Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Get more information about our services and capabilities by viewing our FAQ below. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please contact us today for further assistance.

How Often Should I Have My Roof Inspected?

Ideally, you should schedule a roofing inspection once a year in the spring and any time after you’ve experienced inclement weather, including heavy winds, torrential rain, and hail.

Do You Offer Free Inspections?

No. Summit Commercial Roofing does not offer free inspections. Our inspections start as low as 5 cents per square foot. We have a minimum charge of $500 per inspection.

Which Roofing Systems Do You Repair?

We repair modified bitumen, metal, EPDM, and PVC roofing systems.

Which Roofing Systems Do You Replace & Install?

We can replace and install new EPDM, PVC, and metal roofing systems.

Do You Handle Residential Roofing?

No. Summit Commercial Roofing has specialized in commercial flat roofing services since our founding over 50 years ago.

Do You Offer Emergency Repair Services?

Yes. Please call (734) 564-0371 today to request emergency flat roof repair services.

Do You Handle Insurance Claims?

Yes. If your flat roofing system was damaged after inclement weather, please call us immediately to schedule an inspection. We will coordinate with your insurance company to ensure fewer out-of-pocket costs.

Do You Offer Financing?

Yes. We offer hassle-free financing through Michigan Saves®.

How Does PVC Compare to TPO?

PVC and TPO are single-ply roofing materials. PVC has a longer lifespan (around 30 years) than TPO (around 20 years) and is considered more energy efficient. You can read our blog here to learn more about the differences between these two roofing materials. 

Which Flat Roofing System Has the Best Lifespan?

Metal roofing systems tend to last longer than other flat roofing systems. When installed and maintained correctly, they can last up to 70 years. Please read our Lifespans of Commercial Flat Roof Membranes article to learn more about the lifespans of our other flat roofing systems.

How Long Do Your Installations Take?

On average, new flat roofing system installations may take anywhere from three days to two weeks to complete. The installation time will vary based on the scope of the project. We will always provide you with our best timeline estimate after we inspect your roof.

Can I Install a New Roof Over an Old Roof?

Generally speaking, yes. This is called re-roofing. Summit Commercial Roofing is capable of handling re-roofing projects. However, based on the condition of your existing roofing system, we may recommend a complete tear-off. Additionally, re-roofing is not recommended if you have a metal roofing system.

When Should I Schedule a Repair?

You should schedule repairs if your roofing company recommends them after an inspection. If you’ve noticed mold or mildew, damage to your flashing, popped nails, pooling water, or punctures in the roofing membrane, you may need roofing repairs and should schedule an inspection.

How Do I Know Whether I Need a Repair or Replacement?

Only a roofing professional can answer this question, and it depends on the condition of your roof. If your roof is badly damaged and the cost of repairs is nearly half that of a new roof, we may recommend a replacement. Additionally, if your roofing system is near the end of its expected lifespan, we may recommend a replacement. Read our Repair Versus Replacement blog post to learn more.

What Is EPDM Roofing?

EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. It is a durable roofing membrane used on low-sloped roofs, can last for around 30 years if it’s installed properly and well-maintained, and is known for being energy-efficient. Summit Commercial Roofing installs, repairs, and maintains commercial EPDM roofing systems. Click here to learn more.

What Is PVC Roofing?

PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is a single-ply roofing material that can last for around 30 years if properly installed and well-maintained. It’s also highly resistant to UV degradation, fire, tears, and punctures. Summit Commercial Roofing can install, repair, and maintain commercial PVC roofing systems. Click here to learn more.


Contact Summit Commercial Roofing Today

Summit Commercial Roofing is proud to be an industry leader in commercial flat roofing replacement, repairs, maintenance and installations. Courtesy, integrity, and transparency are a big part of everything that we do. Are you ready to see why we’re one of the best commercial roofing companies in Southeast Michigan? Call (734) 564-0371 or fill out our online form today to request a quote on our commercial roofing services.

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