Although it’s sometimes very clear that you need to call commercial roof replacement company, other times it’s not. This is especially true if you’ve never dealt with the task of maintaining a roof. Of course, if your insurance company sees storm damage and recommends replacing it, that’s the right thing to do. However, age isn’t a good determining factor for commercial roofing as different materials age at different rates.
Commercial Roofing Ages at Different Rates
If there are five buildings in your area, all of which were built at the same time, you may assume that they need a new roof at about the same time. However, that’s rarely true. Different commercial roofing materials age at differing rates. Here are a few examples:
- Thermoplastic Oflefin (TPO) – typically lasts 10 – 20 years
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) – 15 – 20 years
- Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) – 20 – 30 years
- Metal Roofing – 35 – 60 years
- Modified Bitumen (Mod-Bit) – 15 – 20 years
- Build – Up Roofing (BUR) – 15 – 20 years
Why such a wide age range? A great deal of a commercial roof’s life expectancy depends on the amount of foot traffic and the quality of the maintenance. The less traffic, the less wear and tear. And, when you maintain the roof regularly, it will last longer, just like your building’s HVAC and other systems.
Call Mobley Brothers Roofing & Restoration for a Professional Assessment
If you’re not sure if you need to call a commercial roof replacement company or if another repair is a good option, call Mobley Brothers Roofing & Restoration. Our commercial roofing team will advise you as to your best course of action and if that includes more repair work, we’ll let you know about how much longer we think your roof will protect your property. Our Nashville and Knoxville area offices are both A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau for your peace of mind. Call us today at (865) 248-2772 or (615) 645-4500 to schedule your appointment.