As a property manager, you have a lot on your plate and only so many hours in the day, which is why you have trusted partners to carry some of that burden. You likely have a cleaning service, a landscaper, a plumber, and a handyman, on speed dial, all of whom you have contracts with to help you maintain your building. But, one important contact you’re likely missing is a commercial roofing contractor.
The roof on both homes and commercial properties is often an afterthought, something people don’t pay attention to until there’s a problem. This, however, is the wrong attitude to have, especially as a property manager. In order to protect the integrity and longevity of your building’s roof, it is important to have a trusted commercial roofing contractor who regularly inspects and maintains your roof and whom you trust to fix it when there is an issue.
If you’re still not sold on the necessity, the Farha Roofing team is here to change your mind! Keep reading below to learn more about why every property manager needs a trusted commercial roofing contractor!
Why Every Property Manager Needs a Trusted Roofer
Why is regular commercial roof inspection and maintenance important?
Roofs are complex systems made up of many different pieces. It is also your building’s first line of defense against the elements and while they may be sturdy, they certainly take a beating.
Roofing damage is also often invisible to the untrained eye and if you don’t know what you are looking for you aren’t going to find it. Far too often, a tenent complaining of a leaky ceiling is the catalyst for a property manager’s phone call, but by then it’s too late and what could have been mitigated now requires intense repairs or total replacement.
By partnering with a trusted commercial roofing contractor for regular inspections and maintenance, you can stop small problems from becoming big ones. This will lead to cost savings, happy tenants, and peace of mind all around.
What services will a roofer provide?
By partnering with a commercial roofing contractor in your area, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your roofing concerns will be addressed. These concerns include:
- Regular inspections and maintenance
- Gutter and drainage cleaning
- Early detection of damage
- Long term roof advisement and recommendations
- Emergency repair options
- Financing options
- Insurance expertise
Why should this be an expense you prioritize?
The Farha Roofing team doesn’t know your budget, but we do know it likely doesn’t include the cost of a total roof replacement in the near future. Far too often roof damage and replacement needs catch property manager’s totally off guard and they are panicked trying to come up with the funds to deal with the damage.
Rather than falling into this avoidable cycle, finding a smaller amount of budget to partner with a commercial roofing contractor for routine inspections and repairs can actually help save you a lot of money in the long run. A long and trusted roofing partner will also help you avoid falling into the trap of any fly-by-night roofers who just make things even worse when they’re hired!
What does a roofing inspection entail?
A good commercial roofing contractor would tell you that your roofing inspection will be unique to your particular roof and roofing system. But, you can be confident it will include:
- Drainage inspection and cleanings
- Damage to shingles, membranes, etc.
- Signs of moisture
- Wood damage
- Insulation damage
- Changes in roofing patterns overtime
And as for the frequency of the inspections, at minimum you should be inspected once a year, but we highly recommend twice a year as a minimum.
Your building’s roof is one of the most vital elements to your building. Protect your building, your tenants, and your job, by working with a commercial roofing contractor to maintain it.
If you’re in the Denver, Kansas City, or Wichita Metro Areas and in need of commercial roofing services, the Farha team is here for you. Give us a call today to learn more about our commercial services!