The importance of a roof maintenance plan
Your roof is your building’s first line of defense and it’s there to protect the interior structure and the individuals inside from the wind, rain, and other outdoor elements. With even the best roofing materials and the highest quality installation, you are still putting your roof at a disadvantage if you don’t have a preventative roof maintenance plan in place. Proactive versus reactive maintenance not only saves you money but it protects the future of your building.
When the condition of your roof is examined on a semi-annual basis, you will be able to spot warning signs of potential problems before they turn into costly issues. By regularly inspecting your roof, you will be able to notice signs of wear and tear which can help you plan for minor or major repairs before they become a disastrous surprise!
Making small repairs throughout the life of your roof can help prevent surprise costly damages that will require expensive emergency roof repairs. Minor repairs such as replacing missing fasteners, fixing small punctures, resealing terminations, replacing deteriorated caulking or sealants, or even cleaning and removing debris from your gutters, are small fixes that can make a big difference.
Proactive versus reactive maintenance can save thousands of dollars over the life of your roof. Those who react to problems as they occur pay an average of 25 cents per square foot annually for maintenance. Proactive owners and facility managers who routinely inspect and repair their roofs spend an average of only 14 cents per square foot annually.