When your business needs a new roof — it’s too late to think about maintenance. But there are ways to prevent a sudden hit to your business’ bottom line by prolonging the life of your existing roof.
Here are some tips for keeping your entire roofing system healthy.
Remember, in roofs, as in sports, the best defense is a good offense.
- Inspect Your Roof On A Schedule – Regular inspection is the first step to keeping your system in prime condition. This is where the professionals come in. You don’t want employees risking life and limb climbing up ladders and moving around ducts. You want a professional contractor, licensed and insured evaluating your roof’s health. Put it on your calendar and make it an annual event.
- Make Repairs as Necessary – After performing an in-depth inspection of your roof, get a written run-down of the roof’s condition. Ask your roofing contractor for an action plan. And start the repairs immediately. Use the best quality sealing and weatherproofing materials when leaks and holes are discovered. If we find more severe problems, we’ll act on them right away to prevent further damage.
- Keep Detailed Records – Managers change, and things fall through the cracks. Don’t let that happen with your roof. Experts suggest that you create a historical file and put it in a safe place that can be easily accessed. The record should include the original roof plan and specifications, warranty documentation, repair records and equipment installations.