Replacing or Installing a New Commercial Roof

Published on:

June 21, 2023

We know it can be both painful and costly to replace or install a new commercial roof. At Select Roofing Contractors we have the experience and skill to make the process of commercial roof installs as painless as possible. Whether you have just purchased a building or are replacing a roof that has reached the end of its lifespan. Roof repair, maintenance or new installations are an important aspect of building maintenance and requires careful planning, skilled labor, and adherence to local building codes and regulations. Here's our overview of the process:

1. Assessment and Planning: We will assess the existing roof condition, including its structure, materials, and any damage or signs of wear. We will consider factors such as building size, roof type, local climate, and budget. Based on the assessment, our contractors will develop a plan for installation or replacement.

2. Material Selection: Let us help you choose the appropriate roofing materials based on your requirements and budget. Common commercial roofing options include built-up roofing (BUR), single-ply membranes (such as TPO, PVC, or EPDM), modified bitumen, metal roofing, and asphalt shingles.

3. Permits and Approvals: Before starting the installation or replacement, necessary permits and approvals must be obtained from local authorities. We will assist in obtaining these permits and ensure compliance with building codes and regulations.

4. Removal of Existing Roof (if applicable): If the existing roof needs to be replaced, our workers will remove the old roof materials carefully. This may involve stripping off the existing layers, disposing of them properly, and preparing the roof deck for the new installation.

5. Roof Installation: The installation process will depend on the chosen roofing materials. For example, if you opt for a single-ply membrane, our workers will lay down the membrane sheets and use adhesives, fasteners, or heat welding to create a watertight seal. Metal roofing may involve placing panels and securing them with screws or clips. The installation process will vary, but it will be carried out according to industry best practices.

6. Flashing and Sealant Application: Flashing, which consists of metal strips, is installed around roof penetrations (such as vents, chimneys, or skylights) to prevent water infiltration. Sealants and caulking are applied to ensure a watertight seal at critical points.

7. Finishing Touches: At Select Roofing Contractors we will ensure that all necessary finishing touches are completed, such as installing edge trims, gutters, downspouts, and any additional roof accessories required for proper drainage and protection.

8. Clean-up and Inspection: After the roof installation or replacement, we will clean up the job site, removing any debris or waste materials. A final inspection will be conducted to ensure the roof meets quality standards and complies with all specifications.

It is important to work with a reputable and experienced commercial roofing contractor to ensure a successful installation or replacement. At Select Roofing Contractors we have the experience to guide you through the process, help you make informed decisions, and deliver a durable and reliable commercial roof. For all your roofing needs contact Select Roofing Contractors today! Check out our projects section of the website to see the wide variety of commercial roofing we have done. From metal roofing to flat roofs and even class IV shingles if the building calls for it! Our professional roofing team has the experience to complete your next commercial roofing project and we have the awards to prove it.

Replacing or Installing a New Commercial Roof