Phillips Roofing & Restoration
5262 S Staples St
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 815-3866

Commercial Roofing FAQ

As a business owner, your building’s roof is the last thing you want to worry about. But without a good commercial roofing system, it won’t get as much protection from the elements. That’s why you need to know how to take care of your roof. It will go a long way toward protecting your investment. So, here are some of the frequently asked questions about commercial roofing.

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How much will it cost to get a new roof?

The cost of a new commercial roofing system will depend on a lot of things: the type of roof you want to install, how big it needs to be, and whether anything has to be fixed before it can be installed. Be sure to speak to someone at Phillips Roofing and Restoration for a free estimate on your next installation.

How do I know if my building needs a new roof?

If you see any mold, water stains, signs of shingle damage (such as cracking and curling), or any that appear to be missing, you might need a new roof. Be sure to contact us, so we can come up with the best course of action.


How long does it take to install a new roof?

The actual time it takes to repair or install a new roof will depend on the scope of the work that needs to be done, the type of roof you want to install, and whether there’s any existing damage. Even the weather can affect the time it takes to install a new roof. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about our process.

How do I know what type of commercial roofing system I need to install?

There are several types of commercial roofing materials, but your best choice will depend on your specific situation. Be sure to speak to a professional for more information.

Can I install a new roof on top of my old one?

It depends on the type of roof was installed, how it was insulated, the condition of the roof deck, and whether it has been saturated with moisture. It will also depend on local and national building codes, as well as on your specific budget. But before you decide that this type of commercial roofing restoration is possible, be sure to speak to a qualified roofing contractor so he or she can make a thorough assessment. It may require some more invasive methods of gathering information (such as making core cuts of the existing roofing assembly or testing the roof deck).

How often should I inspect my commercial roofing system?

Any major water damage is as sign of a serious problem. So if you notice water stains or leaks, you should speak to a roofing professional as soon as possible. There are, however, some best practices that will extend the life of your roof. You want to check it after every major storm or period of bad weather (such as snow, ice, or rain), and you should perform an inspection every time the seasons change.

How long can I expect my commercial roofing system to last?

The lifespan of your commercial roof will depend on a number of factors. Everything from weather conditions to the type of roofing material you installed will affect its longevity. Here are the lifespan averages for some of the common commercial roofing types:

  • Spray Polyurethane Foam: 30-50 years
  • Single-Ply TPO Membrane: 15-20 years
  • Single-Ply EPDM Membrane: 20-25 years
  • Metal Roofing: 30-45 years
  • Built-Up Roofing: 10-15 years

Be sure to speak to a roofing professional for more information.

What should I do if I find a roof leak?

If you notice any signs of a leaking roof, your first priority is to protect what’s inside your building (which may require you to move furniture or cover equipment). And once you have everything protected, mark the leaking area so you can show it to a professional. If your contractor has an emergency contact number, you want to take advantage of this service. But if they don’t have one, contact them as early as possible during business hours.

If you have any more questions about commercial roofing systems, feel free to reach out to Phillips Roofing and Restoration. We’re one of the best roofers in Corpus Christi, because we have a qualified team with years of combined experience in both residential and commercial roofing. If you want to work with one of the best choices for roofing in the Coastal Bend, get in touch with us today!

Phillips Roofing & Restoration
Roofing in Corpus Christi
5262 S Staples St
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 815-3866
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