- Kailey McCarthy
Why Your Roof Needs A Maintenance Plan
What is a Roof Maintenance Plan?
A maintenance plan for a commercial roof is facilitated by a commercial roofing contractor to perform regular inspections, cleaning, and maintenance to prevent damage from occurring.
On average, the basic commercial roof maintenance program includes:
Clearing off the debris, cleaning drains and waterways
Re-sealing of all penetrations, around equipment and termination points
Inspecting the entire roof system for all potential problems and providing a detailed report with photos
Why do I Need a Roof Maintenance Plan?
Enrolling in a maintenance plan is an easy way for building owners and property managers to ensure their commercial roof remains under warranty and in excellent condition while staying within their budget.
A typical roof warranty requires at least one roof inspection to be performed a year. This requirement is beneficial for the property owner and the company that issues the warranty. During the yearly inspection, the inspector will check for not only current problems but areas that could turn into problems in the future. This allows repairs to be made before they grow larger and become costly.
A good maintenance plan will go a step further; they will clean your gutters, mend your flashings and perform minor repairs for the cost of the program. Having a service team visit your roof regularly not only gives you peace of mind, but it extends your roof’s lifespan and keeps you within your warranty guidelines.
What is the Cost of a Roof Maintenance Plan?
The cost of your maintenance plan is largely determined by the square footage of your building. However, since the size, condition, and layouts of roofs differ greatly, there is no standard price of maintenance plans. Our team offers free inspections and can provide yearly budgets dependent on what your roofing needs are.
The great thing about maintenance plans is the ability to budget and schedule in advance for a year’s worth of visits from your contractor at once and forget about it for the rest of the year.
When Should I Sign Up for a Roof Maintenance Plan?
The best time to sign up from a maintenance plan is after you have work done on your roof. This is the best way to ensure that your roof stays in good shape and you meet warranty guidelines.
It is important to have your roofing team at your facility before and after the winter season to prevent any damage from the weather. Furthermore, it is important to hire a contractor that has a leak department in the event of water entering your building or any other drastic roof damage.