Regularly maintaining your roofing system can extend its lifespan and improve the safety of your building and its occupants. It can also help detect minor roofing problems, saving you from costly repairs. Further, a roof that’s properly cared for can contribute to energy savings and enhanced indoor comfort.
Get tips on creating a commercial roof maintenance plan from a trusted roofing and siding replacement contractor.
The Importance of Roof Maintenance Plans
As a property manager, it’s your duty to maintain your roof. Failing to do so can void your warranty when the system leaks, possibly resulting in significant costs. Most roof warranties require your system to be inspected at least once a year. A good maintenance plan would include cleaning the gutters, repairing flashing issues and addressing minor roofing problems.
Setting Your Budget
While you want a maintenance plan that will last through the year, you still need to have a budget for roofing emergencies. The reputation of your roofing contractor, how often they visit your building, and the services performed on the system can affect your maintenance budget. Your location and the size of your roof can also contribute to the cost.
Which Services to Include
Before hiring a contractor, you must be aware of the roof maintenance services they offer. Some of the services that roofers offer can include roof surveys, visual inspections, gutter system cleaning, debris removal, minor repairs, and roof status reports.
Scheduling Your Roof Maintenance
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends performing roof maintenance and repairs at least twice a year. You must also get an inspection following an extreme weather event for debris removal and repairing possible damage.
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