Great Lakes Systems Blog
I frequently have had clients as me about preventative maintenance for their commercial flat roof. My typical response is that I can give you a very competitive price on a new roof but where I can really save you a lot of money is in preventative maintenance.
If quality inspections are made on your roof and maintenance is preformed regularly you can frequently double the life of your roof. With the average price for a new roof well over $100,000 it make a lot of sense to see what it can do for you.
In a word, 'Yes', it is viable for you! Solar energy is, forgive the pun, a hot topic. When I first got into the roofing business 38 years ago, I was working with a consultant to help my transition into ownership. I asked him how important accounting was to the business. He asked me a few questions, heard my answers, and then said, "You don't even know the right questions to ask about accounting, you’ll have to start from the beginning.”
If you are considering solar on the roof of your business, my goal is to help start the process and get you 'asking the right questions'.
The best time to consider installing solar on your building is in conjunction with or right after you have a new roof installed. Why? Most solar systems last 25 to 35 years or more, and removing and reinstalling a solar system for a reroofing project is challenging and expensive. Plus, you have downtime for your solar energy production.
What stage is your roof at? Most important, of course, is what you can do to prolong the life of your roof, no matter what life stage it's in! What you can do to extend the life of your roof depends on what part of the cycle it is currently at. Let's look at the stages in the cycle of a roof and look at how we can prolong each stage and put off the a new roof for as long as you can.
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