The advantages of commercial flat roofs
Property owners quickly notice the savings when choosing to install a commercial flat roof. Because flat roofs don’t need to be aesthetically pleasing, we can offer you cheaper materials. With no slope, installation involves less risk, making labor cheaper as well.
Another advantage of a commercial flat roof system is easy maintenance. With a flat surface, you can inspect the siding, clean the gutters, and take note of any tears in the roofing material without worrying about your balance. Flat roofs are a safer alternative to their sloped counterparts.
While flat roofs have been around for many years, recent material developments have made them more beneficial for commercial property owners. Flat roofs can be installed with a shiny surface to deflect sunlight. Your building remains cooler during the summer, decreasing the amount of electricity you use for air conditioning and lowering your utility bill.
Flat roof replacement and repair in Markham is faster than fixing or installing a residential roof. Some jobs can even be completed in less than a day, so you can get back to work quickly.
If you own a commercial rental property in the city, your tenants may not have much useable outdoor space. To expand their horizons, a flat roof can be used as a garden space or patio. You can also use that extra space to install a satellite dish or solar panels.
The importance of flat roof repair
Your roof is an integral part of protecting your biggest commercial asset: the property where you conduct business and earn your income. A roof in disrepair is a safety hazard to you and your employees and a risk to costly inventory and equipment. By keeping up with maintenance and repair, you can:
- Protect your building’s structural integrity
- Prevent extreme weather damage from snow, hail, and windstorms
- Keep employees and customers safe within your building
- Extend the life of your roof
- Clean out mildew or mold build-up caused by leaks or flooding
Many commercial property owners are tempted to ignore a small leak, or worse, try to patch it themselves with no experience, because they think it will save them money. While that DIY kit may cost less than a professional roofer, you might not be aware of any extensive damage beneath the roof’s surface. You could just be putting a Band-Aid over a geyser, which means an expensive mess somewhere down the line.
When it’s time to give up on repair
Pushing a customer into paying for a roof replacement when they only need a repair is a common practice for shady contractors. They insist that by the time you see a leak, the water damage is so extensive that a patch will last less than a year. Then they describe in full detail the mold and rot in the wood beneath.
Scary stuff, right? So, how can you tell when it’s really time to replace a flat roof rather than repair it? Ask yourself the following questions:
- Is the rest of your roof in good condition?
- Was the damage caused by wind or hail?
- Can the problem area be covered with a small patch?
If your roof meets these conditions, you likely only need a repair. At Top Roofing Contractors Inc., we believe in honesty. If you don’t need a flat roof replacement, we’re not going to try to sell you one.
Why you should hire a commercial flat roof professional
Flat roof replacement and repair in the Markham, Ontario area is best left to one of our licensed contractors. We’ll work with you to make sure the job is done right, from planning to completion. Our highly skilled roofers are trained to:
- Provide honest references from similar jobs with past clients
- Perform maintenance and repair for minor damage
- Offer expert advice on flat roofing systems and replacement materials to keep your building up to code
- Install a long-lasting flat roof system that fits your budget
Knowing the best way to approach a roofing repair or installation can save you a lot of time and costly mistakes. By hiring our contractors as soon as you start, you’ll rest assured knowing you have the best materials, and consummate professionals to handle them, on your side.
Our Top Roofing Contractors Inc. team provides full-service roofing solutions, including residential roofing installation and flat roof replacement and repair, throughout the Markham, Ontario area. To discuss the best roofing options for your home or business, call us today.