Extend Your Roof’s Life with Commercial Flat Roof Maintenance.
The best way to extend the life of your roof is with a comprehensive commercial roof maintenance plan. A well-maintained roof can last many years past its initial warranty period, and every astute building manager knows that pushing back roof replacement frees up capital that can be used for other business-related expenditures. Savvy building managers that want to get the most from their roof investment realize that regular commercial roof maintenance isn’t an option—it’s an integral part of a fiscally responsible facility plan.
Timing Is Everything in the World of Roof Maintenance
Optimally, a commercial roof should be inspected at least twice a year, usually in the spring and fall. Most roof system warranties have specific roofing maintenance guidelines that must be followed in order to keep the warranty in effect. In some cases, enrolling in a qualified commercial roof maintenance plan can actually extend your warranty.
In addition to regular inspections, warranty maintenance, and repairs, there are things facility managers can do to extend the service life of their roofs. All workers who have access to the roof should follow general precautions, such as not smoking on the roof, walking only on designated walk paths and pads, promptly clearing drain clogs, and making it a habit not to leave tools or other items on the roof.
How to Establish a Commercial Roofing Maintenance Plan
Documenting the history of the roof is imperative to a successful commercial roof maintenance plan. It’s nice to keep both a digital copy and a hard copy of all the necessary documents, which should include original roof specs, shop drawings and proposals, daily construction reports, manufacturer’s roofing system product sheets, warranty documents and records of all roof changes, modifications, and repairs.