When it comes to commercial roof management, you need to plan carefully with your hired contractor and develop a workable strategy that won’t hurt your budget. This means getting to know your commercial property, how you want it maintained, how much you’re willing to spend, and so on. If you’re not sure where to start in managing your commercial roof, our EPDM roofing experts at Sunrise Exteriors share a few questions that may help you out:
“What’s Your Roofing Budget?”
You need to determine if you’re looking to get an inexpensive roofing system or planning to get a high-quality roof replacement. The latter will cost you more upfront, but the materials used will last longer and have a lower life-cycle cost. Your hired contractor should also know whether you’re on a budget or looking to upgrade to a better roofing system for your home so that they’ll give you their best options based on what you can afford.
“Do You Know Your Current Roof’s History?”
It’s important to know the current history of your commercial roofing system, as it can help determine its condition whether it needs repairs or a full replacement. This includes the date the roof was installed, maintenance records, name of the installer, design documents, warranty information, and other problems that were previously addressed.
“What Will You Do With Your Commercial Property?”
Whether you’re planning to renovate or resell it soon or use it for the next few decades, your contractor should know what your intentions are for your property. This is to help them guide you on what you can do about your roof and serve you in the best way possible.