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Setting up your 2017 budget for commercial roofing maintenance

30 Dec 2016 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
Setting up your 2017 budget for commercial roofing maintenance - R&A Contracting

January is the start of a new fiscal year for many businesses. Your own business budget may be close to being finalized. How much did you budget for repairing or even replacing your warehouse or office building roof in 2017?

The answer may not be as simple as it seems. The average commercial roof costs anywhere between $3.50 to as much as $12.00 per square foot to replace. (ASCE) Of course, the cost of replacement and repairs vary based on the nature, construction material, and extent of the necessary work.

10 questions to help you budget for commercial roof maintenance in 2017

There are several factors to consider when budgeting for commercial roof maintenance in 2017. Here are ten questions that can help you identify potential problem areas and future expenses involving your commercial roof:

  1. When was the last time your roof was inspected by a verified commercial roofing contractor?
  2. Do you have any existing damage to your roof that needs immediate repair?
  3. Are there any potential problem areas of your current roofing structure that may require repairs within the next three months? Six months? Twelve months?
  4. What is the primary type of material for your existing roof?
  5. How long do you expect your current roof to last before needing complete replacement?
  6. Were any previous repairs made that may require additional attention to further the life-cycle of your current roof?
  7. Have you obtained any recent proposals or bids for repairing or replacing your existing roof?
  8. What are the most pressing maintenance needs of your current roof?
  9. Who performed any previous maintenance on your commercial roof?
  10. What are known solutions to repair any existing roof problems instead of simply replacing the roof for your building?

Answering these ten questions will help you create a detailed action plan to keep your roof healthy and leak-free for years to come. Our R&A Contracting can answer and address any questions or concerns you may have about your roof. Send us a message to start a conversation today.

I’d be an idiot if I did not take this opportunity to communicate to you how much we appreciate the way in which you conduct business and take care of our facility. In my experience you, and your team, are at the top of the list of all the roofing companies I’ve dealt with over the years. Thank you!

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

Eric and crew were really nice to have around. They were courteous, careful and caused little if any disruption. Their work looks good too! To be honest… a good experience with a product that I initially had misgivings about. I’m a convert because of Bubba, Sam and Eric. Thank you.

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

“I want to thank the crew at R&A for a job well done on our very leaky roof at the shop. It is certainly nice to have the drips and rivers gone from the shop when it is raining. I also wanted you to know how much we appreciated that the guys were able to stay out of our way and allowed us to do business as usual without any problems or interruptions. The roof looks great and the clean-up after the job made it so we couldn’t even tell you’d been here. Thanks for doing what you do so well!”

Jay Moore, President of Safe Way Tire and Auto Center

“My wife and I were on vacation when water pipes burst in our house. We got a hold of Craig and the R&A crew was able to start evacuating the water immediately. The best part was that they were able to start work before we even returned home. It was a very fast turnaround considering the extensive amount of water damage.”

Will from Dardenne Prairie, MO

“Craig and Mike came out in a timely fashion when we needed the work done. They did a reliable and quality job.”

Jerry from SLR Properties

“Craig helped us out tremendously with the insurance process. Timely and very professional.”

Lindell from Greater Missouri Builders (GMB)

“We purchased a house and there was some damage to the roof. Very impressed with the thoroughness of Mike’s inspection. Very comfortable with their explanation of what needed to be fixed. Most impressive was the way they protected our landscaping. Really liked the way they treated me as a valued customer, even though it was only a small project.”

Ross from Troy, MO

“I use R&A Contracting when my commercial roofs receive storm damage. They work on our behalf through every step of the insurance claim process. They perform all of the work and complete the insurance process, making our roofs better than they were before the storm.”

Director of Facilities for a large Property Management Company

“The team at R & A Contracting responded immediately when notified of our water disaster. They removed water-damaged materials and property quickly and restored our home even before the final settlement from our insurance company. They minimized how long our family had to live in a hotel and got us back to normal as fast as possible.”

Will from O'Fallon, MO