Roof Repair vs. Roof Replacement

Ever wonder at what point you should consider replacing your commercial roof, rather than repairing it? Do it too soon, and you could waste money; but wait too long, and you could end up with irreversible damage. Making the right decision is the key to minimizing costs related to construction (and safety) of your business.

First, compare the age of your roof to its expected lifespan (which varies upon material). Depending on the issue you’re experiencing with your roof, this can help you decide whether to repair or replace.

If you are within the first half life of your roof and you have not experienced leaking previously, then you likely are only in need of a repair. If you have experienced a lot of leaking in more than one area, then it should be determined why the system is failing and how much it would cost to repair it. Usually, you can repair a leak in a roof that is otherwise still functional.

On the other hand, if your most recent leak is one of many, and the leak cannot be easily identified to one area, its likely time for a replacement. Full replacement is also recommended if insulation is not up to par, or if you’re looking for a long-term solution where you can utilize the latest roofing materials.

No matter which roofing service you’re in need of in the Minneapolis area, Palmer West Construction Company, Inc. can help. We provide exemplary workmanship and customer service, all at competitive prices. Request a quote or inspection today!

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