As the owner of a commercial property, ensuring that every component remains in safe working order is imperative. The roof, in particular, is an aspect that you should always keep an eye on, as without a fully functioning system, your entire property can begin to deteriorate. In return, not only does this look unsightly, but it can also prove incredibly dangerous for any occupants or visitors inside.
Although in the past, the only way to rectify a problematic roofing system would be to schedule a full replacement, this is no longer the only solution. A significant percentage of site managers are now opting for industrial roof restoration, which allows you to repair any damage without the need to remove and reinstall the system.
7 Benefits Of An Industrial Roof Restoration
Having spent many years working with an abundance of commercial clients, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of clients choosing to use alternative methods of restoring the condition of their premises. Particularly in the current climate where the majority of businesses are keen to keep overheads low but operations high, finding ways to save time and money without compromising on quality is essential. Taking the restoration approach as opposed to replacements is one of the most effective ways to achieve this. Restoring your roofing system, especially, comes alongside a wealth of benefits, these include the following:
- Saves Money On Replacement
- Prolongs Roof Life
- Boosts Performance
- Minimal Disruption
- Improves Building Safety
- More Environmentally Friendly
- Protection Against Elements
While rectifying any damage to your roofing system is always going to cost money, there are ways in which you can minimise these expenses. It is first important to highlight that although you may feel as if the repair fees are a burden, it is essential that you schedule these works as soon as possible. Failing to fix even the smallest of problems will cause the issue to worsen, not only risking the safety of your building but also dramatically increasing the price of finding the most effective solution.
With this in mind, should you begin experiencing problems with your roofing system, opting for a restoration instead of replacement will save you a considerable amount of money. It allows you to reap the benefits of a brand new roof yet at a fraction of the cost. This is because although the quality of the materials will still be equally as high, the process will be more straightforward meaning that labour costs will be cut. Your chosen roofing specialists will also try to salvage as much of the existing roof as possible, using areas that are still in full health and replacing damaged sections. A new protective coating will then be applied on top of the restored roof, providing resistance against conditions for years to come, while improving the appearance of your property.
Many are surprised to find that through restoring their roof, they can add anywhere from 10 to 15 years onto the lifespan of their system. This is a significant number of years, bearing in mind that a roof replacement will last typically around 20 years, yet cost more than double the price.
So how does a roof restoration prolong the life of your system? Well, the answer is pretty straightforward; during a restoration project, the roofing is thoroughly cleaned of any contaminants before the details, including the seams, drains and flashings, are covered with a protective coating. The surface is then complete with both a base coat and topcoat, which work together to provide a host of benefits, including protection against moisture, resistance to weather conditions and much more. In doing this, the roofing is restored back to its original condition while any small issues are spotted and fixed before they have a chance to grow. Ultimately, it is as if your roofing system is restarting its lifespan, yet without having to replace all materials.
Regardless of the roof type that you have, a restoration is guaranteed to boost its performance, meaning that it will be able to withstand a whole host of conditions without beginning to deteriorate. This is ideal for commercial property owners as the minimised risk of damage means that you will not have to worry about constant maintenance, again, saving both time and money. All you will need to do is ensure that your roofing system is frequently cleaned to remove any build-up of dirt, debris and contaminants. It is also strongly advised to schedule roof inspections no less than twice a year as this will allow any issues to be highlighted and resolved before they grow. For more details on the importance of industrial building maintenance, take a look at our previous article.
Regardless of the nature of your business, one of the most significant contributing factors towards whether you go ahead with a project is how long it will take to complete. When you have a building filled with employees, occupants or visitors, there must be minimal disruption to daily operations. Yet, should you require a roof replacement, there will be no other choice but to close the property for the duration of the project. For many companies, this simply is not a viable option, particularly when attempting to recover from the pandemic, meaning that there must be a more flexible alternative.
In this instance, roof restoration would be the perfect solution as there will be no need to close your premises to accommodate the necessary work. As opposed to having to remove the entire roof and refit all materials, a restoration can be completed during your working hours, making it far less noisy and invasive. It is also a considerably cleaner project to complete, which means that there will be no risk of waste or debris falling onto walkways and car parks, causing safety hazards. Ultimately, through choosing to restore your roofing system, you will be able to continue business as usual while the experts work their magic.
Although having the option to complete works throughout the day is beneficial, here at Just Spray, our team are always more than happy to schedule projects whenever best suits you. Whether it means working overnight or before your opening hours, we will always strive to accommodate your requirements. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions regarding any of our services, whether this may be roofing or cladding repairs.
There are a whole host of issues which comes alongside a damaged roof, most of which cause significant safety risks on your premises; something that you must always strive to avoid. One of the most common problems associated with a defected roofing system is leaking, which can cause immense internal damage, as well as encouraging the build-up of moisture. As a result, mould will begin to grow, which can have severe health complications, including allergic reactions, difficulties when breathing and irritation. Not only this but should your building be designed with wooden structures, the moisture will lead to rotting, meaning that you cannot be sure that your property is structurally secure.
Through enlisting the professionals to complete an industrial roof restoration, any potential for problems to grow will be eliminated. As mentioned previously, you will be able to reap the benefits of a brand new system, giving you the peace of mind that even the smallest of issues have been rectified, maintaining the health and safety of your building.
A factor which is often unconsidered when planning building renovations is how the project will impact the environment. We are all actively encouraged to adapt our lifestyle to take a ‘kinder to nature’ approach, and this should be no different when it comes to your business. It is for this reason that a roof restoration is always recommended over a replacement because through utilising your existing system yet improving its performance, you will most definitely be benefiting the environment.
According to an article by General Kinematics, asphalt shingles alone can take up to 300 years to decompose, which means that you should always strive to limit how much you contribute towards landfill sites. Through choosing to restore your roof, not only will you be dramatically reducing the amount of waste that you accumulate, but you will also be using far fewer materials. The materials you will be modernised alternatives to your existing system, meaning that they would have been altered to provide a more sustainable solution.
Along with taking a more eco-friendly approach during the project itself, a roof restoration will also help to boost the thermal efficiency of your property. As heat rises, a damaged roof is one of the most common culprits for heat loss, meaning that particularly during the winter, you are forced to increase your central heating to maintain a comfortable temperature. During your restoration, any edges will be resealed and damaged repaired, allowing no room for heat to escape and in return, lowering your energy bills. If you are located in a sunnier location, on the other hand, then you may want to consider completing your system with a reflective surface, which will ensure that the building does not absorb any of the outdoor heat. Together, these continue to lower your carbon footprint, helping your business to become more environmentally friendly. Forbes has put together a great article with more advice on how your business can work towards tackling climate change.
As mentioned above, the final stage of a roof restoration project involves the reapplication of a protective coating, which is designed to provide resistance against conditions that would otherwise cause the materials to deteriorate. This means that regardless of the elements that your building is faced with, whether this may be heavy winds, torrential rain or hail, you will not need to worry about common issues such as leaking.
The advantage of added protection is particularly beneficial for those located in areas that are regularly exposed to adverse conditions. For instance, if your building is nearby to the sea, then you may find that the likelihood of cut edge corrosion is increased down to coastal erosion. Environments based on the coast are also more susceptible to storms and high winds, which can be especially damaging to roofing as if you have a system designed with tiles, these can quickly become loose. In opting for a roof restoration project, the company that you work with will advise the best alternative to prevent these issues from reoccurring. This may include swapping tiles for a single-ply membrane, for instance, which offers just one single sheet of material across the surface. For more information on how coastal environments can damage your building, take a look at NJ Architects.
If you have noticed that harsher conditions have caused your building to deteriorate, then we would recommend combining your roof restoration with onsite spraying for further protection. Whether it may be window frame spraying or wall spraying, recoating the surface with a fresh layer of paint will not only improve aesthetics but also create a reliable barrier. Feel free to contact the qualified Just Spray team for more information on how you can protect and future-proof your property.
Reap The Benefits Of Restoring Your Roofing System
It is inevitable that over time, your roofing system will begin to deteriorate; however, through staying prepared and ensuring that damage is rectified in the early stages, you can prevent any problems from causing significant safety hazards. Opting to restore your roof will always prove more affordable than a replacement, yet boasts the same benefits and quality guarantee. We would always advise speaking with a professional before making your decision as they will help you to weigh up the pros and cons of each, to ensure that you can enjoy reliability and durability for years to come. Feel free to contact the Just Spray team if you have any further questions or would like to know more about the range of services available.