Wondering when it’s time to replace the roofs on your condos, apartments, or townhomes? Whether you’re a resident, a board member, or a property manager of multifamily complex, it’s a question that’s surely crossed your mind. It’s a big decision that can seriously impact your property’s upkeep and budget. Luckily, CP Rankin specializes in both new and restorative multifamily roofing projects and we’re here to let you in on some key factors to consider when determining if a roof replacement may be a necessity or not:

  1. How old are the roofs? Like anything else, roofs have a lifespan. But if you’ve been good about keeping up with maintenance, they might last longer than originally expected. Still, if they’re showing signs of wear and tear or weren’t installed properly, it might be time to start thinking about replacement. In these cases, it’s imperative to partner with a certified roofing contractor to conduct a comprehensive inspection to give you a clear vision of the current condition of the roof and to help formulate a plan of action to get the most bang for your roofing bucks.
  2. Are you constantly shelling out cash for repairs? If your community is dishing out dues for roof repairs year after year, it might be more cost-effective in the long run to invest in a new roofing system. It’s true that roof repairs are typically going to cost less than a complete reroof project; however, if you are paying for a slew of repairs over the course of a few years, there’s a good chance they’ll eventually exceed the cost of an entire roof replacement.
  3. Do your roofs look worn and torn, regardless of their age? All too often, roof systems deteriorate prematurely due to a lack of proper maintenance. This applies to all roofing systems. If that’s the case, it’s probably time to start thinking about replacements, or at least addressing the problem areas pronto. And don’t forget about those pesky roof invaders like algae, lichen, moss, and mold. They may not mean it’s time for new roofs, but they definitely need to be dealt with to avoid further damage.
  4. Want to spruce up your property’s appearance? Curb appeal is critical in calculating value. New roofs can make a world of difference in how your condos, apartments, or townhomes look. If your current roof system is looking a bit tired or out of place, upgrading it could give your multifamily property a facelift and even boost its value. As stated by the National Apartment Association, “It may sound boring, but the best way to maintain and drive a property’s long-term value is a proper maintenance routine.”
  5. Planning any other improvements? If you’re already thinking about painting, landscaping, or other upgrades, it might be a good idea to tackle roof replacements at the same time. It can save you time, money, and a heap of hassle in the long run, plus it can help to ensure everything looks cohesive.

Ultimately, prioritizing proper installation and maintenance practices is paramount for ensuring the longevity of multifamily roof systems. Routine inspections, diligent record-keeping, and proactive maintenance measures facilitate informed decision-making regarding roof replacement, optimizing property management efforts, and minimizing unforeseen expenses. However, if all options have been exhausted, determining the appropriate time for roof replacement, versus repairs, is integral to effective property management and budgetary planning. Figuratively speaking, CP Rankin is already in your back yard, with strategically-placed offices and hubs to meet multifamily roofing needs across the country. With one call, you have access to CP Rankin’s fully-operational and national roofing professionals, ready for immediate dispatch. Contact CP Rankin today!

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