RA Construction KC, LLC

Kansas City General Contractor

Commercial Roofing FAQ

If you own or operate a commercial property in the area, you probably don’t think about your roof much. And who can blame you? You have other things to worry about over the course of any given day. Since your attention is divided with all the other aspect of running a commercial building or business, you don’t have time to do research on commercial roofs or be on the phone asking questions.

To make navigating the complex world of commercial a little bit easier, we have collected the most frequently asked questions we’re asked in regard to commercial roofing. We hope that you find this to be a convenient way to get your questions answered.

If your question doesn’t appear on this FAQ page, please feel free to give RA Construction KC, LLC a call and we’ll provide you a clear answer.

How Can I Recognize When a Roof System Needs to be Repaired or Replaced?

Without professional experience as a roofer, it can be difficult to know when a roof needs to be repaired or replaced. The main things you should look for are:


This is an obvious one, but if you notice water dripping, a wet spot on the ceiling or a puddle forming on the floor, your roof has some damage and needs to be patched up.

Wear and Tear

If your roof looks old, cracked or curled, it’s likely time to get it repaired or replaced.

Energy Usage

If there are no signs of physical damage, you might want to check your electric bill. A strong, durable roof shouldn’t be letting heating or cooling out. If there’s been an uptick in how much you have been spending on energy, give RA Construction KC, LLC a call.

The best way to make sure your roof is in condition is arranging for a roof inspection where will examine all the aspects and determine what action, if any, needs to be taken.

My Roof is Leaking. Do I Need to Replace it?

A leak doesn’t necessarily mean that you will have to spring for a roof replacement. There are a number of factors to consider. How old is the roof? What material is it made out of? Have you had repaired recently? Let us take a look at it and we’ll be able to recommend the right solution.

How Long Do New Roofs Last?

It varies based on the material you have selected. EPDM roofs can last anywhere from 25 to 30 years. Metal roofs can last up to 50 years. Of course, no matter the material you choose for your commercial roof, it can’t achieve its maximum expected service life without providing it with regular maintenance from professional commercial roofing contractors.

What is the Best System for a Flat Roof?

Rubber (EPDM), Built-Up and Modified Bitumen are by far the most common systems used for flat roofs in the area. They each have their fair share of pros and cons. What’s most important to you? Durability? EDPM should be your priority. Price? Built-up roofs are the most cost-effective. Energy efficiency? Modified bitumen has incredible energy saving benefits.

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If your question wasn’t answered on this FAQ page, please feel free to give us a call today and we’ll be happy to answer it for you.

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