The fact is, most people don’t look forward to replacing their commercial roofs. They prefer to opt for less expensive repairs and hope for the best. An endless series of repairs doesn’t always help, and in case of extensive damage or wear, the best option is a commercial roof replacement.

While the function of any roof – residential or commercial – is to protect your home or business and the things in it, commercial roof replacement can be more complicated and requires expertise.
At High Roofing, Edmonton, we provide a full range of roofing services, including inspection, maintenance, repairs, and replacement for residential as well as commercial customers.

Are Commercial Roofs Different from Residential Roofs?

To the average person, commercial and residential roofs may appear similar, but there are a few differences. Commercial roofs are:

  • Mostly flat or with a low slope
  • Sturdier as they may need to carry goods or freight
  • Have several exit pipes, smokestack systems, and airflow systems which are usually not found on residential roofs
  • Are much larger in area, especially commercial roofs for warehouses, industrial sites, factories, malls, and hospitals.

As reliable commercial roof contractors in Edmonton, our roofing pros are experienced in handling every roof issue, from minor repairs to full roof replacements.

Commercial Roof Replacement or Repair?

Several factors may affect the decision to repair or replace a commercial roof. The single most important factor is usually the age of the roof. Most commercial roofs last between 20 and 25 years, depending on how serious you’ve been about maintenance. Once they reach the end of their lifespan, there’s only so much that repairs can do; at this stage, you’ll probably need to consider a replacement.

If you notice damp spots on or near the ceiling and interior walls, it could indicate leaking. While it’s possible to repair an isolated leak, multiple roof leaks could indicate a bigger problem. In this case, the roof is no longer doing its job and may need to be replaced.

Similarly, visible damage like cracks, bubbles, or blisters indicates that the roof needs to be replaced. At High Roofing, our friendly staff is happy to walk you through the process and update you with any information you need.

Alternatives to Commercial Roof Replacement

In some instances, it may be possible to fix roofing issues with the help of alternative solutions. If the roof insulation is not wet and there is only one roof layer, adding an elastomeric membrane can help extend its life.

Once you call us, our friendly Edmonton roofers will inspect your roof, assess the damage, and review solutions for the long term. While we’re happy to offer commercial roof repair and replacement options, you make the final decision according to your preferences.

Hiring inexperienced or amateur roofers often results in costly repairs sooner or later. Our efficient roofing team at High Roofing knows how to protect your goods and interiors while the roof is being repaired or replaced.

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