When Roof Replacement is Needed

When your commercial roof is damaged, it’s important to know whether the roof needs to be replaced or repaired. While repairs are the more affordable service, sometimes they just are practical or sensible from a financial standpoint. However, when you contact a roofer, they will be able to determine if you need a commercial building roof replacement or repair by inspecting the roofing system. The most typical reasons that a roof will need to be replaced are

  • Blisters on the surface of the roof.
  • Leaking that is going into your building.
  • The roof has been repaired a number of times.
  • There are very long cracks on the surface of the roof.
  • The roofing system is over 25 or 30 years old.
  • The seam of the roofing system is loose.
  • UV exposure has damaged the roof.
  • There has been a lack of maintenance on the roof.

If your commercial roof exhibits any of these issues, your roofing contractor is going to recommend that you get a roof replacement. If there are only minor issues with the roof, repairs will be the best bet for your roof. The most common types of commercial roofs are flat roofs, so if you are needing a new roof for your building, it’s important to consider your roof replacement options.

Commercial Flat Roof Replacement Options

Since commercial flat roofs are extremely popular, knowing what the roof material options are will make it easier when you are in the process of replacing your roof. There are a couple of commercial flat roofing materials to choose from.

Built Up Roofing

A Man Applying a PVC Membrane To a Roof

Flat Roof Replacement Options Include Built Up Roofing, Modified Bitumen, Roof Coatings, and Single Ply Roofing.

One of the most well-liked commercial flat roof options on the market is a built up roof. A built up roof is a roof that is made of several layers of fabric, asphalt, and gravel, which is why they are referred to as tar or gravel roofs. It’s a very inexpensive commercial roof, is fire resistant, and a great insulator, but the weight of the material can be pretty heavy on a roof.

Modified Bitumen

Modified bitumen is rolls are roofing that is made of asphalt. A great thing about this commercial roof choice is that it’s eco-friendly, is very durable, and can reflect sunlight, so it protects your roof from UV ray damage. However, it can become susceptible to damages if there is a lot of foot traffic on the roof because modified bitumen can tear easily when there is a lot of impact on it.

Roof Coatings

If your roof is on the verge of needing a roof replacement, getting a roof coating might be able to extend the lifespan. Instead of having your entire roof torn off, a roof coating can be applied directly to the roof and seal up any damages. There are four options for roof coatings, acrylic, elastomeric, polyurea, and silicone. If your roof is too damaged, then you might not qualify for a roof coating.

Single Ply Roofing

What is a single ply roofing system? A single ply roof is a roof membrane that has two types of membranes, thermoplastic, and thermoset. Single ply roofs are installed using one layer of membrane, which is able to protect a roofing system from UV damage and is completely waterproof. There three types of single ply roofs to choose from, EPDM, PVC, and TPO. Because the membranes are thin, they can be torn easily.

In terms of roofing, single ply roofs, tend to be the most popular when someone needs a roof replacement. There are many manufacturers who develop single ply roofs, with Duro-Last being the most popular. What is Duro-Last roofing? Duro-Last fabricates single ply membranes that are used on flat roofing systems. What is Duro-Last Roofing made of? The single ply roofing system that Duro-Last makes is PVC, so when people ask is Duro-Last PVC or TPO, the answer is PVC roofing. If you want a good material for your roof replacement, Duro-Last PVC roofing is a great choice.

Duro-Last Fully Adhered

A Picture of a Roll of PVC Membrane

Knowing the Cost and Lifespan of Duro-Last Can Help You Make a Better Decision.

When someone wants a Duro-Last PVC roof for their commercial property, it’s important to know that certain guidelines need to be followed. These guidelines include having a roofer who is licensed to install Duro-Last, the membrane needs to be installed correctly, needs to following building codes, as well as plumbing and electrical codes, and the proper equipment and also a roof inspection need to be administered before a Duro-Last roof can be installed on a commercial building. While that’s important to know, many commercial property owners who are interested in Duro-Last, want to know, “How much does a Duro last roof cost?” and “How long does a Duro last roof last?” These are important things to know, as a new roofing system is an investment for a building. The average price per square feet for this type of roofing is going to range from $2.50 to  $3.75. In terms of how long this roofing system will last, it will last up to 15 or 30 years on a commercial roof. So while the upfront expense of the roof is going to be higher, it’s going to last for several decades.

If you are wanting a Duro-Last roof for your roof replacement in Oklahoma City, OK, call the experts at Chisholm Trail Roofing & Construction. Just as you wouldn’t call any plumber if you had freezing pipes, you wouldn’t call any roofer to install Duro-Last roofing. To get more information about our roofing company and our services, call us at (405) 470-9115.