Putting a new flat roof on your commercial property is a costly undertaking, so it’s understandable if you postpone it as long as possible. While you’re trying to get every bit of value from your existing roof, it’s smart to develop a replacement plan now, so you’re prepared when you’re advised that your old roof is no longer repairable. Here’s an overview of what the best plans entail:
Choosing a Dependable, Experienced Installer
Who you hire to install your new roof directly impacts its performance and longevity. To find the best flat roofing contractors in Kansas City, make sure each one you’re considering is well-established, fully insured and certified by leading material manufacturers. Check each contractor’s references too, and make sure that they offer a full range of roofing services including inspections, maintenance, repairs and 24-hour emergency response.
Investigating all the Available Roofing Options
Instead of simply installing the same kind of roof that’s on the building now, ask your chosen roofer to recommend alternatives and provide pertinent details so you can weigh your options. The basic information you need to learn about each one includes its suitability for our Kansas City climate, whether there are any special installation requirements, the material’s life expectancy, and its ongoing maintenance needs.
Budgeting for the Anticipated Replacement Cost
In addition to helping you weigh the pros and cons of different roofing systems, your roofer can provide cost estimates so you have all the information needed to make an informed choice. Once you’ve decided on a particular type of material, you can start budgeting for your upcoming capital improvement and/or investigate different financing options.
Developing a Replacement-Day Action Strategy
Depending on the type of material being installed, re-roofing a commercial building can be noisy, messy, disruptive and even dangerous for your staff, tenants or the public. By planning your roof replacement well in advance, you also have time to develop an action strategy to help minimize any concerning issues that might arise.
Planning a Preventive Maintenance Program
Once you’ve solidified your replacement plans, your contractor can help you develop a maintenance program to protect your new roofing asset. Starting off, it should include twice-yearly inspections and a preventive maintenance routine so developing issues are caught and corrected promptly.
For help formulating a roof replacement plan for your property, contact us at Bill West Roofing, your expert flat roofing contractors serving the Kansas City area.
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