Establish a Roof Maintenance Plan Early
Facility managers of commercial and industrial properties already have enough to worry about without adding emergency roof repairs to the mix. If you share this sentiment, know there are several benefits to taking a proactive and preventative approach to the overall state of your roof with a roof maintenance plan.
Expensive Repairs and Damage
There’s a chance your flat roof has already sustained damage about which you don’t yet know. In the coming weeks, months or possibly even years, that damage might make itself known in the form of expensive repairs. Your roofing technician may tell you that had you acted sooner, you could have prevented the full extent of the damage and the resulting cost. Spend a little time and money on roof maintenance now to save time and money later.
Avoid Emergency Repairs
What’s more expensive than extensive damage? Emergency repairs. Imagine the roof of a building succumbing to the weight of ice or water, which can lead to an interruption of business and a loss of revenue, possibly resulting in legal action being taken against you. With a roof maintenance plan, you’re better able to avoid getting a call in the middle of the night and learning disaster has struck.
Protect Your Property Value
Preserving the structure of your roof also helps preserve your property value. Just as keeping up with the maintenance on your automobile helps preserve the warranty, the same concept applies to your property value. Should you ever decide to put your commercial property on the market, buyers are sure to love the fact that you stuck to a roof maintenance plan, which might translate to a faster sale and a bid closer to your original asking price.
Remember that just because you have damage to your roof doesn’t mean you have to take action on getting it fixed within the next 24 hours. Some roof issues are minor and will take a while before becoming major. With a maintenance plan, you can learn about minor issues earlier and know how much they’re likely to cost. The great thing about this is you can start to put away money now rather than have to take out an emergency loan later to take care of a major and immediate issue.
Work with your contractor to develop a roof maintenance plan ASAP. Doing so is bound to pay off in more ways than one in the long run, which your future self is sure to appreciate.