How To Know If A Commercial Building Needs A New Roof?

Damage to a roofing structure calls for one of 2 different actions: a call for repairs or the scheduling of the roof’s replacement. How does the owner of a commercial building know which of those actions to take?

Factors to consider, when deciding between the 2 options:

What is the condition of the roof, and what is the condition of the insulation? If a rooftop’s overall condition is good, but it has a defect in a single spot, then it makes sense to concentrate on the localized defect.

On the other hand, the roofing might display fundamental damage. Externally it might suffer cracks or holes; internally it might have aided creation of discolored tiles on the ceiling. Either problem suggests the advisability of a roof replacement.

Where is the damage located? If the damage were ignored, could it affect the operation of the business that is carried out in the roof-damaged building? Repairs allow a team to address an immediate problem. Addition of a new roofing structure serves as preparation for future developments.

How much money has been set aside for handling problems in the rooftop? If funds are tight, it makes sense to repair a roofing structure, rather than replace it.

How long does the user of the building plan to remain at that same facility? The building owner needs to know how long the money from the lease will be delivered to the owner’s banking account, or to the owner’s mailbox. If the existing tenant plans to leave soon, there seems little reason for investing in a new roof, until potential new tenants have made an appearance.

The building’s owner should work closely with the roofing contractor.

Ideally, that owner can negotiate a price with the roofing company in San Jose. In that way, the negotiated price should be an amount that comes close to whatever charge the owner’s bank account could handle. Otherwise, the contractor might lose a client, and that same client could end up losing a building with a suitable roofing structure.

In addition to negotiating the project’s price, the buyer (building owner) and the seller (roofing contractor) need to agree on a date for starting the repairs or replacement. Both must look at their calendars and find a time when they are least busy.
The buyer/owner does not want to have people working on the building’s roof at a time when that same structure is getting maximum use. By the same token, the seller/contractor does not want to commit to a time slot when the paid workers would have multiple projects to complete. Contractors understand how long a given project should take. Once that timeline has been revealed, the buyer and seller should finally set the project’s starting date.

Mariano Renteria

Author Mariano Renteria

Mariano is more than just the owner of Falcon Roofing—he’s the heart of our company. His commitment to our customers, employees, and community sets the tone for everything we do. He is a night owl who enjoys ocean fishing, spending time with his family, and the occasional slice of apple pie. He organizes yearly trips for all their workers, emphasizing the importance of team building and camaraderie.

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