If your commercial roof is constantly leaking, whether due to bad weather, snow build-up or wear and tear, you probably need a roof replacement.
Also, if you’re spending too much time and money on maintenance and repairs, it’s probable that your commercial roof is dilapidated and needs replacement. Most commercial roofing materials last between 15 to 30 years.
So, if you’re getting closer to this time, it’s time to start planning when to replace your commercial roof. Although most commercial operators understand the seriousness of roof replacement, most don’t know the best time to replace a commercial roof.
Below we will try and answer this question and explore the best time to replace your commercial roof.
The Best Time to Replace Your Commercial Roof
In New England, the simple answer to this question is between March to December. As a general rule of thumb, replacement during January and February is not ideal, unless we have a mild winter. Most roofing products can be installed during this time, with technology like heat boxes and heat blankets. However, it is always easier to install a roof when nature is on your side.
The biggest downside of a winter installation is the temperature of the roofing materials during the installation. During the colder months, the membrane rolls themselves are cold, making them very tight. Once the warmer weather comes along, the membrane sheets tend to relax, showing wrinkles. This does fade over time as a result of sheet normalization, but for a year or so, the roof won’t look ideal.
During the warmer months, production crews also don’t need to spend time pushing snow and trying to get products warm. This allows them to spend more time doing what they do best, installing the roof.
Commercial roofing companies prefer to complete replacements during warmer weather. While roofs can be installed in just about any temperature, best practice is when temperatures are 40 degrees and rising.
Contact Chaffee Roofing for commercial roofing solutions – replacements and maintenance.