Advantages & Benefits of Roof Lifting

Roof lifting provides a multitude of advantages and benefits to building owners, investors, and tenants

Cost Effective Clear Height Expansion

  • Reduce development and construction costs. Minimize regulations, zoning restrictions, and taxes associated with new construction.

  • Remain at your current facility. No need for relocation. An ideal solution where the economics and logistics of relocating your operations are not feasible.

  • Eliminate the need for additional real estate. Maintain the existing footprint of your building while increasing its capacity.

  • Raising the existing roof of a building is far more cost effective than new construction or even demolishing and rebuilding the roof higher.

  • Roof raising can be done for as little as 25% of the cost of building new. A tremendous savings in comparison.

Repurpose or Convert Existing Buildings

  • Maximize cubic space. Convert buildings with insufficient ceiling heights into modern high-output facilities.

  • Create opportunities for adaptive reuse. Add a mezzanine or second floor, or convert warehouses into office or retail facilities.

  • Improve marketability of existing industrial buildings. Acquire new tenants by upgrading and marketing your building with a higher clear height.
  • Raising the roof will convert buildings that have outlived their usefulness due to insufficient clear height into modern high value assets.

Improve Marketability & Asset Value

  • Utilize the existing roof structure. There is no major demolition. The cost and environmental impact by keeping the existing roof structure, framework and services is minimal.

  • Buildings with higher clear heights command higher lease rates and are more attractive to for investors, owners, and tenants.

Faster Construction Schedule

  • Faster when compared to other reconstruction methods that add cubic space.

  • Minimize disruption of your business. Downtime is significantly less as the roof can be lifted complete or in sections without completely vacating.

  • Raising the existing roof of a building is quick and efficient. Putting buildings to use sooner than alternative expansion options.

We at Polaris were very amazed at the efficiency and dedication exhibited by your employees. This dedication contributed greatly to a successful project completed ahead of schedule. Rooflifters personnel were always concerned not only for the safety of their own employees but also were very attentive to Polaris employees who were in the area while all the preparation for the lift was taking place.

Deland Broten, Polaris Industries
When we’re working with an incumbent building, height restrictions can sometimes prevent us from utilizing the full capabilities of our equipment. Finally there’s a way to avoid the capital costs of reconstruction or a new building.
Bill Torrens, RMT Robotics

I was speaking with a real estate agent who was bemoaning the fact that he couldn’t sell an industrial building because of its low ceiling, …and one thing led to another.

Daniel Siegel, Planit Construction

One of the reasons companies are moving is they’re looking for modern buildings elsewhere, with greater height underneath the joists. If we can persuade a company to raise the roof to allow for more warehousing space, so they don’t need to relocate outside Toronto, then we’ve saved jobs and taxes.

Ronald Rea, Toronto Economic Development

If we were to turn that whole building into rubble and start fresh, it would cost a whole lot more money than it’s costing to just raise the roof and fix it up. We’re just lifting the roof and adding steel.

John Lagorakis, John Vince Foods