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The Top 3 Factors That Affect Your Commercial Roof’s Life Expectancy

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Jan , 21
The Top 3 Factors That Affect Your Commercial Roof’s Life Expectancy
Commercial roof's life expectancy

Your business’s roofing plays an integral role in keeping your operations safe, comfortable and practical each and every day. Even so, your commercial roof’s life expectancy is probably a part of your building you don’t tend to think about very often. The average commercial roof can last anywhere from a mere fifteen years to a whopping 45. This huge gap is filled with a number of variables, each of which directly affects how long you can expect your roof to hold up against the test of time.

Materials

The material used to build a roof is the leading variable in regards to a commercial roof’s life expectancy. Asphalt shingles, for example, tend to offer the shortest possible performance period, with some roofs needing to be replaced after just 15 years. This is precisely why they aren’t commonly used on commercial buildings. Other materials, however, offer a much longer life expectancy.

  • Metal roofs offer 30 – 45 years
  • EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) offers 25 – 35 years
  • Built-Up roofs offer up to 25 years

Temperatures

If you live in an area that experiences extreme heat or cold, your roof’s life expectancy is likely to diminish with each passing season, regardless of the material it’s made from. Cold makes materials of almost every type brittle, while heat can warp roofs, causing cracks, leaks and other problems.

Roofers’ Experience

Choosing the perfect materials won’t do you much good if the roofers you hire to install the new roofing system don’t know what they’re doing. The amount of experience your roofing team has makes a direct impact on how well your roof will stand up to the weather, heat, cold, and other factors that affect buildings in your area.

Whether you’re looking for a new roof, maintenance on an existing roof or perhaps just a quote on replacements or repairs, contact us at SRG Roofing. We have the experience, materials and know-how to ensure your business is covered by the sturdiest possible roof. Call us at 214-305-6511 or send an email to SRG Roofing today!

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