One of the most significant
factors for owners and buyers of commercial real estate
has been the enormous expense that is incurred when the
roof requires replacement. The roof is an area of the building,
which for most owners, goes unseen or thought about unless
it is beginning to deteriorate and give them problems.
The fact is that most
commercial roofs are replaced before their useful life has
even expired and much of the remarkable volume of material
that is removed is actually in nearly the same state as
the day it was installed. This is what led to what we now
specialize in restoration instead of replacement. No one
wants to spend tremendous sums on a roof and now you don't
Roof restoration is not
a new idea or invention. The methods we use have been in
existence for many years with tremendous results in limited
areas of the country. It is more like a best kept secret”
than anything else. We have witnessed roofs that are 40
years old and show little or no loss of integrity.
THE BASIC ACTIONS WE PERFORM ARE:
1) We first isolate those areas that have lost
the integrity to perform properly and have failed or are failing.
These areas are addressed and restored back to their original
or better function.
2)We isolate any ponding. As the term implies,
these are areas of the roof that have developed depressions that
do not drain off completely after rains or periods of heavy condensation
and do not evaporate within 24-48 hours. This problem is actually
quite common. These areas are addressed in order to eliminate
or greatly reduce ponding because it leads to premature failure
of the affected areas of the roof and its substructure. This vital
step is often overlooked by the majority of roofing contractors.
3)The final phase is to unify all of the restored
areas with a fluid-applied monolithic (seamless) system that locks
in and preserves the entire roof. This is generally followed with
the application of a Cool Roof to further protect and preserve
the roof and to provide energy saving benefits. This also means
that the roof's Title 24 compliant. The exact steps are determined
by an evaluation of the overall condition of the existing roof,
the longevity and warrantee of the new roof desired by the client
and his budget. Depending on your requirements and budget our
system can provide 10, 20 or 30 year warrantees. Even for long
term warrantees the full restoration can be completed for a fraction
of the cost of a tear-off and reroofing project.
Another economic plus is that this method
is considered to be maintenance, which in most cases means the
cost of the project can be written off as a fully tax deductible
operating expense rather than depreciated over many years. This
aspect should be discussed with your tax professional.
1) Eliminates the need and cost of tearing off and disposing
of the old roof
2) Cost savings of 20-75% of that of a tear-off and replacement
3) Is a monolithic roof system (no seams)
4) Longer life than a conventional roof replacement
5) Federal and state tax benefits