Church roof replacement can be a daunting task, but if you follow these four steps, you can compartmentalize the process and make it a lot easier.
Assess The Damage
The first step is to assess the damage to your church’s roof. In the past, the damage inspection process was half the job, getting all the way up and being careful not to do more damage to the roof was no easy feat. Nowadays, with drone technology, it’s possible to zip up there, take a 4K high definition look and come up with a repair plan pretty quickly and safely. Drones are very helpful when it comes to repairing older buildings, as one misstep can have major consequences.
Choose a Roofing Material
Once the damages have been evaluated, the next step is to decide which materials you will be using for your church’s roof repair. Since many churches are older buildings, it can be hard to find matching roofing materials. An experienced roofing company that specializes in restoring older buildings will be able to find difficult matches. In some cases, the roof tile can even be salvaged and made to look as good as new.
The third step is the timeline in which the repair will take place. Here’s the thing, a church roof repair is a construction job, which can take time. Make the appropriate accommodations for your congregation so that while the church roof replacement is underway, they have a comfortable place to hold services. An experienced roofing company will be able to give you an accurate timeline of the project and will be able to foresee and avoid any possible issues that may arise.
Most Church roofs consist of complicated architecture maneuvers like buttresses, steeples, steel pitched bell towers, and hidden gutters. There are many places where things can go wrong, and to avoid constant church roof replacement, you must have the churches entire roofing system, including the gutters, inspected a few times during the year. Inspections are even more vital if you’re in an area that gets hit by extreme storms. Roof damage, for the most part, is a slow moving thing, the longer you ignore it, the worse and more expensive it’s going to get. Stay proactive with your churches roof maintenance, and it will serve your congregation for many many years.
Van De Hey Refined Roofing (VR Roofing) is a roofing company serving the Appleton, Little Chute and the Fox Valley area, Sheboygan, Oshkosh, Madison, Milwaukee, Shorewood, Sheboygan, Oconomowoc, Verona, Waukesha, Green Bay, and De Pere areas in Wisconsin. Check out our current projects page to see past and present jobs, and then call us for your church replacement project. We understand the intricacies of historical and older buildings; let us help you with yours.