know when my roof has reached the end of its service life?
A:The average service life for a commercial roof is 20-25 years. However, multiple factors can affect the condition of your roof. This can include weather events, damage from rooftop equipment, installation and the materials of your roof. The best way to determine the expected service life of your roof is to schedule an inspection to learn the current condition. To schedule an inspection, click here.
Q: I have multiple buildings that I manage. Is there a service to help me centralize my roofing data?
Q: Do you service residential roofs as well?
Q: Where are you located?