A commercial roof is usually thought of as an ongoing expense. You are expected to spend money on installing commercial roofing, keeping it watertight, repairing it and planning for its replacement. You can, though, save money without compromising your roof’s structural integrity or quality if you consider these three strategies.
Perhaps the least expensive way to save money is by spending a very small amount (relatively speaking) on life-extending coatings. Applied by experts in commercial roofing (not relying on in-house maintenance staff), such coatings provide two important benefits:
- Increased reflectance, to reduce cooling load
- Increased water resistance, to prevent leaks
Choosing the correct coating for your particular commercial roofing surface requires a trained eye. Consult with PSI Roofing to select the right coating and method of application.
Deferring maintenance on commercial roofing is not a wise way to save money. In fact, investing small amounts regularly in annual or semiannual maintenance will give you a great return. Little issues are solved before they become large expenses.
Annual inspection and maintenance keeps your roof working longer since conscientious repair can prevent the spread of issues like these:
- Wet insulation
- Widening seams
- Clogged drains
- Rotting roof deck
Visual inspection will include testing of mechanical fasteners, such as edge strips, and chemical adhesives at seams and around roof projections like sanitary stacks and wiring. This helps catch small areas of water infiltration.
One of the least expensive ways to economize on a roof is to install the right commercial roofing in the first place. If you are facing a re-roofing to include complete tear-off and new surface, consider a cool roof alternative. Though you may feel you are spending a lot up front, your return on investment is very large.
Cool roofing reflects the sun’s infrared and ultraviolet rays back into the atmosphere. In areas within the wide service area of PSI Roofing, from Oakland Park to West Palm Beach and Miami, that heat would normally conduct down into your occupied space, driving up your cooling costs. Cool roofing shuts it out, so your HVAC systems work with less effort and your building occupants feel cooler.
PSI Roofing respects your budget. Partner with PSI and we can help find creative ways to save you money on commercial roofing without risking your roof. Contact us today to learn what we can do for you, and for your company’s roof.