Having a maintenance program on a commercial roof might not always be top of mind for owners, but it is something that shouldn’t be overlooked. Roofs are sometimes forgotten about until there is a leak or significant damage has occurred. Having an inspection and maintenance program in place is a crucial aspect of preserving the integrity of a building. The foundation holds up the building, while the roofing system serves as a shield against the elements, protecting not only the building, but the assets, and occupants of the building. In this blog, we’ll delve into the reasons why having a routine maintenance program for your commercial roof is important, and how it can save you money in the long run.
First, let’s talk about what a maintenance program for your commercial roof means. When you have a preventative maintenance program with Farha, we will send out our roofing experts every 6 or 12 months to perform a detailed, documented inspection of your roof. We will remove organic and manageable debris, as well as make and document small or temporary repairs if necessary. We also provide an inspection report and any repair estimates. Our repair and maintenance programs give you peace of mind that your roof, building, occupants, and assets in the building will be protected from the elements.
Now we can explore what your maintenance program will ultimately do for you. Commercial roofs can be very expensive due to their size and the materials used. The roof on a non-residential property will typically house other fixtures like the HVAC system, smokestacks, and roof vents, so they need to have a more durable material. You want to protect your investment, and a roof maintenance program will do that. It can also help extend the life expectancy of the roof. Since small repairs will be made during the inspection, this will prevent costly repairs, and damage to the inside or structure of the building. Maintaining your commercial roof also comes with the following benefits:
- Protects the building from water damage
- Enhances the building’s appearance
- Avoid unplanned downtime
- Improves energy efficiency
- Maintains property value
- Keeps unwanted pests out of the building
Regular maintenance for a commercial property is vital to ensuring your property is protected. Imagine a small repair that doesn’t get noticed turns into needing a brand new commercial roof, causes structural damage to the building, or causes a leak that destroys valuable inventory. You need to have assurance that your roof will keep you, your building, and everything in it protected. Regular maintenance is an integral part of facility management. If you are looking to add a commercial roof maintenance program to your current operations, call Farha Roofing today. Our award-winning roofing experts are ready to protect your commercial investment.