Professional roofing contractors installing a commercial metal roof.

If you own a commercial building, your roof is one of your most important investments. It protects the integrity of your structure (and everything that it contains) from extreme weather conditions.

Over the past several years, many business owners have decided to install a commercial metal roof because of its numerous advantages over other roofing materials. But, what are the top benefits of metal roofing for a commercial building? Let’s take a look at all that this type of roofing has to offer.

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People going over design-build plans.

In a study crunching data from 1998 through 2018, the Construction Industry Institute concluded that design-build projects are fast, reliable, and cost-effective.

What is design build? It’s a construction project delivery method where the designer and contractor work on the same team. It’s a form of single-source contracting, and the best part is that a building owner only needs to work with one entity — known as the design-builder.

Design-build is the opposite of the traditional form of construction where an owner might work with multiple entities, from architects to subcontractors and everything in between.

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Commercial roofing professional conducting a roof inspection.

As a whole, the roofing industry has steadily grown more than 1% between 2017 and 2022. In the United States alone in 2022, roofing contractors generated $59 billion in revenue.

Much of those numbers can be attributed to severe weather patterns hitting the U.S., which have continued through 2023.

Regular commercial roof maintenance can help reduce the likelihood of damage in extreme weather conditions and also means you that don’t have to join a waiting list for a new roof when the need finally arises.

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Extensive commercial roof damage.

The demand for commercial roof repair is always something to keep in mind when making your annual budget. How do you, whether the business owner or facility manger, prepare for the unknown?

There’s no other way to put it – commercial roof damage is expensive. Although repairs are avoidable when precaution is taken, all too often building owners wait until damage appears instead of implementing a maintenance plan.

Typically, by the time a leak makes its way inside, it’s a costly repair already reaching thousands of dollars. Location, severity, and the materials involved will determine the size of the repair bill.

So, don’t wait until you spot a puddle on your conference room floor – or worse yet, in the middle of operations. Have a professional assess your commercial roof to look for the following six warning signs of roof damage.

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A contractor checking commercial solar panel efficiency.

In an era marked by increasing environmental awareness and sustainable business practices, commercial solar panels have emerged as a powerful solution for businesses looking to adopt renewable energy sources. Among the host of different factors that influence commercial solar panel performance, efficiency stands as a critical parameter that demands attention.

Let’s take a dive into commercial solar panels efficiency to gain a better understanding of key considerations for the market today (which can help you make informed decisions for your business when it comes to sun power).

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Roofing professional performing commercial roof maintenance.

As a commercial building owner, you already know how important it is that operations run smoothly. But, have you considered what’s going on up above? Without regular commercial roof maintenance, your roof can become vulnerable to leaks and other damage that negatively impact day-to-day operations – and even your bottom line.

That’s why knowing the ins and outs of a regular maintenance program helps to ensure that your building remains in tip-top shape for years to come.

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A contractor fixing a commercial roof leak.

Are you starting to suspect that you may have a leaky roof? Have you noticed puddles of water indoors or maybe even some water stains on the walls of your commercial building? Hail and other extreme weather cause more than $1 billion in structural damages each year, and commercial roof leaks are particularly costly.

If you’re a commercial building owner or property manager that suspects there’s roof damage, it’s worth looking into before it becomes a major problem. We’ll give you the inside scoop on commercial roof leaks to help you figure out if you need roof inspection and roof maintenance before you need a completely new roof all together.

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A professional roofer sitting at a computer adding information into a roof asset management portal.

A reliable and comprehensive roof asset management plan is essential for commercial business owners and facilities management personnel who want to make sure their property is in optimal shape. Fully complying with all zoning and safety guidelines is essential – and often frustrating – for any business owner, but keeping information organized can help to lessen the stress of knowing the ins and outs of your roofing system(s).

With the right planning process, you can easily manage your assets, prevent depreciation of your property, ensure safety standards are being met, and boost profitability. Let’s take a look at five simple components that will help create an unbeatable roof asset management plan so that you can have peace of mind when it comes to managing your commercial buildings.

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Interior water damage from commercial roof leak.

Do you think your commercial building could have a roof leak? Water damage is usually the top suspect (and enemy number one), whether you have a commercial flat roof, low pitch roof, or steep slope roof.

What makes these situations even tougher is the fact that leaks can be tricky to spot (and may extend beyond what you can see in plain sight). If an emergency situation arises and is left unaddressed, a commercial roof leak can cause significant damage and cost thousands of dollars.

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Professional roofers during a commercial roof replacement.

If you’re a commercial business owner, it’s important to be proactive when it comes to the condition of your building (and in particular, the roof). Having a reliable and secure roof is essential for protecting both staff and inventory from the elements.

But, how do you know when is it time to replace rather than repair? We have seven signs (mostly stemming from water damage) that indicate you may need a commercial roof replacement.

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