Getting A New Commercial Roof? What To Talk To Your Roofer About

23 February 2019
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If you own or manage a commercial property that's in serious need of a new roof, then you may be wondering how much it's going to cost you and how you're going to get it done. During your initial appointment with a commercial roofer, they will answer all of your questions and concerns to help you decide, but to help you get ahead of everything, this article will list a few things to talk about. Are you ready to learn more? If so, then read on. 

Rain Gutters

Your rain gutters are responsible for moving the rain away from your house so that it doesn't get damaged during a big rain storm. Sometimes, your commercial roofing company will be able to salvage your old rain gutters if they are still in good shape. If, however, they are unable to salvage them, then you'll have to get new ones, which is an additional expense that you will have to consider. If you do have to get new rain gutters, then make sure that you invest in ones that are more durable, even if they're a bit more expensive; that way you won't have to worry about them blowing down in the middle of a big storm. 


Your roof isn't just placed over air; it's placed over some underlayment. Typically, underlayment is made of plywood and is fairly easy to replace. Depending on the part of the country that you live in, you may or may not have to have the underlayment replaced when installing a new roof. For instance, if you live in a humid part of the country that's prone to a lot of moisture, then your underlayment is more likely to get damaged. If, however, you live in a climate that's more desert-like, then you shouldn't have to have it replaced. 

Roofing Types

Traditionally, people choose asphalt shingles for residential roofs, but there are other types of roofing materials that you should consider for a commercial roof, including membrane roofing, which is a thin sheet, or metal roofing. When your commercial roofer comes to your business to talk to you about your roofing options, they can show you samples of what these look like. 

Are you interested in taking the next steps to learn more about different types of roofs? If so, then contact a commercial roofing company near you today and schedule an in-house consultation with them to go over all of these options and more!