Of all the updates you could be planning on making to your business, a new commercial roof likely isn’t high up on the list – or maybe not on your list at all if you’re leasing your office or retail site. However, a new commercial roof can be an upgrade to your business location that is well worth the investment – for your or your landlord. But how? Most customers don’t even see the roof of a business. Here are just a few ways that a new roof for a commercial office or retail building can end up paying off, even if that roof is not on your mind on a regular basis.
Building Appearance and Value
Just like in a residential building, roof repair and replacement can dramatically improve the appearance of a place of business. Typically, a new asphalt shingle roof has an ROI of about 62%. The change in appearance for a business can help a commercial building look newer and better maintained. While it might seem like a minor change to make, customers and lessees are sure to notice, and a roof without any cracked or missing shingles leaves a better impression overall.
If you’ve noticed that energy bills have been through the roof lately, it could be a sign that your office or retail building is due for commercial roof replacement. Commercial roof construction and installation provides an opportunity to update the insulation and other energy saving properties of the building. A large percentage of heating and cooling energy in a building is lost through the roof, so fixing the roof could help save money in the long run.
Repairing and Preventing Damage
Roof damage can be a serious issue in a commercial building; it can interrupt a business’s workflow and even force closings for a time if the roofing damage is serious enough. Damage can sometimes accumulate or worsen over time if left unchecked. If your commercial building experienced roofing damage previously that required repair, it may be susceptible to future issues necessitating more funds for continued repair. Instead, you or your landlord may want to contact a roofing contractor to quote the installation of a new roof and prevent future damage to your space.
New commercial roof construction can help your business stay ahead and avoid getting caught up in last minute building repairs that interfere with business operations. To learn more or to speak with a roofing contractor that can help you improve your place of business, contact Select Construction today.