5 factors play a major role in commercial roof replacement cost.

Are you afraid that it’s time to get a new commercial roof for your property? Are you hoping to set a realistic expectation for how much the roofing quotes might be for a new roof? If so, learn all about the cost factors that determine the price.

As you may expect, commercial roof replacement costs have a wide variety of prices. 

Let’s take a deeper dive into the factors that dictate the overall price for a new commercial roof, which will help you better understand the process overall.

1. The Current Damage to Commercial Roofing

Some of you may be thinking, “Why would the damage to my current roof affect the price of a new commercial roof?” The answer is that it is important to account for the cost of removing that old roof before construction can begin on your new roof

The more damage that’s done to your existing roof, the more time and maneuvering it will take for the commercial roof installation company to safely remove that roof and make way for the new one. Not to mention, the potential of damage to your infrastructure from collected damage.

So, what sort of damage would affect the price? Here are a few telltale signs that you might be in for additional costs due to the removal of your existing roof:

  • Puddles of water on your roof
  • Cracking or blistering on your roof
  • Holes or punctures to flat roof membrane
  • Distorted seams or nails
  • Missing or uplifted shingles
  • Visible structural flaws on the roof

Not sure what you’re up against? Be sure to schedule a commercial roof inspection with a trusted roofing company to kickstart this process. As commercial roofers with decades of experience, our professional staff at TEMA Roofing is happy to walk the length of your roof and alert you to any potential problems we see.

We’ll let you know whether we’re able to fix the issue(s) or if we recommend replacing the commercial roof structure altogether. Then, we will give you a quote for our services. 

2. Extent of the Flat Roof Replacement

Another aspect that greatly affects the price of your commercial roof is the extent of the installation service. For example, a tear-off/re-roofing project is going to cost more than installing a commercial roof onto a new build. 

The material you choose for your new flat or low slope commercial roof will also greatly affect the reroof price, and building owners have more options than you might think:

  • Metal roofing
  • Shingle roofing
  • Built-up roofing (BUR)
  • Thermoset (EPDM) roofing
  • Thermoplastic roofing (PVC/TPO)

Clearly, the materials that you use for your commercial roof will play a huge factor in the overall cost of your project. However, it’s important to look at getting the highest return on your investment, not just the lowest installation price. Certain materials will last much longer than others, so the more expensive material can actually be cheaper in the long run. 

For example, you could order a cost-effective asphalt shingle roof to help save on price. However, shingle roofs don’t typically last as long as metal roofing. While metal roofs have a higher average cost to install, they can last anywhere between 40 to 70 years (or even longer) with proper maintenance. This is more than double your average lifespan for a shingle roof!

Need a bit of guidance on which roofing material you should choose for your type of roof? We’re happy to help! Give us a call anytime and we will be happy to walk you through your options.

3. The Size of Your Roof System

As you probably guessed, the size of your roof plays the biggest factor in how much your roofing cost will be. 

Most commercial roofing installers measure by the square foot. The easiest way to get a quote is to schedule one of our commercial roof inspections and surveys. 

Each inspection includes a detailed description of your roof’s biggest problem areas and whether or not they can be repaired. If you schedule the inspection with the intent of getting a new roof, we’re happy to give you a quote for the installation.

However, when it comes to roof size, the outcome is fairly predictable. If your corporate property is on the smaller side, you can expect a lower quote. If it’s larger than most commercial buildings, you should expect a higher price, regardless of material. 

4. Warranty Details for Roofing Membranes/Panels

First off, you should never purchase a commercial roof that doesn’t come with a warranty from the manufacturer of the materials. This can spare you from dealing with headaches if for some reason the roofing system would fail before it has reached its expected maximum lifespan.

Make sure to take the time and understand the details of each warranty. How long does the warranty last? Can you pay extra for a longer warranty? How do you redeem it? What issues are covered? 

5. The Type of Metal Used on Low Slope and Sloped Roofs

For those of you that choose a metal roof, your commercial roof pricing doesn’t stop there. Several different types of metal can be installed on a commercial roof.

Options include stainless steel, aluminum, copper, galvanized steel, zinc, or steel with aluminum coating. Each of them has its own pros and cons, which will affect the total price. Make sure to research all your options to determine the right material for your commercial roofing system.

When asking for a quote, ask about the metal roofing materials offered. If you have a budget in mind, a TEMA professional can present you with the best options to accommodate it. 

Get Roofing Quotes for Your Commercial Roof Today

Now that you have seen all of the different roof cost factors that go into determining the cost of your commercial roof replacement costs, be sure to use this information to your advantage and get your quote today.