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If your commercial roof is worn down, has signs of damage, or requires repairs, you may be wondering whether you need a roof restoration, reroofing, or roof repair. ACR1, your trusted commercial roofing contractor, can help you decide!
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What is Reroofing?

Reroofing is typically recommended when your commercial roof has experienced severe damage or if your roof is reaching the end of its lifespan. Generally, you will want to replace your roof if you cannot reasonably expect a repair to the roof not to leak within the next 2 or 3 years.

At ACR1, we can perform a roof-over or a tear-off. This will depend on the condition of your roof and other factors. You will require a tear-off if:

• The roof has two systems in place.
• More than 20% of the roof is saturated or damaged.
• the original roof system requires it due to damage, age, or warranty.

In other cases, we can complete a roof-over. This is where we install our roofing system directly over your existing roofing system.

What is Roof Repair?

From falling debris to severe weather, there are several events that can occur, causing damage to your roofing system. If you are experiencing issues such as leaks, drafts, or standing water, these are all signs that your roof requires repair. Commercial roof repairs are crucial to maintaining your roof, preventing damages to the inside of your commercial building, and saving you money down the road.
By repairing your roof, you can extend its lifespan, and you may also be able to increase your property’s value. Before we complete roof repairs, we will perform a thorough evaluation of your commercial roof to check for seam failures and other common roof issues. After we’ve completed our evaluation, we can make expert recommendations for repairs to meet your needs.

What is Roof Restoration?

A commercial roof restoration lands between roof repairs and a full roof replacement. This process is used to extend the roof’s lifespan. During this process, a liquid coating is applied to the roof. This coating works to encapsulate the roof surfaces offering a seamless, watertight, and reflective membrane.

This process is cheaper than a roof replacement and provides you with a highly effective roof surface that stops leaks and helps reduce the need for roof repairs. With the highly reflective coating, you can also improve the energy efficiency of your building.

What Factors Determine the Best Roofing Solution?

Several factors go into determining which option best suits your roof, including:

Leaks in the Roof

Roof leaks are one of the most common reasons commercial property owners require roof repair. If you’ve noticed water stains inside your building going across the ceilings or down the walls, you have an issue with a leaky roof. Our certified roofing contractors can determine the source of the leaks and make necessary repairs.

It is crucial to repair a leaky roof as soon as possible to prevent issues such as mold growth, rotting of the roof, damaged ceiling, and wet or destroyed insulation.

Age of the Roof

Think about how long ago your current roof was installed. Depending on the type of roofing material that was used, the age of your roof may be able to indicate when it is time to replace the roof.

If your commercial roof is showing signs of aging or has suffered major leaks, storm damage, or other issues, then you may want to consider replacing the roof. This can help you prevent having to repeatedly pay for roof repairs which can become more expensive than a roof replacement in the long run.

Geographic Location

If you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, hail storms, or other severe weather, it is crucial to make all necessary repairs immediately following a storm to prevent issues like roof leaks.

Your commercial roof can become damaged from hail and falling debris that can affect the performance of your roof, the appearance of your roof, and the ability of the roof to form a watertight seal.

Extent of the Damage

When deciding between a roof repair or replacement, it is crucial to evaluate how serious the damage to the roof is. By working with our trusted roofing contractors, you can better understand the extent of the roof damage you have. This will help you gain a better perspective when choosing between a roof repair or replacement.

Cost of a Roof Replacement

Cost is another major consideration to make when choosing between a roof repair or replacement. Typically, it will cost less to repair the roof than to have it replaced. But if you end up paying for multiple repairs over the span of a few years, it could exceed the cost of a commercial roof replacement.

At ACR1, we will work with you to provide a quote to help you weigh the best options for your budget. While a complete roof replacement costs more upfront, you won’t need to repeatedly pay for repairs when you have a brand-new roof.

When Should I Repair My Roof?

In some cases, repairs are your best, most feasible option. You should repair your roof when you have:

Minor Roof Damage

If you have a small portion of the roof or only need to replace a specific section due to issues such as minor wind damage, then it is best to opt for repairs. Replacing shingles or metal panels can be easy to replace. The only issue that can occur is that it can be difficult to match the roofing materials to the original materials for a seamless look.

Moderate Roof Damage

If you have more significant damage to your roof but it is confined to one side or area of the roof, then you may be able to have a partial reroofing completed. This is a cheaper option than a complete roof replacement, but it does have a downside.
The downside to this option is that it can be difficult to match the new commercial roofing materials with the existing roof. This is because the existing materials have faded due to their exposure to the elements, which can cause the newly reroof area of your roof to stand out.

When Should I Replace My Roof?

While this is a more expensive option upfront, in some cases, a new roof can save you money. This is because you will not have to repeatedly pay for additional repairs or deal with the consequences of roof damage. If your roof is severely damaged or requires repairs but is nearing the end of its lifespan, it is time to replace your commercial roofing system with a new roof.

With a new commercial roof, you can boost your property’s value and improve the buildings’ appearance, increase your energy efficiency with the advanced, highly-reflective roofing materials, and you also can relax with the peace of mind that your commercial roofing system is durable and reliable.

How ACR1 Can Help with Your Commercial Roof Needs

At ACR1, we specialize in reroofing, repairing, and replacing all types of commercial roofs, including:
• Monolithic Roofing
• SPF or Foam-Roofs
• Modified Bitumen
• Built-up Roofs
• Rubber Roofs
• PVC or TPO
• Metal Roofs
• Rolled Roofing

Experienced Team of Commercial Roofing Experts

Our experienced team of commercial roofers will help you determine which roofing option is the best course of action for your building and your budget. Our team stays updated on all the complexities of the commercial roofing industry to ensure that we provide you with the latest in roof replacement methods and technology.

Using our expertise in commercial roofing, our team will thoroughly inspect and evaluate your commercial roofing system. During this evaluation, we will inspect for factors such as seam separation, loss of reflectivity, sunken roof section, weather/maintenance damage, and other signs of wear and tear.

Based on our findings, we will make recommendations on whether you should choose a roof replacement or roof repairs to best suit your budget and commercial roofing system.

Advanced Roof Replacement Technology

At ACR1, our roofing system is highly durable, flexible, and energy-efficient. To ensure that we get a great custom fit, we will manufacture our seamless roofing system right on your building. This creates a seamless fit that easily accommodates your wall flashings and penetrations.

Other types of roofing systems need to be cut and seamed, which can lead to seam failure and leaks. With our Advantage Systems commercial roofing system, you get a commercial roof that is one complete piece with no seams and no chance of seam failure. In addition to our roofing system’s durability, our roofing system also features highly reflective options that can help lower your cooling costs and, in turn, make your building more energy-efficient. These coatings include:
• Flexbond Chips
• Flexbond Aluminum Coating
• Flexbond White Elastomeric

In addition to our highly reflective coatings, we can also add additional insulation to your commercial roofing system to help further lower your energy costs.

Commercial Roof Replacement and Repair Services

At ACR1, we are bonded, licensed, and insured to complete your commercial roofing project. We are happy to provide you with references for projects and can handle your project no matter the size. Contact us today to learn more!

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