CLEVELAND — With businesses in the United States facing major economic challenges for some time as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, owners and managers of the more than 6 million commercial buildings across the country are expected to delay planned renovations and needed replacements of everything from roofing and HVAC systems to plumbing and flooring.

Legacy Roofing Services, one of the largest commercial roofing service providers in the United States, is preparing to accommodate an increased amount of repair work from commercial facilities choosing to make repairs instead of replacements in an effort to delay large capital expenditures in an uncertain economic environment.

“Facility managers and owners of commercial buildings oftentimes need to delay large expenses for one reason or another,” said Brian Kruse, CEO of Legacy Roofing Services. “We work with customers to assess their particular situations and make recommendations that will extend the life of their roofing and enable them to put off the large cost of a replacement by several years.”

Kruse added that it's important to prioritize work that needs to be done in terms of safety, need and cost in order to give the customer the most impact and avoid throwing money at the wrong problems. Commercial service providers such as Legacy Roofing Services can also act as a liaison between commercial building owners and material manufacturers to qualify for or extend warranty coverage.

“Manufacturers will very often extend a warranty if the roof has been properly maintained, which is one reason why preventative maintenance is so important,” said Kruse.

Founded in 2012 and primarily operating in the Midwestern and Southeastern U.S., Legacy Roofing Services has been ranked as one of RC’s Top 100 Roofing Contractors for the past five years.