Industrial business owners really love the idea of adding a brand-new roof on top of the old roof. This type of waterproofing methodology is intriguing, to say the least. Often times, a new roof is added because the old one is holding water between its membranes. The new roofing layer will close that system off, and will help provide a whole new clean sheen to the property’s top.
Roofers will typically recommend layering a new roof on top of the other if a few conditions are met. The most apparent condition is the presence of trapped water. Moisture that accumulates between the roof panels and membrane will fundamentally degrade the entire effort. It is pointless to add a new roof over top another if there are any leaks or damages with the existing roof. This brings up an obvious question. If there is no damage to the roof and moisture is being maintained, why would a new roof even be added?
The main reason is that the roof looks visually unsatisfying. Sustained visual damage is an eyesore at best and problematic at worst. The truth, though, is that this is rarely enough to require an additional roof layer on top of the old layer. Most industrial business owners will seek a commercial roof replacement in Fort Collins CO. This is because it removes any potential degradation and vulnerabilities that the old roof would provide. If that old roof is old enough to need to be covered up, it is old enough to be removed from the picture entirely.
Another viable strategy is to add additional coating layers to the roof. This works best with metal roofs where the surface is typically flat, and it is susceptible to the attributes of liquid coating. The liquid coating typically comes in three layers. This strategy is basically a stalling method. It pales in comparison to a commercial roof replacement, though the customers will always have to consider the cost of a project. There is no obligation whatsoever. This simple call could save thousands, and cut back on the time spent deciding on which approach to take.