Sunday, 14 February 2016

Preventing Commercial Roofing Disasters


XL Roofing #roofing being among the top roofing contractors in Edmonton is sometimes asked to repair or re-roof mistakes made by other roofing companies.

Commercial buildings are more complicated than residential roofing and so the cost is higher.

Often below average Edmonton roofing contractors come in at lower prices to compete for the contract, resulting in big losses for the customer.

Listen to a recent project gone wrong that highlights the importance of using a good roofing contractor!

Last year we urgently repaired a commercial building roof near Lloydminster AB . . . a job previously done by another company. #roofrepairs

Usually it is not possible to save money from PVC mechanically fastened roof systems; however this
particular contractor cut significant dollars at the cost of quality.

They pocketed money by not installing 5 foot sheets of perimeter flashings on the outer roof edges and using ¼ of fasteners required. #flatroof

This resulted in serious wind damage: The high wind pressure lifted the roof up.

Also reusing old metal caps on the edges that detached from the walls caused the roof to blow into the wind.

The minute the fasteners pulled out, the roof self destructed in minutes.

The roofing contractor got involved in a law suit to cover damages, a huge waste of time and money for the owner.

There are many similar horror stories, so beware of very low bidders!

This goes double for Alberta commercial roofing projects, because Alberta is a very windy place.

Always consider at least 3 bids before assigning a contractor.

For help call or email XLRoofing in Alberta Canada