Ripping off stubborn shingles can be a tiresome, all-day task for roofers. Whether you are pulling up an entire roof or just a smaller section, a shingle remover can make your job much more efficient. Jack the Ripper Shingle Remover takes all of the tough work out of your roof replacement, by quickly cutting through even the most difficult shingle materials. Lightweight and with an 8-inch serrated blade, this shingle remover can get the job done.
The Jack the Ripper Shingle Remover provides over 48 inches of leverage to make the load easier on your legs and back. Have our roofing tools work with you and make your job easier. Equipped with a steel handle and poly-D grip for maximum comfort and control, this shingle ripper cuts through heavy-duty shingles and stubborn materials to cleanly and completely remove the entire shingle. The sleek design ensures no nails or shingle remnants are left behind. Reshingle your roof in no time at all. This is a roofing tool to have handy at every job site.
When to replace your roof is almost just as important as how to do it. Repairing commercial roofs can be costly, but there are benefits to doing it either in parts or all at once as a total roofing job. Sometimes maintenance jobs require little involvement. Replacing shingles or flashing repair can be relatively quick, inexpensive and can add years to the life of your roof. A partial reroof is also an option and can save you thousands of dollars and instead of redoing the entire thing. If your roof is still relatively young and still has a sound structure to it, the partial re-roof is the route to take. However, when the patch jobs become too many, or the damage is more severe, a complete re-roof might be the route to take. This can be extremely expensive but might be the only option. Another way to save money is roofing over your existing roof. This is a quick and easy choice, because there is no demolition. Consider both carefully before tackling your next roofing project.
The key to a partial re-roof is to know when it's appropriate. Patching and spot maintenance can add as much as 10-15 years to the life of a younger roof. Partial jobs typically cost more per section, because there is more room for error and sometimes additional labor is required. You will still be paying much less when comparing your rates to an entire roofing project. Sometimes the previous roofing layer will need to be removed. A shingle remover is a great commercial roofing tool to take off the layers when you rip the existing one up. If you choose to roof over the existing shingles, it can create a lopsided effect and sections will need to be built up and possibly covered with a ridge cap. This will help the new roof blend into the other sections. It is important to match it as closely as possible, as customers don't want to see the repair job stand out.
Repairs and partial re-roofs can extend the life of your roof for many years. However, if your entire roof is creeping up on its life-expectancy; it is a better call to choose the total roof replacement option. This is a better long-term investment, so you don't have to opt for another partial commercial roofing job a few years after you've already done one.
It is important to pay attention to what your roof is telling you, regarding longevity. If you see dark spotting or loose flashing, these could be signs the roof’s age is catching up with it. Excessive water spots can sometimes spread and cause mold issues, which of course can weaken your roof tremendously. Make sure trees are out of the way, and your roof has adequate sunlight to dry quickly. Also, ensure that your drainage system is working properly and pooling water off the surface and away from your house. A dry roof is key to avoiding mold and moss, which can structurally weaken and rot your roof. Any fungus can cause detrimental issues to your roof structure.
Be sure to keep your flashing tightly sealed and gutters secure. The less room for water to get into the crevices, the better. Sometimes, branches can damage shingles and cause openings for water to get into and not dry properly. The tighter your seams are, and the more secure your gutters are, the less chance there is for heavy rain to get into spaces and cause harm. As always, the best maintenance for your roof is prevention. Keeping your roof secure, clean and well-maintained will ensure you get the proper lifespan out of your commercial roof.
Oh no, you’ve recently noticed a problem with your commercial roof! So what are your options to fix your commercial roof?
Get your business back up and running! Read here what your roof repair options are and what the best one is for your commercial roof.
Before you commit to what steps you will take to recover your roof, here’s what you should consider:
Now that you’ve asked yourself those four questions. Let’s consider the pros and cons of your roof repair options.
If there is only minor damage and the repairs needed are relatively easy, just do a simple repair on the current issue. Doing a simple repair can extend the life of your roof and is less costly than other options.
Repairing just the damage and not doing a full roof overhaul is your best bet if the roof currently has quality insulation and the membrane of the roof is still in good shape. If the roof currently has an old membrane or poor insulation you should look at other options for your roof.
One of the most cost effective methods for giving your roof a touch-up! The coating provides an extra layer of protection from potential leaks and helps extend the life of your commercial roof. This coating can solve roof leaks on virtually any roofing material. Also, it’s seamless and easy to install!
Adding a layer of coating is also one of the least disruptive ways of treating your roof. This option is ideal for occupied buildings and won’t hinder your business.
Sometimes the damage is too much, and complete roof overhaul is the best bet for your building. One indicator that you need to replace your roof is if your roof had to be re-covered once before.
As mentioned earlier if a roof has a dated membrane or poor insulation, a full replacement is the best option that will help address all the roof issues. Also, if the damage consists of 25% of your roof or more, you might as well commit to a full roof replacement.
A total replacement is beneficial because it allows your roof to get fully updated and you’ll be less likely to have problems with your new roof in the coming years. So if you are thinking long-term, a full replacement is the choice for you!
For questions about your roof repairs or needed tools, contact us at AJC Tools.