Commercial Roof Replacement
Commercial Roof Replacement Services in Fort Worth
As a business owner, investing in a durable roof is critical. An adequate roofing system adds aesthetic appeal to your building while protecting everyone and everything inside. Keeping your property safe from the elements and free of damage is crucial. Texas Select Construction offers various services to provide a roof that fits your budget and needs.
Sometimes, repairs can effectively address natural wear and tear, damage, and other roofing issues. However, some damage is too extensive to fix. If the roof on your commercial property is at the end of its lifespan, you might have to replace it entirely. Turn to a contractor with years of experience for your commercial roofing needs.
At Texas Select Construction, we know how to handle the most complicated commercial roofing projects. We provide personalized services to ensure you get the roof that meets your requirements. Call us at 817-770-0744 for your free inspection today.
Choosing Between a Roof Repair or Replacement
You might think repairing your roof is more cost-effective than a total replacement. It can be, but multiple repair costs add up over time. Eventually, you spend more money on all repair jobs combined than on one replacement, which ends up lasting longer.
On older roofs, you save money in the long run by choosing a replacement. This is especially true if you must address multiple areas of significant damage and other problems.
Texas Select Construction can assess your building to determine whether a replacement is necessary. We will explain the benefits and disadvantages of each service so you can make an informed decision. We will only suggest a replacement if it suits your needs.
Common Reasons to Replace a Commercial Roof
Multiple factors might necessitate a roof replacement instead of a repair, including:
- Structural damage – Damage can compromise the structural integrity of a commercial building. A roofer might be unable to resolve fissures or cracks from an aging roof or wear and tear from outside elements with simple repairs. Many roofs have a lifespan of 30 years or less. Repairs beyond a roof’s lifespan can be more costly than replacing the entire roofing system.
- Water damage – If water finds its way to the interior parts of your building, it could be a sign that a complete roof replacement is needed. Leaks can cause additional damage and eventually lead to a collapsed roof. A total replacement might be the best option to avoid ruining the building’s contents and injuring employees and visitors.
- Unsightly appearance – An outdated or damaged roof isn’t aesthetically pleasing. It might deter potential customers or cause you to lose business. You should consider replacing the roof to transform your commercial property and keep it looking attractive and new. A new roof improves the appearance and increases the value of your property.
Common Roofs and Materials for Commercial Roofing Projects
At Texas Select Construction, we offer various roofing options for your commercial business. We can inspect your roof and explain the types and materials we think will work well for your property.
A flat roof is the most popular choice for commercial buildings because of the relatively low installation cost and simple maintenance. Workers can walk on a flat roof more easily than other types to perform minor repairs and routine maintenance. Installing solar panels is also a straightforward process if you are concerned about energy efficiency.
Sloped roofs are common for residential homes. However, more businesses are opting for sloped roofs to address the drainage issue flat roofs create. Whether you select a steep or slight pitch, a sloped roof allows water to run off and prevents standing water that can lead to flooding and other problems.
After determining the type of roof you want, choosing a material is the next step. Texas Select Construction offers affordable and durable roofing materials for any commercial property.
Modified Bitumen Roofs
A modified bitumen roof can work for your business if the building is flat or low-sloped. Five layers mimicking asphalt can protect your commercial property from the outside elements for ten to twenty years.
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) Roofs
TPO is a popular choice. The material is synthetic and single-ply, making it effective on flat commercial roofs. However, it can also provide benefits for sloped roofs.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) roofs
PVC is similar to TPO. However, it is not the exact same roofing material. It can protect commercial buildings from poor weather conditions on slightly sloped or flat roofs. A properly installed PVC roof has a lifespan of 25 years.
Built-Up Roofing (BUR)
BUR roofs contain layers of gravel and tar and provide 15 to 30 years of durability. The material can withstand strong winds, rain, and other environmental factors.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)
An EPDM roof is ideal for sloped roofs. Comprised of synthetic rubber and made of propylene and ethylene, it offers exceptional durability for 20 to 30 years with adequate maintenance.
The price of roofing materials can fluctuate. Contact us for an official quote.
How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Commercial Roof?
The cost of a new commercial roof varies considerably. You should get a quote from Texas Select Construction to determine the scope of work and costs associated. Below are multiple factors that can contribute to the cost of a commercial roof replacement.
Size and Materials
The size of your commercial roof will significantly affect the replacement cost. A larger roof requires more materials which means more money. For example, replacing the roof on a single-family rental home will cost less than a roof replacement for a shopping mall.
The materials you select for the project will also factor into the final cost. The price will depend on the price per square foot of your chosen material and the square footage of your commercial roof.
Typically, commercial buildings have a flat or sloped roof. While flat roofs are more common, some aren’t entirely flat. They often have a slight slope to prevent water buildup, directing the water toward the gutters.
A sloped roof has a peak, as you can find on residential homes. It is less common than a flat roof, but commercial buildings can have them.
Typically, commercial flat roofs cost less than sloped roofs. They’re also safer and easier for roofers to navigate.
The cost of a new commercial roof involves more than the roof itself and the materials you choose. Pricing also includes the cost of labor. A contractor can charge for labor depending on accessibility. This refers to a contractor’s challenges accessing the roof.
Accessibility can include factors such as:
- Building height
- Property access
- Material storage areas
Skyscrapers need cranes to carry and lift materials, so labor costs are more expensive than replacing a roof on a two-story apartment complex. Transporting and storing roofing materials within the contractor’s reach can also affect the price. Accessibility is often tricky in a densely populated city.
Occupancy is also essential in determining the cost of replacement services. The contractor must account for the health, safety, and comfort of everyone in an occupied building. It can increase the price if roofers must complete the job on weekends or at night to mitigate the risk of occupant injuries.
An underlayment consists of materials under a finished roof, such as:
- Cover board
- A structure like a metal or wood deck
- Additional substrates
The condition of the underlayment can directly impact the cost of replacing the roof. Significant damage means it also needs replacing, increasing the final expense.
As a commercial property owner, you must meet various local and state codes. These codes can affect numerous aspects of a roofing project, such as:
- Fire resistance
- Decking or substrate
- Wind loads
- Slope dimensions
You might have to pay more for labor or materials to comply with the required codes.
Your warranty is the final factor that can contribute to the cost of replacing your roof. A replacement service is a significant investment. You want to ensure you spend your money wisely, so you should know what your warranty does and does not cover.
A warranty is included in every roofing project we handle at Texas Select Construction. They cover manufacturer defects (product warranty) and workmanship issues. Damage caused by weather events, lack of maintenance, and negligence will void warranties. That is why we created our Roof Asset Management Program so that you can make sure you get the necessary maintenance you need to keep your roof warranty valid.
Contact Us Today For Help With Your Roof Replacement Project
At Texas Select Construction, our dedicated team provides our customers with dependable roofing services that meet specific deadlines and budgets. We will advise you of our many options and guide you on the decisions that can provide the ultimate protection for your commercial property.
Ask us about our Roof Asset Management (RAM) Program for quality and cost-effective maintenance. With our program, you will receive 24/7 monitoring and priority response, yearly inspections, warranty compliance, and proactive cleanings. When disaster strikes, you can avoid unnecessary expenses on repairing damage and other roofing issues.
Call Texas Select Construction at 817-770-0744 today for a free commercial roof inspection. Let our experienced professionals transform your roof with our quality replacement services.
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