As we bid farewell to 2023 and eagerly welcome in 2024, it’s the perfect time for both property managers and engineers to set the tone for a resilient and prosperous year ahead. One crucial aspect that’s often overlooked is the maintenance and care of their buildings’ commercial roofs. The roof is an investment in not only the longevity of the building but the safety of the property as well. In the New Year, let’s explore the steps you can take in collaboration with your roofing contractor to help ensure an extended lifespan for your commercial roof.

Strategic Inspections

Begin the year on a proactive note by scheduling a comprehensive roof inspection with your trusted roofing contractor. Identify and address any existing issues promptly. Did you know? Over 80 percent of all roofs are replaced prematurely. Regular inspections can catch potential problems early, preventing them from escalating into costly repairs or premature replacement.

Customized Maintenance Plans

No two commercial roofs are the same. Make sure your maintenance plan works for your building’s needs. CP Rankin works closely with building owners and managers to develop customized maintenance plans tailored to the specific needs of each commercial roof. While there’s no one-size-fits-all, we do suggest all maintenance plans include regular inspections, cleaning schedules, and targeted maintenance activities.

Prioritize Drainage Systems

Proper drainage is a key factor in preventing roof damage. Partnering with a trusted commercial roofing contractor is critical in ensuring that drainage systems are clear of debris and are functioning optimally. It crucial to address any ponding water issues promptly to prevent structural damage and leaks.

Emergency Response Plan

No matter how well-maintained a roof is, emergencies can — and do — still happen. It’s important to partner with a trusted commercial roofing contractor to establish an emergency response plan. Having a clear protocol in place can minimize damage and ensure a swift resolution in the event of unexpected events.

Document and Track Maintenance History

A reliable roofing contractor should be providing you with a detailed record of all inspections, repairs, and maintenance activities. This historical data can serve as a valuable resource for future assessments and decision-making conversations. It also provides a transparent view of the roof’s condition over time.

As you step into the New Year, be sure to make a commitment to the longevity of your commercial roof. CP Rankin invites you to collaborate on a 2024 strategy for your roof by implementing a customized maintenance plan. By staying proactive, you can ensure that your commercial property is well-protected and ready to face the challenges of the year ahead. To get started today, call us any time at 866-ROOF-322, email us at, or contact us through our website. We look forward to working with you! Here’s to a resilient and prosperous New Year for your commercial roofing endeavors!

CP Rankin: Roof Resolutions

Skip to content