A man worried about the price for flat roof replacement talking to a roofing contractor.

When it comes to running your business, it’s important to keep an eye on your bottom line. While the average cost of flat roof installation is less than a pitched roof, the price for flat roof replacement may still make you hesitate to call your local roofing contractor.

You may be worried your old roof is at the end of its lifespan, and wondering if the total cost of a whole new roof is something you can afford. There are several cost factors that go into the price of a new flat roof. If you’re worried about installation costs or the costs of repairs, it’s best to prepare by learning what the national average cost is for a new roofing system.

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A built-up roofing system on a commercial roof.

If your current commercial flat roof is coming up on the end of its life expectancy, you may be wondering what type of material to select for your new roof.

The durability of your roofing materials, as well as the cost, are important things to consider when you are getting ready for a roof replacement. How long does a built-up roof last – and is it worth the cost? Or should you go with something pricier like a metal roof? Let’s find out.

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Experts in the middle of the solar panel installation process.

Electric bill eating into your overhead?

It’s no secret that electricity prices are rising for homeowners and businesses alike. As a result, the shift to solar energy is becoming a better and better investment thanks to local, state, and federal tax credits and incentives – not to mention the amount of money you’ll save on your energy bills.

How long does commercial solar panel installation take? It’s a common question asked when researching solar panels – but there are two factors to consider: the time it takes for the entire process, and the time it takes for the actual installation. Let us walk you through both.

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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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Removing snow on a commercial roof.

As a business owner, you know the importance of taking care of your building. But how much of that focus is on winter commercial roof maintenance? With the winter months on their way, now is the time to make sure your commercial roof is ready for frigid temperatures, gusty winds, heavy snow, and melting ice. Winter weather conditions can be a recipe for roofing problems on any commercial roofing system.

To help guide you through essential winter season maintenance, learn some crucial tips and preventative maintenance so that your commercial roof remains in good condition.

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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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Professional roofers performing commercial roof restoration.

Keeping your operations in tip-top shape is an integral part of running a successful business. One area that is often overlooked by building owners is the commercial roof, which can be surprisingly challenging to maintain when it comes to extending its life. Why? Well, as the saying goes, out of sight, out of mind!

But, when small problems start to rear their ugly head, that’s where commercial roof restoration comes in. Restoration of an existing roof is a cost-effective solution that helps you get the most out of your roofing solution.

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A commercial roofer conducting a roof inspection.

For commercial business owners, taking proper care of their property is essential for success. So, what is one key area that needs attention? Your roof!

Roof asset management can be a great way to ensure you get the most out of your roof’s lifespan while also keeping costs low in the long run. But, what should you expect when it comes to this type of preventative maintenance program?

Here’s your overview on everything involved with implementing and maintaining a successful roof asset management plan for your commercial business…and why it’s important.

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Individuals shaking hands over a contract.

With labor and material costs continuing to climb, cooperative purchasing could be a great opportunity for your organization to save time and money. With cooperative purchasing, business owners combine forces into a single contract to enhance purchasing power for high-ticket items and everyday essentials, alike

Commercial roofing cooperative purchasing, for example, can help with your reroofing or maintenance needs. But, what’s the criteria to join a cooperative, and is there a fee associated with membership? These are questions we answer, so keep reading to find out more on cooperative purchasing.

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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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