If you own a commercial facility or establishment in town that has all but seen better days, you may notice that part of the roof may already be degrading—and warrants a reroofing job to some degree. In her September 6, 2013 report for the Port Orchard Independent in Washington State, Leslie Kelly said such was the situation facing a vacant building at the Olympic View Industrial Park inside the Port of Bremerton.

Port considers re-roofing vacant building at industrial park

The above scenario may or may not be familiar to commercial property owners in a prosperous place like Palo Alto, CA where some buildings that are idle for years are being converted into modern spaces, such as a former Sun Microsystems complex in Fabian Way that is now a Jewish community center. When your building’s roof is in poor shape and must be fixed up while there’s still time, entrust the job to roofing contractors from Palo Alto, CA like Shelton Roofing.

Evaluations of the subject property will be needed to gauge the amount of work and then come up with a detailed quote. After a thorough assessment and discussion with building owner(s), a roofing contractor would have to decide between completely tearing off the old roof and installing a new system and simply patching up the worn areas of the roof. Of course, if the cost of making repairs is just as much as doing a replacement or even more, a reliable contractor won’t hesitate to recommend a complete re-roofing.

If other components of the roofing system (e.g. gutters, flashing, vents, etc.) need to be replaced, this can add to the completion time of the project and call for more funding to the re-roofing endeavor. Moreover, inspection procedures such as a moisture survey will be needed if the facility is in a place known for inclement weather conditions or will be used for industrial purposes.

Take note that the selection of materials will either make or break the long-term success of the reroof. A Palo Alto roof replacement company like Shelton Roofing has a number of roof system options to choose from, including modified bitumen, single-ply, and built-up roofing. Know the pros and cons of each type and allow your trusted roofer to guide you in the right direction.

Commercial properties left idle can still be given new life and fresh covers if there’s a will and resources to make it happen. A veteran roofer you can trust is awaiting for your call.

(Source: Port considers re-roofing vacant building at industrial park, Port Orchard Independent)