Frequently asked questions
What is the useful life of a commercial roof?
10 to 40 years
When installed and maintained properly, the average commercial roof can last anywhere from 10 to 40 years. The life expectancy will vary, however, based on the materials used as well as a few other factors.
What are commercial roofs made of?
They can be constructed from any number of materials, including: TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin), PVC (polyvinyl chloride), EPDM (ethylene propylene diene methylene), regular and modified bitumen, and built-up roofing.
My roof leaks. Do I need to have it replaced completely?
It's never a good thing to have a leaking roof. It does not, however, necessitate a full roof replacement. The amount of roof repair and work required is determined by the extent of the leaking damage. Give us a call to see if only minor repairs or a complete roof replacement are needed.
Roof leakage can be caused by a variety of issues, which is why it's important to inspect your roof on a regular basis and look for common warning signs. While you can do this inspection yourself, it's a good idea to employ a professional at least once a year to search for any significant roof issues.
How long does a commercial flat roof last?
A typical commercial flat roof membrane should last on average 20-25 years before needing to be replaced. On the shorter end it could need replacing in 10 years, and on the longer end, it could last even 50 or more years.
What is the best commercial roofing material?
6 Most Common Commercial Roofs and Roofing Materials
1.Built-Up Roofing (BUR) Membrane.
3.Modified Bitumen Roofing.
4.Thermoset (EPDM) Roof Membrane.
5.Thermoplastic (PVC & TPO) Roof Membrane.
6.Garden “Green” Roofing System.
What if my new roof leaks?
Maintain your composure.
Roof leaks are a natural occurrence, so don't scream at your roofing contractor or think of your leaking roof as a personal assault on you.
Instead, contact your roofing contractor and explain the issue in detail. There's no need to exaggerate the leak, and it's crucial to justify your situation calmly and clearly. You would expect the leak to be patched if you made the right decision in hiring a competent roofing contractor.
Roofing contractors often provide warranties on their work, and even if they don't, most are concerned enough with their reputation to rectify the situation and ensure that your roof is in good working order. All of our work comes with a 5-year NO LEAK warranty from Champion Exteriors.
Keep calm, call your roofing contractor, explain the issue plainly, and set a deadline for completion.