Inflation is a problem
One of the biggest influences on replacing your current roof is inflation. Roofing materials have been costly before inflation hit and there does not seem to be an end to that trend now that inflation is here.
To beat the higher costs of roofing materials, the time to replace your roof is now. When you act quickly, you can save money as well as get the best roof your budget can afford.
The following tips should help you make the decision to act now if you want your new roof to come in under budget.
Tips for a new commercial roof
#1. Get a roof evaluation
This inspection will determine if you need to do extensive work on the trusses or if you can get away with just covering your current roof with a new layer. No matter what happens the roofing inspection will provide you with a rough idea of the total cost of a new roof.
#2. Check the costs
Roofing materials, depending on the variety are not cheap. Nor are the labor costs that are a part of installing a new roof. Get a good cost analysis of roofing costs so you can make an intelligent decision on how much you want to spend and if your budget can afford a great roof.
#3. Decide on the roofing materials
As civilization has advanced so have roof material options. There are a lot of top-quality roofing styles you can purchase. Your roof inspection should help filter out some of these options.
When you decide on the type of roof you want, there will always be decisions about color, style, environmentally friendly or not, and other minor decisions that come when you install a new roof.
#4. Other decisions to make
If you are looking at having the new roof cut energy costs, then you can check into the viability of installing a green roof, solar panels, or an energy-efficient roofing material. All these roofs have their benefits and can help reduce your energy costs while not sacrificing comfort.
#5. Check your warranty
To save even further on your roofing costs, see if your current roof is still under warranty. If it is, you may be able to save some money by having the same builder install your new roof.
Warranty work also helps extend the lifespan of your current roof putting off installation of a new one for a year or two.
Creating your 2024 roofing budget
#1. The first step in this process is to determine the age and condition of your current roof. Then talk to a roofing professional about the current costs of installing a new roof
#2. The second step in this process is to determine if you should add a few more repairs or replace all or a portion of the current roof. How much work you will have done will determine the total cost.
Make sure the roof will hold up under another year of changing and extreme weather patterns.
#3. Factor in inflation. This is a going concern as inflation has been driving up prices for some time now. The old equation of combining cost plus 10% worked before inflation but now the equation may be adding cost plus 20% to cover for rising prices.
Modern technology and new roofs
As time continues to pass at a slow pace, technology seems to be developing new technology for roofs by leaps and bounds. It is hard to keep up with all the latest technological roofing trends that are available for 2024. here are a few of those trends
#1. Use robots to install the roof- these are shingle installers that work tirelessly until the job is done. You can talk to roofing professionals to see if they employ this technology to get your roof installed faster and maybe for a lower price.
#2. Smart roofs- this trend has wifi sensors installed in your new roof. What those sensors do is detect when problems like leaks, dangerous snow loads, blocked roof drains, and more are taking place on your roof. This technology is limited to commercial roofs for now.
#3. Cool or white roofs- no matter the name the duty is the same. These roofs reflect the sun’s rays away from your home to keep it cooler. By doing this work, your energy bills should decrease. This roofing option works best in sunnier and warmer climates
#4. 3D printing- you may have thought 3D printing was for smaller objects. However, they have developed the technology to create homes as well as 3D-printed roofs.
The only problem with using this technology is that building codes have not caught up with technology yet. It may be harder to get a 3D-printed roof approved by the city. This roofing option works well with green roof ideas and does not present a structural problem.
#5. Self-Healing and Self-Cleaning Roofs- this is an interesting concept that may extend the life of your commercial roof. The technology thermoplastic to create the self-healing tiles.
Then it takes advantage of the sun to start the self-healing process. Plus, proper and new roof coatings help keep water and other destructive agents from damaging the roof tiles.
The coating helps the rain wash away any destructive materials on your roof before they find a foothold.
When your roof is starting to show its age or some wear and tear, the time is now to act. You need to get a roof inspection to see what can be done to protect your building from damage.
Then you have to set a budget and decide on what type of roof you want or which new technology to go with. You do not have to travel this road alone. Motor City Roofers is here to help and guide you through this difficult process.
Replacing your roof is not going to be cheaper in 2024 so act now by calling our company and talking to one of our roofing experts. We can help find that perfect roof for your building.