The Benefits of Preventive Maintenance
A roof system is arguably the most vulnerable part of a building’s exterior. Ultraviolet radiation, wind, rain, hail, heat, and sleet all affect a roof system’s performance.
Performance is based on good design, quality materials, proper installation, and a preventive-maintenance program. Preventative Roof maintenance is critical to preventing roof problems and keeping the roof in a watertight condition. Early identification and repair of roof problems will help provide a long-lasting roof system.
- Find Problems Before they Start
- Extend Roof Service Life
- Provides Detailed Roof Information
- Creates Historical Roof Files
- Maintain Your Manufacturer’s Warranty
- Can Qualify for Restoration
- Maintenance Expenses are Tax-Deductible
- Can Protect Your Roof From Other Trade Damage
Roof maintenance should be performed regularly by trained roofing professionals, preferably on a biannual basis (once in the spring and once in the fall). Early problem detection makes repairs manageable before they become serious. A procedure whereby this is done routinely and recorded in writing should be established.
A preventative maintenance checklist is a useful tool for roofing professionals to use when documenting roof conditions. The checklist should be tailored to each roof’s specific requirements.
Many warranties have direct or indirect exclusions based on lack of maintenance. If yearly or biannual maintenance is not performed and documented, damage from water intrusion may be excluded if it is determined that the leakage could have been prevented with typical maintenance.
It is important for building owners to retain a professional roofing contractor (preferably the contractor that installed the system) to perform roof maintenance. If building personnel decide to tackle a roof system problem, their actions may void a warranty. In addition, repairs made by an unauthorized contractor will likely void a warranty.
The money that building owners think is being saved by not performing regular maintenance will likely be spent in larger quantities when it becomes necessary to repair or prematurely replace the roof system. The cost of a single day of maintenance is minimal compared to the cost of removing and replacing the entire roof system.
Regular Roof Preventive Maintenance can help extend the life of your roof. Stone Roofing Co. In., can help you safeguard your property and help you avoid costly roofing problems by providing annual roof maintenance.
Do not procrastinate schedule your Preventative Roof Maintenance.
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