Building the roofing system of a commercial building like a school is a complex, challenging process. It is important to get it right from the get-go since there’s hardly any room for miscalculations and technical errors. That’s why Tedrick’s Roofing has put together this short excerpt from the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) about the factors that go into the decision-making process of building a school roof.
1. Cost Factors
This requires distinguishing between low slope and steep slopes. Many school building favor low-slope roofs, which usually have long-term product and workmanship guarantees. When school proprietors or administrators are considering the costs, knowing a roof’s reasonable life expectancy is one of their main starting points. Length of warranty provided also plays a key role in the decision-making process as does the long-term energy savings. The bottom line is that most schools will go for roofing products and slope designs based on their long-term performance and payback.
2. Sustainability Factors
As a matter of principle, you always want a roof that can stand the test of time. So, when it comes to measuring sustainability, you should be able to recycle the roofing materials used to build the roof so they don’t end up in landfills after their useful service life. The school administrator, in conjunction with the roofer, will also want to consider how this new roofing system will impact the school’s energy consumption.
3. Maintenance Factors
It is only natural that administrators and building managers want to know what maintenance will be required after the roof is installed. The best approach is to opt for ongoing maintenance – having us conduct thorough inspections at set intervals and after every major storm to make sure that gutters aren’t clogged, flashings are secure and attached correctly, and seams of applied membranes remain intact.
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