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At Premiere Roofing, we believe that a commercial roof estimate should be as accurate and comprehensive as possible. But knowing how much the job will cost is only part of the picture. To be a fully informed consumer, please review the following list of factors that impact the cost of repair, restoration, or restoration of your commercial building.


  1. The pitch of the roof (flat vs. sloped)
  2. The height, size, and ease of access to the roof
  3. The condition of the sub-roof
  4. The type of roofing materials used
  5. Miscellaneous factors: Such as wind loads and code requirements.

Flat vs. sloped commercial roofs

Most commercial buildings in North Carolina have flat roofs. This is because a flat design offers several advantages, including ease of maintenance, ready accessibility, and enhanced safety.

On the other hand, there are plenty of small to medium-sized locations that have a residential-style sloped roof. Usually, this is because the building was originally a private home and was renovated at some point for business purposes.

Whatever type of roof your facility currently has, our technicians have the equipment and know-how needed to restore it to like-new condition. We’ll discuss the details with you during our visit.

Height, size, and ease of commercial roof access

The easier a roof is to access, the less it will cost to repair or replace it. For example, a multi-story commercial building may require cranes or other heavy equipment to get supplies to the top. On the other hand, a single-story structure may only need an electric hoist or existing stairways for our workers to gain access.

The size of your roof can also impact the amount of your commercial roofing estimate. But this is not always the case, especially if the amount of work required is modest. We’ll do everything possible to complete the job on time and under budget.

The condition of your sub-roof

Commercial roofs go bad for many reasons. Sometimes the damage is due to a freak weather event that removes top materials but leaves the underlying structure untouched. Other times, the cause goes beneath the surface to the internal supports. In cases like these, resolution may require more materials and time.

It takes a skilled eye to tell the difference between a minor blemish and a major concern. That’s why we invest heavily in ongoing training for our employees. Your business’s future may hinge on our ability to diagnose the problem with your roof and prescribe the right remedy.

The type of roofing materials used

There was a time when virtually all commercial roofs were made of built-up layers of gravel, asphalt, and tar. Today, you’re just as likely to see roofing made from ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM), thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), or polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Each type of commercial roof has its share of advantages and considerations. Our people will explain your options so you can make the best possible choice for your facility.

Miscellaneous considerations for your commercial roof

Many other variables can affect your commercial roof costs. These factors include building codes, local wind or weather conditions, the facility’s shape and layout, and the extent of the damage.


Premiere Roofing and Gutters provides FREE commercial roof estimates throughout Catawba County, North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a visit from one of our commercial roofing contractors. We will be happy to come to inspect your building firsthand, evaluate the extent of the damage, and provide estimates for the cost of repair, coating, restoration, or a full commercial roof replacement.

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