Flat Roofing: Repair or Replace?

As a roofer who has been repairing and replacing commercial roofs for over fifteen years, I have experienced probably every attitude toward flat roofing there is.

Some people, let’s call them Owner A, just want the question to go away: They know the roof is “up there” but they don’t want to think about it and don’t want to know about it. They don’t care how much it costs, they just don’t want it to leak for many years. Insulated Torch On roof membrane replacement can be a great option in these cases.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, there are more “hands-on” owners. Let’s call them Owner Z. They are very engaged with our process, or on pricing, or sometimes we are surprised to see them on the roof with us! They may be okay with a leak coming through their old roof every once in a while, to save on the cost of a new roof, and they don’t mind putting out buckets and calling us for emergencies.

Both of these types of owners are equally right and equally valued by us. Owner A and Owner Z above are two extremes, but there’s a whole alphabet in between of real people who don’t know how to fix their roof, but know what they want and what they’re willing to do to get it/or live with. Flat roof repairs can be costly for owners and inconvenient, sure, but as your trusted roof service provider, we are there when and how you need us.

It’s easy for any roofer to say “You should replace” or “You should repair”, but it’s not the roofer’s building, budget, or goals that should be considered- it’s yours. So when you’re ready to make an investment in your roof, Robinson Roofing is here to provide you with all the information you need to make the decision that’s right for your space.

This includes:

  • Detailed roof assessment documents with captioned photographs
  • Estimated roof life analysis based on current condition, existing roofing materials, and past performance of similar roofs
  • Planning documents with estimated annual roof repair budgets through to estimated failure time
  • Roofing project planning considerations
  • Roof system design
  • Roof replacement budgets

With two replacement and three repair crews, all lead by Red Seal certified journeyman roofers, we have the knowledge and wherewithal to get the right job done at the right time, for the right price.

Do you need a flat roofing contractor in Vancouver?

Please call us for a No-Obligation Consultation today, and start shaping your new perspective of roofers.