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Residential Metal Roofing: Is It Right for Me?

When the contractor delivered the sad news that my roof needed replacing, that led to a discussion of material choices. I was surprised to hear that metal roofing was an option. Sure, it was fine for commercial buildings, but a home? My contractor told me that metal is used for homes more than people realize. The panels can be designed to look like just about any type of roofing you can imagine. After looking at some samples and finding out about the long life of metal roofs, I decided to give it a try. Fifteen years later, my roof is still in great shape. If you are facing a roof replacement in the near future, let me tell you more about metal roofing. I'm betting that you'll decide this solution is right for your home.

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3 Reasons To Inspect Your Commercial Roof Regularly

by Kelly Murphy

When you're running a business, a lot of things require your attention. It can be easy to forget about the building's roof, because you're so preoccupied with what's happening beneath it. However, making sure that there are no problems with your roof is something that cannot be ignored. Here are a few reasons that it's wise to have your roof inspected on an regular basis.

Prevent Building Water Damage

When people think of problems with the roof, usually they think of leaks. Leaks can cause water to seep into your offices or work floor, but sometimes they are not immediately evident inside the building. Before you see signs of leaking, water can seep into the insulation of your building, as well as rafters and walls. Water can not only damage the roof, but put the stability of the entire building at risk.

When you inspect your roof regularly, you may be able to notice signs of leaking or places where water can infiltrate your roof. You can get repairs as needed, so that your roof and building stay strong.

Save on Business Insurance

When you buy insurance for your business, an agent will likely come out and inspect the building to make sure that it is structurally sound. If they discover that you have an old roof with damage or leaks, your insurance costs will probably be higher. In fact, they may withhold insurance until you have the roof replaced. Regular inspections of your roof can help you to fix small problems before the appearance of an insurance agent, and that can help your insurance costs remain reasonable.

Sell at a Good Price

When your business expands, or you choose to move your company to another building, you will likely sell your building. Potential buyers will want to make sure that the building is in good condition. It is very likely that they will hire a commercial real estate appraiser or a commercial property inspector to check the building before they buy it.

If the roof is damaged and you aren't aware of it, they may request you lower your asking price. They may also stipulate that you must replace the roof before they will buy the property.  If you do regular inspections of your roof, you can avoid problems with the sale of your building.

Now that you know why you should regularly inspect your roof, be sure to do so. You may even wish to contact a commercial roofing contractor and have them inspect your roof every few months. That way, you can be sure that your roof is in good shape.

To learn more, contact a company such has A-J Roofing & Waterproofing Co. with any questions you have.