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Renovating the Roof of Your Commercial Property

The roofing of your commercial property is one of its most important components since a sound roof will protect the rest of your building from the unwanted intrusion of water and other damaging outdoor elements. Your roof can be one of the most expensive parts of your home to renovate, so it will be important to address as soon as any issues become apparent. You will want to keep in mind:

  • The age of the roof. Every roof has an expected life-span, which depends on its type and the materials it was constructed with. A flat (or “low-slope”) roof can be expected to last about 20 years, while sloped roofs will have a lifespan of about 12 years if they are constructed with asphalt tile. Barrel-tile roofing can last up to 50 years.  
  • The cost to renovate
  • The status of any warranties. If your roof has an active No-dollar Limit Roof Warranty, then you will want to get the renovation done while that warranty is still active. Keep in mind that some roofing warranties are prorated, which will mean that you only get credit for the remaining life of the roof. A manufacturer’s warranty is separate from the installation warranty, as well, so if there is any reason either of the parties can blame the other for an issue, there could be delays. 
  • Potential tax incentives. There may be tax incentives available in your area for installing energy-efficient roofing, so you will want to investigate this before you start the renovation of your commercial property roofing. Some roof repair can be tax-deductible, as well. These will have a significant impact on the cost-effectiveness of your renovation project, so check your local, state, and federal tax guidelines. 

The roofing of your commercial property is a major investment, and it could be invaluable to have a professional evaluate the condition of your roof to identify the most cost-effective way to renovate it. The Ascension General Contractor team evaluates all of the factors that can be involved in your cost equation, and we are familiar with tax incentives on the federal, state, and local levels for the state of Tennessee. Call us today for a professional evaluation of the roofing for your commercial property.