Evaluating the Lifespan and Integrity of Commercial Roofs in Winter

Evaluating the Lifespan and Integrity of Commercial Roofs in Winter

A factor in the lifespan of commercial roofing is the weather conditions, materials used, and quality of installation and commercial roof maintenance. Winter is a great time to have your commercial roofing evaluated. A complete inspection done this winter can reveal small repairs that can be done today to prevent damage from growing and requiring more extensive repairs in the spring. Veirs Kluk Roofing can handle all your commercial roofing needs including re-roofing, commercial coating, and repairs.

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The materials of the roof are a major factor in the lifespan of a roof. Asphalt shingles have a lifespan of 15 to 30 years. They are the most common and least expensive roof shingles. Wood shingles last 25 to 30 years. Composite shingles are expected to last 40 to 50 years. Metal roofing is estimated to last 20 to 50 years. Clay tiles, concrete tiles, and slate tiles are all estimated to last over 50 years.

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All estimates for lifespan require the roof to have proper installation, ventilation, drainage, and maintenance over the lifetime of the roof. If you need an experienced roofing contractor to provide proper installation, roof maintenance, or re-roofing, please contact us for a free estimate.

installing metal roofing

California roofing trends and local regulations are driven by the desire for commercial roofing materials to be sustainable, efficient, and appealing. Veirs Kluk Roofing is staying on top of these trends and the future of roofing in California. We are committed to providing the latest and most effective materials for your commercial roofing needs. We can meet those needs whether you need solar integration or just metal roofing. We value your business and can guide you to the best fit.

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Weather Conditions

The unique California weather combination of heat, sun, humidity, and high winds can create issues for roofs. Fluctuating temperatures and extreme weather conditions will cause roofing materials to deteriorate faster. The color of the roofing material also affects the lifespan. A darker color shingle will absorb more heat and overheated shingles will deteriorate faster due to the high temperature and UV exposure.

repairing roof on several apartment buildings

Wind damage can lift and loosen shingles, allowing moisture to seep underneath. Moisture can lead to rot and mold if leaks are not fixed. Hail or falling tree branches can crack shingles, also allowing moisture underneath. When water penetrates the initial layer of shingles, it can result in water stains on ceilings and eventually rotten roof structure. When you see any signs of damage, contact Veirs Kluk Roofing for prompt roof repairs.

installing slate roof.

Installation Quality

The biggest predictor of a roof failing early is the quality of workmanship during the installation. High-quality materials can fail early if they are installed with poor technique or if a step of installation is missed. You will not see mismatched shingles, gaps, or missing drip edges on any of our installs. To us, quality matters — from the roof decking to the last nail. Veirs Kluk Roofing brings over 70 years of experience in the roofing industry to every job. Our team strives for quality and fairness with every customer.

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A sign of our continued commitment to quality workmanship is seen in the length of time our customers keep calling us back for all their commercial and personal roofing needs. We have provided complete re-roofs, commercial roof coating, and prompt roof repairs for many of these customers for over 20 -30 years. Check out our reviews page for the words from our longstanding, happy customers who have had us look after roofs on their grocery stores, apartment buildings, rental properties, and even their own homes.

repairing steep shingle roof

Maintenance and Repairs

For all types of roofing materials, regular maintenance, and prompt repairs will extend the life of your commercial roofing. An inspection can find small problems before they grow. Prompt identification of repairs when they are small is essential for a roof’s integrity and longevity. A small repair should not be ignored. Waiting can lead to serious issues down the road. Moisture is damaging to roofs, but can also create health hazards for those that use the space. Ignored repairs can mean larger repairs or even a full roof replacement. Veirs Kluk Roofing provides prompt roof repairs to save you money in the long run.

 puddles on flat roof.

An often overlooked roof maintenance item is drainage. Flat roofs especially need proper drainage so water doesn’t collect on the roof. Standing water can overcome the roof’s load and result in sagging. It will cause roofing material to break down faster and could potentially cause flooding into any vents located on the roof. Any leaves, dirt, and debris that could block water drainage need to be regularly removed from roof drains. Annual cleaning of roof drains is a minimum to guarantee your roof can effectively drain any water.

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Commercial roof maintenance includes applying commercial coating. This protective sealant can be applied to many commercial roofing materials. It blocks damaging UV rays and creates a watertight seal. Contact us to see if commercial coating is appropriate for your commercial roofing.

Commercial roofs can have a long life when the roofing materials are high-quality, appropriate to the weather, installed properly, and promptly repaired. Veirs Kluk Roofing can inspect your commercial roof this winter and make suggestions to extend its lifespan. Get a free estimate today!

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