When Your Commercial Roof is at (or Past) its Service Life

Most roof systems have an average life span of 14 to 16 years. A new roof is needed when the existing one is beyond repair.

Time to Reroof

Roofs need to be built stronger in order to last longer. Any of the following attributes will help extend roof life:

  • Thicker membranes.
  • Pavers.
  • Adequate slope.
  • Reinforced seams.
  • Cover board.

What to Expect

D. C. Taylor Co. will discuss what you need from your new roof and how you’d like it to perform.

Planning Your Project

The existing roof will be surveyed and a proposal and scope of work will be shared. Alternates and options can be explored. Once the contract is signed, our teams will begin planning your project.

Executing Your Project

Unless the project is a recover, our experienced roofing technicians remove and dispose of the existing roof system components, sometimes down to the structural deck. Then, we install appropriate roofing insulation. (Sometimes this includes a combination of roof insulation and high-density gypsum board.) The new roof membrane is fastened, adhered, or ballasted over the new insulation. Our project supervisor provides daily, weekly, or beginning/end communication updates, according to your preferences.

Completing Your Project

Once the project is completed, you’ll be provided a warranty, maintenance requirements, and an asset management plan for ongoing maintenance. Whenever applicable, you’ll receive a roof manufacturer warranty ranging from 10 to 30 years. Read more about our 9-step process here.

Our Crews are Trained and Certified

All D. C. Taylor Co. workmanship on single-ply membrane, built-up, modified bitumen, metal, and spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing systems is performed in accordance with manufacturer specifications and recommendations from the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). Our roof technicians are certified and approved applicators for most major roofing manufacturers (e.g. Carlisle SynTec, Firestone Building Products, Sika Sarnafil, Johns Manville, etc.).