How Much Does a New Commercial Roof Cost?

Re-roofing is an essential expense for any commercial building. Over time, general wear and weather damage will develop in your building’s roof, leading to leaks, rust, or visible disrepair. A professionally installed new commercial roof can revitalize the property and restore it to its previous condition — or even better.

We’ve served Coastal Mid-Atlantic business owners with re-roofing, maintenance, and repair services for over three decades at Hound Roofing. We know a new commercial roof can be a considerable expense, especially if it’s unexpected.

In this guide, we cover roof replacement pricing, and we’ll walk through the factors that impact the final replacement roof price (such as size and materials), additional service options to consider, and whether repair or replacement is the right choice for your business’s roof.

Factors That Affect Roof Replacement Pricing

Every commercial roof is slightly different and will have a different price tag. So it’s important to have a professional assess the current roof and specifications to give you a personalized quote. This will give you a much more exact idea of how much it costs to get a new commercial roof. However, here are some factors that will significantly affect that final price.

Types and Materials of Roofing Systems

The material and installation style you choose is one of the biggest roof replacement pricing factors. Three popular roofing options in the Coastal Mid-Atlantic that we frequently see are:

  1. Single-Ply Membrane Roofing: Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) or ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) membranes are sheets of material that bind to the underlayer along the tops of commercial buildings. It’s a cost-effective option that works well for large roof systems.
  2. Metal Roofing: Metal roofs are aesthetically appealing, long-lasting, and require little maintenance. While the initial installation is more expensive, the long life and lack of maintenance concerns often result in long-term savings.
  3. Built-Up Roofing: Also called tar and gravel roofs, these roofs feature layers of tar and fabrics topped with a layer of gravel. This style of roofing has been popular for over a century. This option is more expensive than single-ply membranes but offers a wider variety of material options.

Roofing Access

If your building requires regular access to the roof, this could increase the replacement roof price. For example, a rooftop bar will need additional amenities and features, increasing the average price for the roof. If your building’s roof will also hold HVAC equipment and see frequent foot traffic from technicians, this may introduce additional wear or require additional safety features.

Existing Roof Condition

Before a completely new roof can be installed, the old one has to be removed. Roofs with multiple layers of material, such as built-up roofing, may require a lot of labor before installation begins. A commercial roof in significant disrepair will also incur additional expenses for safely removing the old roof and potential repairs to the underlying structure. Ask about removal costs when getting quotes for your next commercial roof.

Additional Considerations

In addition to your re-roofing project, you may be considering other services and protections for your business. Two common additional costs you might consider along with the replacement roof prices are warranties and ongoing maintenance.

  • Type of Warranty: Factors such as the duration, degree of coverage, and roof type will determine the cost of a warranty.
  • Maintenance: At Hound Roofing, we also offer maintenance services for commercial roofs in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Signing up for ongoing preventative maintenance and inspections can protect your investment and extend the life of your new roof. Prices will vary based on the type of roof and services offered.

Cost for Roof Replacement vs. Roof Repair

Patching or making minor repairs to a roof often has a smaller initial cost than a replacement roof price. But eventually, all commercial roofs need to be replaced. Stretching out the life of a roof too long can lead to costly water damage and unsafe conditions.

While replacing your roof can be expensive upfront, it will lead to reduced maintenance costs, fewer repair bills, and fewer sudden emergencies from a leaky or damaged roof. Professional roofers can assess your building and advise whether the roof should be repaired or replaced.

Expect roof repair bills to have line items for each type of repair, while roof replacement pricing is often calculated in terms of square footage.

Hound Roofing Will Consider All the Factors When Replacing Your Commercial Roof

For over 30 years, the experts at Hound Roofing have been replacing commercial roofs across the Coastal Mid-Atlantic in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. We offer comprehensive re-roofing services, including warranties and maintenance, for ongoing peace of mind.

Contact us today to tell our team what you’re looking for in your next commercial roof.

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