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The Best Time for a Commercial Roof Replacement

Mar 23, 2020

Owning commercial property requires a lot of planning, and when it comes to the flat roof, ensuring its condition is top-notch is a key priority. If it’s time to replace your commercial or industrial flat roof, there are many things to consider. Factors such as budget, need, and availability will play a role in deciding when to install a new flat roof. The most important factor to consider when deciding on the best time for a commercial roof replacement is the roof’s condition. In other words, if the flat roof is in need of an immediate replacement, then the replacement should occur as soon as possible.

Flat Roof Replacement Timeline

Although you may think that there is a best time of the year to replace a commercial flat roof, the truth is, it can vary depending on the roof’s condition. Bottom line, the best time for a commercial roof replacement is as soon as it’s needed regardless of the season.

Here’s what to expect for an installation of a commercial or industrial flat roof throughout the year in Toronto, Ontario.

  1. Winter

Flat roof replacement during the winter is possible, however, certain factors must be considered before moving forward with the installation process. Because Toronto endures frigid temperatures during the winter months, the hot asphalt-based Built-Up Roofing (B.U.R) system is the best option for installation. Although other types of commercial roofing systems can be installed during the winter, the hot asphalt-based, multi-ply B.U.R approach is not only known best to sustain extreme cold, but it is also a great option for sectional roofing repairs – which, too, can be completed during the winter.

  1. Spring

If your flat roof is in need of replacement during the spring season, you’re in luck. Springtime can be one of the best times of year for flat roof replacement and installation in Toronto. Why? The sun has yet to reach its full potential, and the cold of the winter has lifted. This temperate climate of spring can allow commercial roofers in Toronto to efficiently and expertly install a new flat roof, that is, if you can get lucky enough to complete an installation between bouts of April showers.

  1. Summer

Although flat roof installation and replacement is possible during the summer, your particular location will dictate how much this will be an issue. Summer in Toronto is fairly consistent. While hot, the season is relatively predictable (aside from a few heat waves that can pop up here and there). And while the heat will present its own challenges to the installation crew, we’ve had many successful flat roof replacement projects during the summer months in Toronto and the surrounding areas.

  1. Fall

Much like the spring, autumn in Toronto is one of the best times for flat roof replacement or installation. In terms of climate, fall is that sweet spot between too hot and too cold, which is a great asset to the installation process for not only the roofing contractors, but also for the roof itself and the materials being used.

Additionally, having a new roof replaced just before the Canadian winter is highly recommended. Nothing protects better against winter weather than a new flat roof for your property. Plus, new roofs regulate temperature much better than older roofs, which can drastically reduce heating costs during the colder months.

Expert Commercial Roof Replacement in Toronto, Ontario

Regardless of the time of year, the expert commercial roofers at Crown Industrial Roofing can replace your commercial flat roof. Each season comes with advantages and disadvantages that can affect the flat roof installation process; so the most important thing to keep in mind the roof’s condition and the urgency of your need for replacement.

No matter the time of year, contact the professional roofing contractors at Crown Industrial Roofing for flat roof repairs, flat roof replacements, and flat roof inspection and maintenance. We also offer 24/7 emergency flat roof repair services if your flat roof problem is dangerous and severe. Contact us today for your commercial or industrial flat roof replacement needs, or book your free commercial roofing inspection here.