Roof Replacement Considerations

Flat roof replacement is something that all building owners will have to do eventually. It is just part of owning a building. However, when it comes time to replace your roof, planning the replacement process is not as simple as booking a date and replacing the roof.




There are many other considerations that need to be taken into account, especially when it comes to building safety, health and safety and the impact a roof replacement will have on your building’s occupants.

Considerations for roof replacement will be unique to the type of building you own, how much work needs to be done, and the occupants who use your building. How you manage the project will vary based on the building type – is it a private corporation, apartment or condo building, industrial facility, or a school or hospital? Each one has its own unique set of considerations.

Building Safety

Safety needs to be a prime concern regardless of the type of building you own or manage. Unfortunately, since roofs are not something that you see or think about every day, it is easy to overlook issues or forget about them altogether – even though a roof in need of repair is the one part of your building that can do the most damage and be the most costly to repair.

The truth is that most facility managers fail to see the importance of replacing their roof until it is too late. They tend to wait for a roof malfunction or accident to happen before they seriously consider taking action and looking into roof replacement options.

For more information about the importance of commercial roof maintenance, please read our blog How Preventive Roof Maintenance Saves Money.

A dated and defective roof is a hazard for everyone. It is a hazard for the roofing technicians who are working on repairs, and it is a hazard to the people who work or live in the building. For this reason, roofs are the component of your building most frequently included in lawsuits.

Don’t Forget About Building Occupants

If you having roofing issues, dealing with a leak is not the only thing you need to be concerned with. You also need to think about how roofing issues impact your occupants.

Are the roofing problems causing issues for your occupants? Are they preventing them from doing business as usual? Are they interrupting their daily routine? If they are, you should expect to hear from them.

Not dealing with roofing issues could not only cost you money in terms of a roofing replacement bill, you could lose money due to interrupted production, the loss of tenants, or due to a lawsuit if someone is injured.

Every Roof Will Need to be Replaced Eventually – Replace It Before It’s Too Late

Deferred maintenance is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to roofing issues. Everyone is always trying to save a buck, especially in an age of cut backs and smaller operations budgets.  This is why managers and owners usually wait until they have no other choice to take action. They wait until that small leak becomes a major problem or, worse yet, until their roof has failed.

While you may think that waiting it out is saving you money, it will actually cost you more money in the long run. This is why preventive roofing maintenance is so important. While it will cost some money today, it will help you avoid paying for significant repairs in the future.

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