When it comes to commercial roofing, the list of myths goes on and on.

Here at J. Adams Roofing, we’re not your average commercial roofing company in St. Augustine. We recognize the importance of having accurate information when it comes to making decisions about your roof, as well as how much of an impact those decisions can have on your bottom line. We know that you want your roof to last as long as possible, but in order to take the appropriate steps to make it last, you first need to know the truth about common roofing myths. Check out our last blog to learn the truth about a few common commercial roofing myths, and keep reading to learn more.

Myth #4. Roof inspections are only necessary when something happens.

Many business owners believe that they don’t need to get their roof inspected unless a storm has hit or another event has occurred that could affect their roof. As a general rule of thumb, you should always get your commercial roof inspected at least twice per year, but it never hurts to also get it inspected after storms and other events. Inspections are necessary for multiple reasons, but there’s one that will pique your interest quite a bit as a business owner — they’ll help you save more money!

Myth #5. There’s no reason to get your commercial roof maintained.

Many business owners don’t call in professional roofers unless there is a problem to fix, but this is the wrong way to look at taking care of your roof. If you’re interested in saving money and preventing roofing problems, preventative maintenance is the only way to go. When you have a professional come out and take a look at your roof on a regular basis, they’ll be able to catch small, easy-to-fix problems before they turn into big problems that require pricey fixes. Plus, regular maintenance will help to extend the life of your roof, which will prevent you from having to pay to have the roof prematurely replaced.

Myth #6. Your roof has nothing to do with your energy bills.

When you’re thinking about which roofing material to choose for your commercial building, it’s important that you take your energy bills into consideration. Believe it or not, some materials can help to lower your energy bills. TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) and PVC roofs both have reflective qualities that help to prevent heat gain, as do roofs that have Elastomeric Coatings. Metal roofs are also a great choice when you want to save more on your energy bills. This may seem counterintuitive, since metal is known for getting hot in the sunlight, but it also reflects the sun away, keeping everything underneath your metal roof very cool and comfortable.

Don’t let common misconceptions about commercial roofs keep you from doing what’s right for your roof and your needs. We hope that this blog series will shed some light on these common myths, but if you have any additional questions or concerns, or you’re in need of professional service for your roof, give us a call. As St. Augustine’s premier commercial roofing company, there’s no roofing problem we can’t handle.