Let’s say it together: “Regular roof maintenance saves time and money.”
How long has it been since you had your commercial roof inspected? Your rooftop is continuously exposed to a number of potentially problematic issues that can be caused by debris, ice, UV rays, extreme weather, improper installation, rooftop traffic, faulty repairs, and other issues. Issues like these can cause premature deterioration and can shorten the lifespan of your roof if they’re not addressed in a timely manner.
Routine roof maintenance helps to provide you with the opportunity to inspect all areas of your rooftop, check in on the condition of the components and materials that make up your roof, and to document and address any changes that may have happened since your last maintenance inspection.
Small Issues That Can Cause Big Problems:
- Storm Damage
- Debris Buildup
- Damage From Debris
- Roof Penetrations
- Pitch Pocket Problems
- Loose or Missing Flashing
- Slipping Base Flashing
- Improper or Frequent Foot Traffic
- Gutter Seal Corrosion
- Restricted Water Flor and Runoff
Even seemingly minor roof leaks can cause serious problems inside your building, including damage to ceilings, walls, the building structure, electrical work, and even equipment or machinery. The cost of these types of internal repairs plus the cost of the roof repair work can really add up. Oftentimes, these types of issues can be caught before they cause any serious damage. These types of issues can oftentimes be fixed the same day as a roof inspection.
Your rooftop could be experiencing a number of the issues above and you’d never know it – until it’s too late. Even worse, these issues could reach a critical mass that results in serious issues – including roof system failure. These risks are worsened in extreme weather!
What To Expect With Roof Maintenance
Regular roof maintenance should be accompanied by an inspection report. Inspection reports not only help with overall roof management, but they help with budgeting as well. Understanding the condition of your rooftop (with photo support) can help you to both plan and budget for roof renovations, roof repairs, roof replacements, etc.
How Often For Routine Maintenance?
A qualified roofing contractor will suggest an appropriate inspection interval for roof maintenance for your building based on the property, its location, the type of system it is, how old it may be, and more. At the very least, it’s best to have your commercial rooftop inspected and undergo routine maintenance at least twice a year. The older your rooftop may be – the more frequent inspections and maintenance should be.
Lending a listening ear (and trained eyes) to your rooftop helps to save big money in the long run. If you’re interested in getting out ahead of problematic roof issues, give the roofing experts at CP Rankin a call. Nationally, we’re familiar with roofing systems of all types in all areas and are standing by to partner with your firm to help to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to your commercial rooftop. Call today. 866-ROOF-322 or submit a request online here.