Your commercial roof is the single largest component protecting your business’ building, employees, and assets. Keeping it up-to-date and leak-free is important to keeping your building safe. But when it comes time to replace your roof, that can be expensive. So what can you do to prevent this costly expenditure from happening? 

One of the biggest ways to reduce the cost of a roof replacement is by “recycling in place.”

So, what does it mean to “recycle in place?” How do you know which materials can be reused? How can you save money with this process? Check out the video below or continue reading to explore the answers to those questions and more. 

What does it mean to “recycle in place?”

“Recycling in place” means that you are able to leave parts of your roof in place and only replace the areas that absolutely need it. And reusing materials has more benefits than you might imagine.

Putting the focus on maximizing your business’ roof allows you to save money and extend the longevity of it without having to do a complete replacement. 

At Weather Shield, we’re able to reincorporate and reuse parts that other contractors may tell you need replacing.  Most local commercial roof repair companies are more concerned about selling an entire roof. But an honest, excellent roofing contractor is not in the business of selling you a full roof replacement when a few spots need to be repaired instead. 

How does recycling in place help my wallet? 

Recycling in place can help you save both your money and the environment. We will start with your wallet first.

While a whole roof replacement can be a big expense, repairing your roof in sections can be much more reasonable. At Weather Shield, we start every roof inspection with the best technology available to inspect your roof. This includes using infrared leak detection and nuclear moisture scanning technology to get a full picture of your roof.

Using these technologies, we can locate and map hidden roof issues that are invisible to the eye. We can then evaluate which parts of your roof are in dry, good condition and which parts are wet and need to be replaced — allowing you to cut costs by only having us replace the parts that are in poor condition as we recycle. Taking the guesswork out of the inspections could save you thousands of dollars with your company’s roof.

How does recycling in place help improve the environment?

Now for the environment — building materials aren’t always environmentally friendly. But in most cases, there’s a lot that can be said about reusing materials as opposed to replacing them.

Taking out materials that could be reused or repurposed and simply disposing of them for new materials is not an environmentally friendly plan. However, being able to reuse and repurpose materials saves your business from unneeded waste. Our goal is to keep as much roofing material out of landfills as possible. 

Recycling in place is a win-win situation for both your pocket book and the environment.

How to prevent your business from needing a full roof replacement?

Roof leaks that interrupt your operations or cause serious damage to your facility if it’s not taken care of promptly. It’s important to keep your roof safe, strong, and leak-free. So, how do you prevent your roof from needing a full roof replacement?

The key is to schedule regular roofing inspections. It is recommended that your roof gets inspected at least one to two times a year.

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Routine inspections and maintenance on your commercial roof can save you from major headaches later on.

Unique approach

Weather Shield offers a unique approach to commercial roofing inspections and maintenance that sets us apart from other companies in the industry. Using forensics to pinpoint the areas of your roof that can be recycled helps you save you money and the environment. 

At Weather Shield, we focus on maximizing the lifespan of your commercial roof. Through that we can help you avoid unnecessary costs associated with a complete roof replacement. We take the time to individualize each and every client’s roofing plan, making sure that you only pay for the repairs or replacements that are absolutely necessary. 

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