Commercial roofs are built to last longer than their residential counterparts, but that doesn’t mean you won’t ever replace them. They are arguably pricier, too, so before you accept the commercial roofing estimate for your upcoming replacement project, you should be aware of the main factors that will affect its cost. Lifetime Roofing lists four.
1. Roof Size and Dimensions
One of the more obvious factors is the size. The larger the roof or the area that needs replacement, the higher the cost. This is why some property owners choose partial roof replacement instead.
2. The Extent of the Damage
In case you’re replacing the roof because it has sustained damage, its extent will also affect its cost. Patching up a leak when it’s just starting is relatively cheap and easy, whereas addressing a leak left unchecked for years often involves repairing the damaged roof structure as well. Storm damage is also costly but when you work with our team, we can assist you with your roof damage insurance claim.
3. Roofing Material
The kind of material for your new roofing will also affect the cost of your replacement. Built-up roofing tends to be relatively cheap, while specialized commercial roofing systems like TPO, EPDM, and synthetic slate systems often cost more.
4. Roof Slope
While most commercial properties prefer completely flat roofs, low-sloped variants are relatively common. The slope of the roof itself is contributing factor to the cost of your replacement because steep roofs are considered un-walkable and will require additional safety measures before the roofers can actually work on it. Because of this and the extra amount of time necessary, the cost of your replacement might be more than you expect.
Lifetime Roofing offers complete commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (801) 928-8881 for more information. We assist property owners in Salt Lake City, UT with their commercial roofing concerns.