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Have you already gone through a few warehouse roof repairs? Then maybe a warehouse roof replacement is in your future. Consider this: Your facility’s roof is an essential resource. If it fails, the potential for damage to your facility and its contents is immense. Investing the time to consider your roofing options with care makes sense. After all, warehouse roofing is a specialized field of commercial roofing. Here’s what you need to know if you plan to replace your warehouse’s roof.

Warehouse Roof Replacement Tips

Assess Your Existing Roof

A plan works best when you have a clear view of your starting point. Having an expert assessment of your existing roof done by a trusted roofing contractor gives you an idea of your options. Is there significant damage? Does it need repair? Is it beyond the point where repairs are enough? How much longer can you reasonably expect it to serve you?

Consider Your Company’s Needs

Many warehouse roofs are flat; therefore, they sometimes are multi-use. Will your company use the roof for activities requiring foot traffic, like gardening or solar panels? Are tax incentives available for businesses upgrading their roofing during a commercial roof replacement? Ideally, commercial roofs last for decades, so having a clear idea of your company’s needs now and in the future helps you select the best roof for your facility.

Warehouse Roofing Options

The majority of warehouse construction has flat or low-slope roofs. There are a variety of systems available. Each has its own pros and cons, so in-depth discussions with an experienced industrial roofing contractor are invaluable. Some of the most popular commercial roofing options include the following:

  • EPDM roofing. EPDM, or ethylene propylene diene monomer, is a synthetic rubber roofing membrane that’s widely used on low-slope roofs. It’s durable, flexible, resistant to ultraviolet rays, fire, and grease, and gets high wind ratings. It’s also considered an environmentally friendly choice. It can also be a budget-friendly roofing option thanks to the potential for energy savings and affordable installation.
  • TPO roofing. Thermoplastic polyolefin, or TPO, is a single-ply rubber roofing. Like EPDM, it’s known for being a durable and long-lasting material that fares well under even harsh conditions.
  • Metal roofing. Metal roofing offers proven strength, amazing performance, and a surprising array of stylistic choices.

Roof Maintenance

Once you finish a commercial roof replacement, it must be properly maintained. Routine roof maintenance assures optimal performance while protecting your property, ensuring the best possible return on your investment.

When exploring options, it’s important to discuss the necessary steps for maintaining your new roof. Some roof types are easier to maintain than others. Before any work begins, discuss what maintenance is required with an industrial general contractor handling your roofing project. Ensure you’re ready to commit to the maintenance plan to keep the roof in tip-top shape.

When you’re searching for a warehouse roof replacement, reach out to CBF Contracting. We’re certified in the installation of TPO Commercial Roofing and EPDM Roofing. Lean on our experience to feel confident when your commercial roof is in our hands. Contact us today to discuss your roofing needs.

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