Estimating the cost of a commercial roof. Repair or replacement?

Repair or replace… that’s the question? In the commercial roof industry there are flat roofs and sloped roofs. Sloped roofs are less prone to leaks and standing water. The tried and true method for flat roofs over time has been the “hot mop”, otherwise called “bituminous” or “built up”. The other kid on the block, which isn’t “NEW”, has been the single ply, which is in the forms of TPO, EPDM, and PVC. In the last couple decades single ply material has proven to be a solid and reliable alternative, and in some instances even superior to built up roofs. Materials are very important and if you are not selling the place, then cutting corners is a mistake that will cost you down the road. If the former owners of your commercial building cut corners and you have to keep fixing your roof, then calculating the repairs against the cost of a new roof might make sense. Roofing repairs can add up quickly on a 10 to 20 year old roof, especially when the easily promised “20 year old warranties” are handed out like candy during big storm seasons by roofers who are also seasonal. Here today, but gone tomorrow when the cheaper materials were used for maximum profit. They can’t sustain those type of warranties, with the cheaper materials, so they go out of business, and then open a new company when the next big storm rolls through. Martin Commercial Roofing has been in business for over two decades. We are a full-service roofing company that is fully insured, and we make safety and security a priority. Our commercial roofing experience spans two decades and is a valuable asset to our customers. Communication is our greatest strength because we place a high priority on listening to our customers. Since our inception, we have established our reputation by providing top quality products, excellent workmanship, and efficient service. We have the knowledge, experience, and technology required to tackle virtually any roofing project. If you need an estimate to determine whether repairing it again is really worth it, then give us a call to help you figure it out.

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