Roofing Worcester

Commercial Roofing Installations, Repair, and Service

roofer-worcester-maAs the premier commercial and residential roofing specialist in Worcester and the surrounding communities, J & R Construction has been serving the area for over 20 years. As your roofing Worcester specialists, we are dedicated to providing a broad range of services to a number of different clients including architects, builders, developers, and other private clients. Where high-quality commercial roofing installation, repair, and service are concerned, we are the company you can trust and the ones who will protect your property investment. With a team of highly skilled roofing specialists, we are available during the week and not just over the weekends, but all through the year.

Basic Benefits

There are a number of benefits to hiring a J & R Construction roofer Worcester team. First, we never sub-contract our work to other contractors. We specialize in every aspect of commercial and residential roofing regardless of contract. Our team of professionals refurbishes, repairs, replaces, and restores all types of roofing and adheres to the highest standards in the industry. Most importantly, we provide you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have hired the best in the business. Additionally, we are licensed, insured and bonded service adhering to the requisite building codes and state mandatory practices. This is in addition to being accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

How does Commercial and Residential Roofing differ?

Although residential and commercial roofing Worcester are similar in the fact that they both perform the same function, namely to protect the structure and its contents, this is where the similarities end. While one type of roof focuses on function, the other is all about design and style. So you want to ensure that you are hiring a contractor that specializes in all aspects of commercial roofing repair and replacement.

Since a residential roof is extremely visible from a number of ground angles, it should be aesthetically pleasing and must compliment the exterior of the structure. Another key aspect is that many homes have roofs that are steeply pitched. This poses a number of potential hazards that you don’t experience with commercial roofing. It also requires a different skill set when it is time to replace and install that type of roof.

Conversely, a commercial roof is rarely visible to the public eye because they are usually flat to accommodate different building equipment such as HVAC units. Furthermore, there is a broad range of waterproofing materials available which when installed, prevent leaking during heavy rainfall. One more factor that differentiates commercial from residential roofing Worcester is the higher costs involved with installing the former.

Finally, you have to consider the potential impact on the owner of a commercial building versus that of the homeowner. As a homeowner, you have the option of staying with another family member, friend, or in a hotel/motel to avoid the noise during installation or repair. That option is not available to the business owner who relies on the revenues that they generate on a daily basis. When you hire J & R Construction, our commercial roofer Worcester team knows how to work around the customer.

Repair vs. Replacement

Every roof, commercial or residential, has a lifespan and eventually you will need to decide if the repair or replacement of it is the more cost-effective option.   However, knowing when a roof has reached that point where replacement is the only option can be difficult. For example, replacing it too soon could be a waste of money. On the other hand, waiting too long could mean risking expensive water damage repairs in addition to the replacement costs involved.

There are 4 key factors that must be taken into consideration when trying to determine whether or not you should replace it. These factors include:

  • Age of the roof – the lifespan of any roof is attributed to the type of materials that are used. At J & R Construction, we have seen commercial roofing Worcester last from 15 to 30 years. But this depends on the quality of materials used in its construction.
  • Extent of leaking – this is another key factor that must be considered. One or two leaks qualify as an easy repair job. But when there are numerous leaks and water staining exists in multiple areas of the building, your best option is replacement.
  • Overall condition – if most of the roof is still in decent condition, a simple repair may be all that is required. We can easily remove and replace a few damaged, missing, or torn shingles if that is all that is required. This even applies to minor storm damage. However, when the number of damaged, missing, or torn shingles is significant, then replacement becomes the best option.
  • Your finances – granted, price is always a key consideration. However, it should not be the main one. Any commercial roofing Worcester replacement requires a considerable investment so you may have to pay for a major repair and then save up for replacement down the road. Roofing is no different from anything else – you get what you pay for.

J & R Construction wants to be your one-stop commercial roofing Worcester company. Please contact us today for additional information or to schedule an evaluation appointment with one of our specialists. We’ll be glad to help you with free quotes and answer your queries with ease.