Your roof is the most vulnerable part of your building. Every day, it’s exposed to the elements that contribute to deterioration and decay. Proper maintenance and protection help prolong the life of a roof, but eventually, even the most well-maintained roof will need to be replaced.
Preparing for Commercial Roofing in Las Vegas
Is now the right time to replace your commercial roof? If so, there are some steps you can take beforehand to ensure your investment is a sound and financially savvy one.
Step 1: Scope
The roofing scope of work should be defined before any other decisions are made or paperwork is signed. It should always be written by a qualified, experienced commercial roofing contractor and should set clear expectations about things like:
- Type of roofing system
- Description of labor, materials and equipment needed to complete the job
- Performance requirements
- Submittal of reports and data
- Pre-installation factors
- Delivery terms
- Environmental requirements
Step 2: Due Diligence
Allow plenty of time to research and develop the design of your new roof; more so if you’re changing the roofing materials. Scrutinize a contractor’s background and experience and make sure they are properly licensed, bonded and insured. When you receive a bid, make sure it represents the best value for your investment.
Step 3: Cost
Plan your roof replacement in accordance with your budget. Then, talk to your commercial roofing contractor about which time of year is optimal for roof replacements. This will help you gauge when you’ll be able to get the best team for the best price.
Step 4: Scheduling
In many cases, a contractor can safely perform roof work during business hours without too much disruption. Coordinate with your roofing contractor as to the best times for doing the work. Think about things like employee parking, where materials will be stored on-site, and so on.
Step 5: The Elements
Las Vegas sees little rain and snow each year, but summers can be extremely hot, making it a less ideal time to tackle a roof replacement. Heat can also affect materials and the roofers themselves. And, if your HVAC system needs to be shut off during the construction, your own employees could suffer.
Step 6: Permits
Obtain all the necessary permits well in advance of starting your project. Most permits take a week or two to get approved. You can learn more by visiting the City of Las Vegas’ website.
Protection from the Top Down
Carefully planning for a commercial roof replacement can result in substantial time and costs savings. If you’d like to learn more about commercial roofing in Las Vegas, give us a call at 702-262-7847 or contact us online today.