Roofing is something you simply cannot avoid. Whether you own a business and have to deal with commercial roofing, or you own a home and deal on the residential roofing side – repairing, replacing, and caring for your roof cannot be evaded for very long.
Here are some impressive, shocking, and even frustrating roofing statistics that SPC Construction & Roofing thinks you ought to know.
50,000 businesses mean you need to do your research when looking for the right fit. Luckily, not all 50,000 of those roofing contractors are in your area – but unfortunately, the stat below means your research might have to be more extensive than you were planning.
Yes, you read that right – the majority of those 50,000 businesses are right in Texas like we are. Which makes it even more impressive that we’re so highly rated in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Colleyville, Frisco, and Grapevine areas.
But why is there such a roofing boom in Texas? Because housing is up, business is up, and well, Texas is big.
If anyone is worried about the roofing bubble popping nationwide anytime soon, it doesn’t seem likely.
Both residential and commercial roofing is on the rise, and even if new homes and businesses slow, roof repairs and maintenance will always still be a steady stream of work for both commercial and residential roofing companies.
That is almost half! Which means you have to be very careful when hiring a roofing contractor, as getting a bad one can drastically hurt your roof’s longevity and even the structural integrity of your home or business.
This also means that getting your roof checked is vital, as a small leak, if caught early, isn’t that big of an issue, however, a water intrusion problem when left unchecked can cause thousands of dollars of damage and be a long and difficult fix.
Of course, not all water intrusion is from roofing issues, as foundation cracks and flooding are to blame as well, but by far the most common way water gets into your building and weakens the integrity is through your roof.
This isn’t to say that all roofs in all conditions only last half as long as they are advertised, but due weather conditions, wear and tear, and homeowner’s insurance, roofs are replaced (on average) more frequently than their designed lifetimes.
Sometimes this is due to their projected lifetime being in a mild climate, of which Texas is not, and sometimes its due to a particularly nasty storm or higher winds than the roof was intended for. But more often than not, roofs take some damage and insurance allows for a full replacement instead of just the needed repairs.
So, though this stat seems negative, it might actually be quite misleading. SPC Construction & Roofing knows that a certain roofing type might be able to last 40 years, but it doesn’t mean that every roof made with that material necessarily will last 40 years – after all, you don’t want to replace your roof one day before it caves in.
Does this seem high? It shouldn’t.
Of course, there are always yearly repairs or replacements for a certain percentage of commercial and residential building owners, but there are also renovations, storms, or additions that increase this number every year.
Many of the above statistics show that the roofing industry is booming, but it also shows that repairs, replacements, and maintenance are important and worth the investment.
If your commercial or residential building needs a new roof, roof repairs, or simply a roof check as we move into the hot summer months, then contact SPC Construction & Roofing to have one of our expert team members out to your property.