Hey there! Thanks for stopping by the Alden Roofing blog. Per usual, we’re going to be talking about some topics that can help property owners a) take better care of their buildings, and b) maybe even save some money in the process. Today, we’re specifically going to be discussing roofing for multi-family housing, some things you should keep in mind, and how our roofing experts can help you with our multi-family housing roofing services.

The Need For Durable Roofing

When you own multi-family housing, not only are you caring for a property, but you’re also managing multiple rentals, and thus caring for the individuals and families in them. And when you think of all the many issues you may need to deal with when it comes to your multi-family building, a lot of them, in one way or another, involve the building’s roof.

For starters, we have to talk about leaks. These are probably the most common roof-related issues found with multi-family housing. When a leak occurs, the repairs may not be insanely difficult, but locating and diagnosing leaks can be. While leaks aren’t always caused by a faulty roof, taking the time to not only have your roof regularly inspected, but also repaired or upgraded when needed, you can be certain that a leak isn’t stemming from your roof. And who knows how much time that could save you!

Another issue could be expensive heating and cooling costs and an overall inefficient HVAC system. While this could definitely be an issue with the HVAC system, it could also be a result of roofs that’s no longer weather tight, for whatever reason. As you know, Texas sees its fair share of relentlessly brutal weather. Things like hail and extreme storms can compromise the security of your roof.

Beyond dealing with issues, by having a high-quality, durable roof means that you’re going to prevent damage that needs to be repaired in the first place. For instance, if your building has a roof leak, that could result in walls that need replaced or repainted, damage of renter’s belongings, and in the worst case, a roof that needs to be entirely replaced. 

The list can go on and on in terms of things that could go wrong, but we think it’s more productive to focus on what we and you can to make sure your roof lasts long and protects your tenants. 

Finally, by investing in a good roof it will be more beneficial when it comes to recruiting high-quality renters. If your roof was recently redone, that’s a selling point (that also increases your property value). But it doesn’t stop there — with a pristine new roof from Alden Roofing, potential tenants will be able to see the quality and appreciate the clean, well-crafted appearance of the property you have to offer.

What You Need To Know And Do About Roofing For Multi-Family Housing

Now that we’ve covered some of the reasons you want to be thinking about your roof, let’s talk about what you should be thinking about! We’ll break it down into preventative care, maintenance, and repair for multi-family houses. 

Preventative Care And Maintenance For Your Roof

If you have a new roof, or even an older roof that’s holding up well, there are plenty of things that you can do to prevent issues and take care of your building. Mainly, this comes in the form of a regular roof inspection from Alden Roofing. Truthfully, you can start with bi-annual self inspections of your roof. This is the same for homes as well. By inspecting your roof twice a year, you can have a general understanding of its health and see any abnormalities that may take place. 

Now, if during these inspections, you find missing or damaged roofing material, damaged features on your roof, or water damage, then you should have us come by to assess the severity of the problem. Additionally, if your building gets hit by a nasty storm, we recommend having us come to inspect your roof. That way, we can find any potential structural problems caused by the storm. 

If you have an older roof, it could be time for a replacement/upgrade. While initially, the thought may make you cringe, remember all those issues we discussed before. If you upgrade your roof before issues begin to arise, you’ll be saving a lot of hassle in the long run. Not to mention, if you have us come by for a roof inspection, we can tell you how much time your roof has left, and give you some free estimates on how much it’d cost for a replacement. 

Repair

Other times, we may find levels of damage that won’t compromise the integrity of your roof if dealt with promptly and expertly. In fact, it’s usually only when a roof’s structure isn’t reliable that we have to go through with an entire replacement. If a localized area is missing shingles or a specific feature is damaged, it’s likely that we can efficiently and effectively correct the problem with our expert roof repair services

Final Thoughts On Multi-Family Roofing

We understand the stress and intensity of owning property and even managing multiple properties. And we also care about our community and the people who make it such an amazing place to live. That’s why we’ve built our business around our community and doing right by them. 

This means that when you work with us, we’re going to tell it to you straight, consider all possibilities that we could implement to get you the roof you need, and work with you not just provide you with the best service in all of Texas, but to also ensure that the roofing work we provide you is within your means.

We truly hope that when you need assistance with the roofing of your multi-family housing, you’ll trust us to get the job done right. If you would like to learn more about the roofing services that we provide to the wonderful Greater Austin area, don’t hesitate to contact us today!