Professional roof replacement – What you should expect

Owning a commercial property can come with a great deal of difficulties, one being the need for structural repair and maintenance. Over years a constant ‘wear and tear’ on the building will contribute to necessary restorations, and improper care will more than likely call for complete replacements of various components.

Replacing a roof is one of the most common concerns, and this can be overwhelming for a first-time commercial property owner.

This article will act as a guideline on how to contact a roofing contractor and complete a stress-free roof replacement.

1. Finding a contractor

The first step in having your building’s roof professionally replaced is to find a reliable industrial roofing contractor. This can seem a daunting task, but it is actually rather simple. All you need do is conduct an online search for industrial roofing contractors within your area and then examine their websites thoroughly. It is also recommended that you locate and read different testimonials written by previous clients. These testimonials will provide you with an insight into the contractor’s reliability, efficiency and quality of service.

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2. Understanding the cost

Once you have decided on several industrial roofing contractors, it is recommended you obtain comprehensive estimates for the overall cost of the roof replacement project. This is necessary as a roof replacement budgets differ dependent on various facts including the following:

The size and the slope of the roof

As can be imagined, the price of a roofing replacement project will vary according to the size and amount of material being used. A roof that is large will require a greater amount of material and manpower, thus will be subject to a more costly estimate. However, a smaller roof requires less material and less manpower, consequently a smaller estimate. Furthermore, a roof that is steep will present with inaccessibility and is often very slippery making the project difficult to complete. The greater the level of difficulty, the higher the cost of the roof replacement.

The height of the roof

As is mentioned above, the steepness of the roof can influence the estimate roofing contractors will supply for a roof replacement. However, the height of a roof will be another deciding factor as high roofs are often as inaccessible and dangerous as steep ones. Many roofing contractors prefer to replace and repair roofs on lower levels in comparison to those on raised levels, and this is usually reflected in quotes.

The property area

The price of a roof replacement can be greatly dependent on the property area. Those properties built in areas with a high cost of living will often present with high roof replacement estimates; however, roof replacement projects in low cost areas are less expensive.

The material being used

There are various different types of materials that one can use as roof covering and a professional roofing contractor will advise on the best material for your situation. However, it’s important that you are aware that the different type of materials will contribute to the level of overall expense and price of your roof replacement. Of course, at the end of the day, the choice is yours depending on your budget.

Your turn

As can be seen, finding an industrial roof replacement contractor is not exceptionally daunting. By completing research you will have a thorough understanding of what to expect when dealing with various industrial roofing companies.

  1. Do you have any noticeable problems with your roof?
  2. Do you have a specific question about your roof?
  3. Are you looking for a professional roofing company to help you?

If you are looking for help and assistance with commercial roof replacement, inspections or assessments, please call Industrial Roofing Scotland today on 01592 372573.

Have a great day,

Jamie.