Buying a new roof is a big investment. You want to make sure you make the right choice. As with any major investment, you need to consider more than the initial cost. You need to consider all costs incurred and benefits received over the lifetime of the investment – such as time and money required to maintain the roof, expected repair costs, potential energy savings, and even how the installation of the roof can disrupt your building operations and cut into your productivity. All of these factors help determine the “life-cycle cost” of a new roof. That’s the real cost you need to know in order to compare your options – and make your roofing investment pay off.
In the example above, the owner of Building B made a better investment, even though the initial cost to install the roof was higher. Of course, additional factors may affect life-cycle costs for your building, including energy rates, interest rates, tax savings, potential energy rebates and incentives, and lost productivity due to business disruption.
We would be happy to help you estimate a life-cycle cost analysis for your unique roof and the roof systems under consideration. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (740) 323-3174