A church or school roof replacement is an expense that is difficult to budget for.
How do you know if it’s best to repair your commercial roof or if it’s time for a church or school roof replacement for your organization?
If you are an administrator of a school, a church, or on the board of a non-profit, you have the responsibility of maintaining your buildings. Your staff, students, and volunteers need to be in a safe and well-maintained environment. When it comes time to make repairs or replacements, you want to be sure to choose the best option for your needs while being good stewards of limited financial resources.
There is a saying that we use at Mint Roofing that helps stress the importance of routine maintenance and how it can extend the life of your commercial roof; “Eyes on your roof prevents raindrops on your head.” But while preventative maintenance can go a long way, there comes a time when roof replacement may be your best option.
When is a church or school roof replacementTim the Roofer, who recently retired after almost 30 years at Mint Roofing was known for educating customers on roof care and maintenance and he had some key indicators to help determine whether it’s time for a new roof.
According to Tim, there are 4 reasons to consider replacing the roof on your church or school:
1. The obvious – your roof is leaking and the effectiveness of maintenance has run out.
Leaks are not only annoying but they can cause serious damage to the interior of your building if left unchecked. If you’ve tried patching and repairs but the leaks keep coming back, it might be time to replace the roof.
2. If your commercial roof is 25 years old or older, you should probably consider replacing it.
As flat commercial roofs age, they start to show signs of wear and tear. If your roof is 25 years old or older, it may be time to consider replacing it.
There are several factors that contribute to the longevity of a flat commercial roof, including the type of materials used, the quality of the installation, the climate, and most importantly, how it has been maintained. In general, however, most flat commercial roofs will last between 20 and 30 years.
If your roof is approaching the end of its lifespan, you need to be proactive and start planning for a replacement. By doing so, you can avoid costly repairs down the road and ensure that your building is protected from the elements.
3. If you need a repair and receive a bid that is 8% or more of the cost to re-roof, it’s most cost-effective to install a new roof.
Repairs can sometimes be more expensive than a new roof. If you’re considering a repair but the bid is for eight percent or more of the cost to replace the roof, it’s probably time for a new roof.
A new roof is a big investment, but it’s an important one. By replacing your roof, you can avoid costly repairs down the road, extend the lifespan of your building, and protect your investment.
The bottom line is that replacing your roof is an investment. And like any investment, you want to be sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck.
4. If you are looking to increase energy efficiency and save money, a new roof can help.
If you’re looking to save money on energy costs, a new roof can help. By installing new insulation, you can increase your building’s energy efficiency and significantly reduce your energy bills over the life of your roof.
If you’re not sure whether your roof needs to be replaced, it’s always a good idea to consult with a professional roofing contractor. They will be able to assess the condition of your roof and provide you with expert advice on what needs to be done.
At Mint Roofing, our job is to help you maintain, troubleshoot, and anticipate roof problems before they happen . . . but no roof lasts forever. When a new roof is necessary, you need to invest wisely and responsibly. Choosing quality materials and installation over the lowest bid invariably results in longevity and savings throughout the life of your roof.
Give us a call at (952) 473-8080 to discuss your commercial roofing needs for your church or school roof replacement. We’re happy to discuss your options and provide our recommendations.