Roofing Maintenance Budgeting

Roof Maintenance Budgeting

Below are estimates of what it cost to maintain and repair a commercial roof. Please keep in mind that these are not our cost, but the cost of roof ownership and are for budget purposes only.

Estimate and associate cost information:

  • Tear off & install new roof – $10.00/ $12.50 per sq. foot
  • New Construction – $8.00/ $12.50 per sq. foot
  • Recover system – $5.00/ $8.00 per sq. foot
  • Wood deck replacement – $2.50 per sq. foot
  • Steel deck replacement – $5.00 per sq. foot
  • Maintain/startup cost of data base (maintenance & warranty service) – $.02 per sq. foot

                 –¬†Acquisition of software
                 –¬† Acquisition of hardware
                 – Operator & inspection training
                 –¬†Acquisition of the initial detail data base
                 – Establishment of an emergency plan from potential weather event

What does a simple roof leak cost?

(one sq foot = 12″ x 12″)

  • Leak Repair – $750.00
  • Interior Damage – $500.00
  • Total Cost – $1250.00
  • Waisted energy per sq/ft/yr $1.08

What does it cost per year to not maintain the roof system?

  • $.07 per sq/ft/yr – RSI Magazine (2004)
  • $.10- .15 per sq/ft/yr – D Firman PE USAF (RSI Magazine 2004)

What is the budget cost for preventative maintenance?

  • $.03 per sq/ft/yr – reasonable
  • $.04 per sq/ft/yr – moderate
  • $.05 per sq/ft/yr – aggressive
  • $.25 per sq/ft/yr – extreme restoration