Adhering to a maintenance routine is an important part of your commercial roofing system’s upkeep. If you don’t already have a plan in place, commercial roofing contractor Mobley Brothers Roofing & Restoration shares an overview on how to create one.
Why Do You Need a Roofing Maintenance Plan?
Roofs are hardly set-and-forget installations. They’re constantly exposed to the elements, which means wear and tear is a matter of when, not if. Think of having a roofing maintenance plan as the equivalent of an annual physical. Even when you don’t feel sick, you still go to your physician because any small form of illness, when detected early, can be easily treated. Medication costs would also be less.
Regular maintenance takes the same preventive approach. Small problems, such as ponding water, punctures, or loose seams take less time to repair. Lacking a maintenance routine, you won’t notice these problems until water starts leaking into your office spaces. In addition to expensive repairs, downtime, and loss of revenue, you risk losing the trust of your occupants or lease holders.
Things to Consider
You’d be hard-pressed into finding a roofer who offers a flat rate for roofing maintenance plans. This is because every roof is unique, considering the differences in roof area and material, along with other factors such as local climate, foot traffic, and the roof’s age.
When looking for a commercial roofing contractor who will perform your commercial roofing plan, make sure you consider the following factors:
- Reputation and Reliability — Roofing maintenance needs to be like clockwork, so you will want to avoid contractors who have a history of delayed projects. On that same token, make sure you’re hiring a contractor who has experience working on commercial roofing systems.
- Maintenance Frequency — Hire a commercial roofing contractor who understands roofing requirements as stated by the manufacturer. Contractors who insist on inspections every three years when the manufacturer requires annual inspections will be putting your roof and its warranty coverage at risk.
- Location — There are many benefits to hiring a roofing contractor that’s located within a 10 to 15 minute drive. They can make the most out of a workday if roof repairs and maintenance will take more than a day, and they can be easily reached when you have questions. Most importantly, they can be counted on in case of roofing emergencies.
- Additional Services — Some roofing contractors offer roofing services in addition to roofing maintenance. Services such as roof surveys, debris removal, and drain cleaning can be bundled with your maintenance service, and conducted at the same time.
Mobley Brothers Roofing & Restoration is your leading provider of commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (615) 906-1195 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Knoxville and Lebanon, TN.