The roof is the most important part of a building. Serving as the main barrier between the outside elements and your building, the state of your roof should always be something you take seriously. If you’ve noticed sudden changes in your building, like leaks or water damage, or your roof was damaged in some way due to severe weather or some other accident, choosing whether to have your roof repaired or replaced may seem like a very difficult decision. Fortunately, ABR Construction can help you determine which route is best. Let the roofing professionals at ABR Construction, located in Nicholasville, Kentucky, help you determine if your business’s roof needs to be repaired, patched, or replace.
Repairs and Patching
If the damages to your roof are minimal; missing shingles, peeling metal, or a small section that needs to be patched, repairs will be a much more cost-effective option. But, if the damages are slightly more significant, like something that damages the roof structure, repairs may not be the best choice. Before you decide to repair a leaking or damaged roof, it’s important that you take the age of your roof into account when deciding on repairs. If your roof is past its warranty, usually 20-30 years, repairs and patches will not be as meaningful and could end up costing you more money in the long run because your roof will likely have problems again, and much sooner than a newer roof would. As roofs age, the costs of repairs will continue to increase. But, if your roof is still young, and you have damage from sudden bad weather or other events that caused direct damage to its function, repairs and patches are an excellent and lasting solution to these problems.
As mentioned, the older a roof is, the more likely replacement will be a better option. If your roof has significant issues, like leaks, water damage, or visible light through attic boards, these typically mean that larger scale repairs will be needed. While a younger roof could possibly be repaired when showing these signs, an older roof is not as durable and resilient, and you’ll end up throwing more money into repairs down the line. As for damages incurred from severe weather, replacement is the best option if the repairs needed are extensive. If any structural damage is caused, it’s safer and cheaper to have the roof completely replaced to avoid potential problems in the future could lead to replacement regardless of the previous repairs.
Because everything ages and accidental damages can occur, it is important that you monitor the functionality of your roof and have it inspected on a regular basis. Inspecting your roof can help to avoid costly replacements if the issues are caught early enough to be repaired. Before deciding if you should replace or repair your roof, contact the professionals at ABR Construction and let us help you make the right decision for your commercial business. At ABR Construction, serving Danville, Richmond, Mount sterling, Georgetown, Hazard, Pikeville, Somerset, Liberty, and London, Kentucky, we specialize in commercial roof repair and commercial reroofing. Our team of experienced professionals will help you determine the costs of repairs and the costs of replacement, so you can make the right choice for your business and budget. For more information or to set up a consultation, contact ABR Construction today.