As with any residential structure, the roof is one of the most important structural components of any building. Not only is the roof responsible for much of the strength of your overall building, but it’s also were most of your venting components are located. Perhaps more importantly, the roof is essential for keeping the elements—rain, cold, critters, and so on—out and keeping your infrastructure sound. When problems develop with the roof, it doesn’t take long for those issues to migrate deeper into the structure, causing mold, rot, and further damages—costing you money and time.
But your roof pays a price for protecting your business or property. The sun, the rain, and the wind all slowly weather away at your roof. But that’s by design. If Mother Nature wasn’t weathering your roof, it would be weathering the rest of the structure, and that would be even more costly. But this means that, occasionally, your roof needs to be replaced and repaired. For commercial properties, such as extensive apartment complexes, this can be a formidable investment, and it’s tempting to put it off for as long as possible. But your roof is the backbone of your building’s defense against the elements: taking care of it will pay off in the long run.
Simple weathering isn’t the only reason your roof can be in need of repair. Inclement weather, which is pretty common in Minnesota, can also cause damage to your roof. Severe thunderstorms can drop large hail, which leaves a trademark damage signature, not to mention the damage that high winds and heavy rains can bring about. If you’ve just experienced a severe thunderstorm, it’s not a bad idea to have your roof inspected just to make sure there isn’t some damage that’s opening you up to bigger problems.
Most rooftops in the Twin Cities utilize asphalt shingles, so it’s likely your roof does as well, especially if you operate any kind of residential complex. If your property is a warehouse or other commercial enterprise, the content of the roof may be slightly different. However, Exterior Contracting, Inc, has experience with roof repair and replacement jobs in the Twin Cities with a wide variety of commercial properties. We’ll be able to recognize any issues with your roof and get them mitigated, so you can continue to have the peace of mind that comes with having a great roof.
Roof replacement on a commercial scale is difficult to estimate without an on-site inspection, as every commercial enterprise is unique. But there are some variables that will help determine the overall cost of the project. First, our estimators look at the overall scope of the project. Many apartment complexes, for example, elect to repair and replace all of their roofs simultaneously, while others replace roofs on a rotating basis to save on cost. Which method you choose to pursue will have an effect on the overall cost.
Likewise, the desired timeline for the project will impact the overall cost. The shorter the timeline, generally, the higher the cost. However, some of this extra cost can be mitigated through careful planning, so a longer lead time on projects can help reduce the cost of a project that must be completed quickly. Likewise, so-called “bulk” projects (such as repairing or replacing many roofs at once) can introduce some areas where efficiencies can lead to cost-savings, such as the rental of equipment.
Most of these variables can be more accurately ascertained with an on-site estimate and with the type of project planning we bring to all of our commercial projects. So if you’re worried about your roof, contact Exterior Contracting, Inc, and we’ll be happy to provide an estimate.
After all, your roof is a shield against the onslaught of Mother Nature. If that shield develops cracks or leaks, you can be looking at swiftly rising costs and damages associated with that, and that means you need a roofing expert in Minneapolis. A leaky roof can mean water damage, erosion, mold, and so on—even risking the very foundation of your building if the leak is severe enough. The solution is to make sure that your roof is always in a position to continue protecting your building.
Sometimes that means regular maintenance. Your roof has a limited lifespan, and it’s always in your interest to replace your roof before that lifespan expires. Likewise, if you do discover damage, you’ll save yourself money in the long run by correcting that damage immediately. So if you think it might be time for your commercial property to repair or replace a roof, contact the experts at Exterior Contracting, Inc., for an immediate consultation.