Commercial Roofing


Serving Businesses in Seymour, North Vernon, and the Surrounding Areas

The roof plays an important, if understated, role in your business success. The aesthetic appearance is a big part of the first impression you make to customers and other visitors. The quality of a roof can impact everything from long-term property values to short-term costs and liability exposure. 1st Choice Construction has been helping business owners install, repair, and maintain their roofs since 2002. 

Call our Columbus commercial roofing pros today at (812) 625-2391 or contact us online to schedule your free estimate.

Identifying Common Commercial Roofing Issues

Experience offers a lot of advantages. One of those is that we’ve seen the mistakes that get made in our industry. We work proactively to avoid them, and help our customers do the same. 

Here are some of the most frequently occurring issues with commercial roofs: 

Proactive Maintenance to Prevent Roof Damage

Without proper upkeep, debris accumulates, drains get clogged, and minor issues go unnoticed. Over time, this neglect can lead to more significant problems, such as leaks, mold growth, and structural damage. Implementing a comprehensive maintenance plan, including regular inspections, and cleaning, can help identify and address potential issues early on.

Avoiding Installation Errors in Commercial Roofing

Mistakes, such as improper flashing installation or inadequate sealing, can lead to water infiltration, leaks, and premature deterioration. What’s more, the mistakes that get made at the outset can be the most difficult to undo—in roofing, like in so much else of life. 

Effective Solutions for Standing Water on Roofs

Flat or low-slope commercial roofs are prone to the collection of standing water, which occurs when water ponds and does not drain properly. Standing water can accelerate the breakdown of roofing materials, leading to leaks and structural damage. Adequate drainage systems, such as gutters, downspouts, and slope modifications, should be in place to direct water away from the roof surface.

Addressing Punctures and Tears in Roofing Materials

Commercial roofs are often subjected to foot traffic, equipment installations, and maintenance activities that can result in punctures and tears. These punctures compromise the waterproofing layer and expose the underlying structures to water infiltration. 

Minimizing Shrinkage in Commercial Roofing Systems

Certain types of commercial roofing materials are prone to shrinkage over time. Shrinkage occurs when the roofing material contracts, which can lead to gaps and cracks that allow water to penetrate. Proper installation techniques, including adequate fastening and the use of appropriate adhesives, can help minimize shrinkage-related issues.

Ensuring Integrity of Roof Flashing

Flashing is an important component of commercial roofing systems as it seals joints, transitions, and penetrations to prevent water intrusion. Damaged or deteriorated flashing can compromise the roof's ability to shed water effectively, leading to leaks and moisture damage. 

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Our Reviews

At 1st Choice Construction, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

    "We are very pleased with the results!"

    We had new siding installed on our detached garage as well as the gables on the ends of the house, and new gutters and soffit on the garage and the house and we are very pleased with the results. Would highly recommend.

    Julie K.
    "I can highly recommend this company."

    We needed a smaller roofing job done, and they came right away and gave a quote. They showed up when expected, were very considerate in all our dealings and the new roof was done very quickly. 

    Lori A.
    "Their quality of work is always top notch."

    Our church has used 1st Choice Construction many times over the past 5 years. They are always professional and are definitely experts in roof repair. Their employees are always professional and well trained in their jobs.

    Rick F.
    "Communication is amazing with this company!"

    Finally a contractor that shows up. Not only that but they did a wonderful job. Everyone was extremely respectful, clean, and hard working. I highly recommend them.

    Lea W.
    "They were prompt, responsive and professional."

    Our home needed a new roof and we reached out to 1st Choice Construction to be the contractor to put a new roof on. We are elated with the finished product!! We highly recommend this business for your roofing needs!

    Christina H.
    "I’d recommend them to anyone!"

    First choice installed the roof on our new build last spring. They did quality work, and it looks great. I’d recommend them to anyone needing a replacement or new construction!

    CJ B.
    "Best contractor we’ve ever had!"

    Our experience with 1st Choice Construction was the best we’ve ever had with a contractor!

    Kaleb M.
    "Top notch quality work!"

    Installed new siding and fascia in a very professional way.

    Cody P.

The Importance of Roofing in Liability Protection 

Maintaining a well-kept commercial roof is part of protecting your business against potential lawsuits and liability. Here’s why:

  • Safety: A well-maintained roof provides a safe environment for employees and customers, reducing the likelihood of liability claims stemming from preventable incidents.
  • Prevention of water damage: Water intrusion can lead to the growth of mold, structural deterioration, and electrical hazards. A good roof helps businesses mitigate injuries connected to property damage and potential health concerns for those inside the building.
  • Regulatory compliance: Failure to comply with appropriate regulations and guidelines can mean financial penalties and legal consequences. With a former county inspector on hand, our Columbus commercial roofing pros have a deep and nuanced handle on what’s required in each community we serve. 

Staying abreast of roof issues is about more than convenience. It’s also about reducing your risk. 

A Commitment to Excellence

We’re business owners ourselves. We know a business needs its vendors and contractors to be committed to doing the job at a high level of excellence and doing it right the first time. 1st Choice Construction is determined to provide everyone who calls our office with a prompt response and to deliver reliable and efficient service. 

Call today at (812) 625-2391.

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