When you need a new commercial roof, cost is certainly a factor in your decision.
While cost should never be the sole deciding factor in your new roof, there are a lot of things to consider. You’ll have to think about what material makes the most sense for your structure. Also, you’ll need to consider the warranty of your new system. Finally, you will have to determine whether there are any repairs that need to be done before your new roof can be installed.
So, how much does a new roof cost? Here are the average costs of the most popular commercial roofing materials. We’ll also talk about the most important factors that influence the cost of your new roof.
Factors That Influence the Cost of Your New Roof
The cost of a new commercial roof can vary widely depending on the size of your roof and the material you choose. If your old roofing system needs to be removed prior to the installation, this will also be an additional cost.
Prior to your new roof being installed, your roofing system will need to be evaluated and repaired. The condition of your roof system and any outstanding repairs affecting your roof deck and performance can impact the installation. You should budget for at least some repairs during your new roof installation unless you know your roof is in good shape.
Your new roof’s cost will also depend on whether you’re having a flat roof installed or a traditional pitched roof. While most commercial properties have flat roofs, some smaller buildings may have traditional roofing systems and materials. This can also affect the price.
Different Materials and Their Prices
There are different brands of commercial roofing materials. Even if you have a material in mind, the cost can vary. It depends on the quality of that brand, the quality of the installation, and the warranty offered by the manufacturer.
Prices are typically given by the square foot of material and can vary for each material. Due to ongoing price increases in raw materials, CDS Roofing will be glad to discuss current pricing.
The best way to know how much your new commercial roof will cost is to schedule an estimate with an experienced commercial roofer. Your roofing contractor will inspect your current roofing system and evaluate it for you. They will determine what needs to be repaired, if the current roof needs to be removed, and review your material and brand options with you.
If your roof needs a few repairs but is otherwise in good shape, you may be able to get a roof coating. A coating is a layer of rubber added over your existing roofing material to seal out damage and extend its life. Roof coatings, depending on the material, can range from .50 cents a square foot to $3 a square foot.
Each Roof is Unique—find Out the Cost of Your New Roof
Your commercial building’s roof is unique. Find out how much a new roof would cost depending on your material preferences and your particular roofing system. Contact us at CDS Roofing today for a free estimate.