The use of a coating system is a cost-effective way to prolong the service life of commercial roofs. The product forms a layer of protection against the weather, sacrificing itself to practically stop the aging process of the substrate. When applied properly, a high-quality coating system can add more than 10 years to a roof’s life.
In West Texas, getting your roof professionally inspected, even when nothing appears to be wrong, isn’t excessive. A routine checkup every 12 months is enough to stay on top of your roofing system’s condition and head off major leakages.
In West Texas’s arid and semi-arid climates, Fortenberry Roofing considers metal to be one of the better choices for roofing. It’s not the most economical option on the market; that distinction is reserved for asphalt shingles. However, a metal roof is a great investment and you’ll likely get more than you bargained for.
Roofs need proper drainage to prevent moisture damage and those with hardly any slope depend on it even more. It doesn’t take long before ponding water results in severe leakage. When left unaddressed for too long, the entire roof could collapse due to hydrostatic pressure. Considering that one-inch deep ponds typically weigh about 5.2 pounds per square foot, it’s imperative to have thoughtfully designed drains that inhibit significant water accumulation.
When it comes to commercial roof ownership, the second-worst thing that could happen after premature failure is unnecessary replacement. Many property managers make the mistake of buying an entirely new roof when the existing one isn’t beyond saving. When only 10% of it is damaged, it doesn’t make sense to replace everything.