The Importance of Immediate Roofing Repairs

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Owning any type of property requires a lot of upkeep and regular maintenance. Regular maintenance acts as a preventative method to prevent larger and costlier repairs from being needed. Commercial property owners generally are required to make repairs in a timelier manner. A residential property owner may have the ability to choose when they complete repairs. However, in most cases, a commercial property owner is responsible for providing a safe and sheltered environment for the employees and the customers of the company. The roof is one of the most commonly needed repairs for both residential and commercial properties.

The roof is an essential part of any property. It provides shelter and it holds each of the walls together. A minor problem in a roof can lead to a much larger problem. For example, if there is a minor leak in a roof, it can cause flooding or even mold growth inside of the property. The minor roof repair then turns into a much larger and pricier project. Water damage costs an average of $2,386 to fix, with removing standing water at an average reported cost of $2,688. Wind damage is significantly more at $5,757, sometimes reaching $10,000 or more and fire and smoke damage often reaches $4,172.

Neglecting a roof repair can lead to any of these problems. These types of problems in a commercial building can cause the building to be shut down. This can have many financial negative aspects for the commercial business. It can also affect the reputability of the business. If customers feel that the business is unsafe to frequent, they are unlikely to return to it.

Although commercial roofing and roof care projects can be expensive, they are generally worth the cost. A property owner who chooses to replace their roof can usually expect a quality roof with no problems for many years. Also, the price of the commercial roofing repair is much less than the repairs that can add up from not repairing or replacing the commercial roofing. A standard 2200 to 2600 square foot roof will cost homeowners between $1000 and $4000 to fully replace, professionals will charge $2000 to $8500. Roofers charge for their work using what are known as squares. One ten foot by ten foot patch of roof makes a square, meaning the average roof has between 22 and 26 squares to be replaced. The commercial roofing repair works in much the same way. A commercial property owner looking to get an accurate pricing quote for a specific commercial property can consult with a roof contractor.

Roofs need to be repaired every few years. They need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years. If a property owner plans to invest a small percentage every year, they will have the funds necessary to complete these important projects. A commercial business owner, for example, should put away a small amount per month. After so many months, they will have built up a repair fund for any necessary property repairs. This ensures that unexpected repair costs do not ruin the business. On average, homeowners and property owners will spend between 1 to 4% of a property?s value annually on maintenance and repairs, which tend to increase as the house ages. For a 200,000 home or property, that is at least $2,000 in repairs annually. This amount may be more for properties that are much larger.


Commercial roofing installation may be slightly more expensive than
a brand new roof installed onto a residential property. The commercial roofing is likely to be more expensive because it is responsible for sheltering large amounts of business materials. It may also have to cover a very large area, much larger than a residential property does.
Property owners are responsible for upkeep and repairs. Roofing is one of the most commonly needed and important repairs on a property. It is responsible for sheltering the property and for holding up the entire building. Commercial roofing repairs should always be done as soon as possible, in order to prevent further damages from occurring in the business.

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