What to expect when you’re about to have your commercial roof replaced.

So you’ve decided to replace your commercial roof, and you have lots of questions:

  • How long will it take?
  • How will it disrupt my business?
  • Will it be a messy process?
  • Is it noisy?

Let’s take a look at what you can expect during your commercial roof replacement project.

How long will it take?

The time needed to replace a flat commercial roof will depend on several factors:

  • The surface area of your roof
  • Old roof removal
  • Issues revealed after old roof removal
  • The number of penetrations (HVAC, venting, drains, etc.)
  • Weather

The Process

The first step in replacing your commercial roof is to prepare the existing structure. In most cases, this will involve the removal and disposal of the old roofing material. The type of roof you currently have will affect removal time. Sometimes a new roof can be placed over the existing insulation, significantly reducing project time.

It’s not uncommon to reveal issues in the roof’s integrity during the removal process. We pay close attention to locating and repairing those issues before moving on to installing the new roof.

Anything that penetrates through your roof creates an opportunity for leaks to develop. Rooftop HVAC units, electrical conduits, pipes, and drains require new flashing and sealing to prevent leaks from heavy rain or accumulating snow. The more penetrations – the more time required.

Weather conditions can also factor into the time required to replace your commercial roof. Inclement weather, especially with high winds or heavy precipitation, will cause delays.

We will provide you with an estimated timeline for your project so you’ll know what to expect if there are no significant surprises.

How will this disrupt those working or living in my building?

Your Mint Roofing installers are committed to minimizing the impact of their work on the people living or working in a building.

Since much of the work will be done out of plain sight on the rooftop, roof replacements tend to have less impact than parking lot resurfacing or interior repairs.

There may also be some disruptions to electrical service or heating and cooling functions, especially if the project requires the relocation of any utilities or HVAC units.

Our team will work closely with you to identify the proper setup/staging space for your project.

Will it be messy?

Much of the mess created by a commercial roof replacement takes place on the rooftop, out of sight. If the roof is large and removal is part of the project scope, you can expect large trucks to collect and haul away the old materials. We typically complete this process daily, minimizing the impact on your occupants.

Once your new roof installation is complete, we carefully clean the site leaving it free of debris and returning your facility to its original condition.

Will it be noisy?

There will be noise with your roof project, but we do our best to keep it to a minimum. Building and roof insulation from the living/working space inside will factor into noise levels.

There is also noise associated with the trucks that remove the old roof materials, but nothing that would be seriously disruptive to the occupants of your building.

In the end – it will all be worth it.

A new roof isn’t an exciting purchase by any means, and there is no question that it is expensive and disruptive. And chances are good that no one will ever see it or even know that you replaced it. But the peace of mind that comes with a new roof you can confidently depend on for the next 20-plus years is priceless.

Want more information about Commercial Roof Replacement?

We understand that commercial roof replacement can be a significant undertaking, but with the right roofing contractor by your side, the process can be smooth and hassle-free. At Mint Roofing, we have a team of experienced professionals ready to assist you with your commercial roof replacement needs.

Whether you’ve noticed signs of damage, leaks, or simply want to upgrade your roof for better protection and longevity, our experts are here to help. We specialize in a wide range of roofing materials and have the expertise to handle projects of all sizes and complexities.

Don’t let a deteriorating roof compromise the safety and functionality of your commercial property. Take the first step towards a durable and reliable roof by contacting Mint Roofing today. Our team will schedule a consultation, assess your roof’s condition, and provide you with a detailed plan tailored to your specific needs and budget.

Remember, a well-maintained roof is essential for the long-term success of your business. So, why wait? Reach out to Mint Roofing today at 952-473-8080 or visit our website to learn more about our commercial roof replacement services.

Invest in the future of your commercial property by choosing Mint Roofing as your trusted roofing partner. Contact us now and let us exceed your expectations with our exceptional service and expertise.

Phone:  952-473-8080

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Email: info@mintroofing.com 


Q: How do I know if my commercial roof needs replacement?

A: There are several signs that indicate the need for commercial roof replacement. These include persistent leaks, extensive water damage, sagging or uneven areas, frequent repairs, aging materials, and significant wear and tear. It’s best to consult a professional roofing contractor who can assess the condition of your roof and provide an accurate recommendation.

Q: How long does a commercial roof replacement project take?

A: The duration of a commercial roof replacement project depends on various factors, such as the size of the roof, the complexity of the job, and the weather conditions. Generally, a complete roof replacement can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. A professional roofing contractor will be able to give you a more precise estimate based on your specific project.

Q: What materials are commonly used for commercial roof replacement?

A: Commercial roofs can be replaced using various materials, depending on budget, building structure, and specific requirements. Some common materials for commercial roof replacement include single-ply membranes like TPO, PVC, or EPDM, built-up roofing (BUR) systems, metal roofing, and modified bitumen. Your roofing contractor can guide you in selecting the most suitable material for your commercial roof.

Q: Will I need to temporarily close my business during the roof replacement?

A: In most cases, closing your business during a commercial roof replacement is unnecessary. A professional roofing contractor will plan the project to minimize disruption to your operations. However, certain situations may require temporary closure or limited access to certain areas for safety reasons. Your roofing contractor will communicate any necessary arrangements and work out the best schedule for you.

Q: What should I do to prepare for a commercial roof replacement?

A: Before the roof replacement project begins, taking a few steps to prepare your commercial property is advisable. Clear the roof area of any loose objects, equipment, or debris. Inform your employees and tenants about the upcoming work and any necessary adjustments to their routines. Additionally, consider making alternative arrangements for parking or deliveries if access to certain areas may be temporarily restricted. Your roofing contractor will provide specific guidelines tailored to your project.