Signs Your Commercial Roofing Needs to Be Replaced

If you own or are in charge of a commercial property, you have a lot of things to worry about. Chances are, between rent payments and general maintenance, you aren’t thinking a lot about the roof of your property. However, problems with your roofing can cause serious issues with your tenants, clients, and customers in the short and long term.

The best way to avoid emergency repairs is to proactively replace your commercial roof before it begins to show serious wear and tear. If you know what to look for during your regular property walk-throughs, you can begin to save for the investment as well. Here are signs that could indicate it is time to begin the replacement process.

Age-Related Issues

One of the best ways to determine if it is time to replace your commercial roofing is to determine how old the roof is. Most commercial roofs, depending on their material, last approximately 10-20 years. Materials such as steel or metal will last much longer than a traditional shingle roof. Similarly, a flat roof with an excellent gutter system will typically last longer than a pitched roof.


Another telltale sign it is time to begin the process of replacing your commercial roof is discoloration. Your roof could become discolored due to mold, fading, or other damage. In any case, if you can see the discoloration, it likely means it is time for repair or replacement.

Animal Activity

Animals are notorious for causing roof damage to residential and commercial properties. If you notice any signs of animal activity on your roof, such as scratch marks, holes, or evidence of chewing, it is time to replace the roof.

Leaking, Flooding, or Other Water Damage

Sometimes, you may not notice it is time for a roof repair until the signs are obvious and causing issues. If you notice leaking, dripping or flooding inside of your commercial building, the roof is likely the culprit.

The team at Roberts Restoration excels at working with commercial property owners during roof repairs or replacements. We work diligently to not only assist the owner in choosing the best roofing material and style for their building, but also to assure installation does not negatively affect the daily business of the company.

Call us today to talk more about your roofing repairs or concerns.