Commercial Roof Repair Nightmare
Sometimes, with good intent, a business owner or facilities manager will try to repair a roof issue, using the roofer with the lowest estimate. Going with the least expensive estimate is not a problem if all the options given do not detract from your roof’s longevity. Going with the cheapest option regardless of longevity is obviously NOT a good idea. A cheaper repair means a short term repair. Unfortunately, it may also mean that you may wind up dealing with something like this.
A commercial building owner paid $700.00 to repair leaks in his roof last summer. Unfortunately, the repair job led to the need for spending $30,000 to install a new roof.
The roofer who performed the repair used an inferior product. Not only did the repair not fix the problem, but it cracked under the hot sun and allowed water under the EPDM rubber membrane. This caused damage to the insulation below and ultimately the need for a new roof.
Proper Commercial Roof Repair
If the initial problem had been taken care of properly, Topps Products, Polyprene would have been used to seal the transition from the metal sidewall to the EPDM rubber roofing. This creates a watertight barrier capable of withstanding the hot sun’s rays to prevent cracking. Plus, with 850% elongation / stretch-ability… this product can handle the building expanding and contracting.
As you can see, before you hire a roofer for a repair project, it pays to know all your options. At Tri-State Roofing, every proposal we prepare will always reflect our best efforts to match the needs of your roof in regards to your budget, manufacturer, insurance, and code requirements. If desired, we can also recommend enhancements such as walkway pads for high-traffic areas.
Finally, don’t neglect to inspect! Small issues are much less expensive to correct. And when you fix problems early, it has a big impact on your companies bottom line $$$$$!!!!!! Call today for a no-obligation preventative maintenance inspection, performed by TSCR.