A roof maintenance program can help prolong your commercial roof’s life span, which can benefit your annual maintenance budget. It also helps ensure continued operations by reducing the risks of leaks. Your roof maintenance program has to be tailored to your roof’s requirements and in this post, roofing replacement company Exterior Pros shares its key components.
- Scheduled Maintenance — The point of having a maintenance program is to make sure that your commercial roof is checked on a regular basis. Inspection schedules vary depending on the roofing type, but roofs are typically inspected once a year to every three years. A maintenance agreement with a commercial roofing contractor can help prevent availability problems, which can vary depending on the season.
- Routine Inspections — As a commercial property owner or manager, you need to keep an eye on your roof’s condition. In addition to scheduled maintenance, you should perform roofing inspections once every six months and another after every storm.
- Timely Repairs — Problems found during these inspections should be addressed by roofing contractors as soon as possible. Minor roofing problems tend to get worse through constant exposure to the elements, therefore, the sooner the repairs are done, the less likely you’ll have to deal with bigger problems. Repair costs for minor roofing problems also tend to be less. Another thing to remember is that repairs conducted in a timely manner will minimize disruptions in your daily operations, which can otherwise result in loss of revenue.
- Record-Keeping — Every action taken on the roof, including replacement and subsequent repairs, should be properly documented. This will help you track the condition of the roof, which can be helpful when determining the roof’s condition, as well as when it will be due for replacement.
- Budget — Roof maintenance budget is perhaps the most critical component of your maintenance program. Your commercial property’s maintenance budget should cover repairs, inspections and maintenance and some overhead in case of unplanned repairs or replacement.