Although it is widely known that roofs are extremely prone to damage, people tend to postpone roof maintenance until it’s too late. If not maintained proactively, roofs can end up being a very costly ordeal.
Don’t leave taking care of your roof for the last minute. Investing in regular roof inspection and maintenance saves you money, time, and stress. Continue reading to discover five key reasons to invest in a proactive roof maintenance program.
1) More time between replacements
Regular maintenance protects your investment and extends your roof’s lifespan Today’s benchmark is 20 years on a properly installed and maintained roof. Without maintenance, the expected lifetime averages less than 10 years.
2) Avoid structural damage.
Roof leaks lead to rusted steel or rotting wood; damage that can compromise your facility’s structural integrity and require a costly fix.
3) Preserve your building’s interior.
The contents of your building are likely worth more than the cost of a roof repair. What happens if water drips on expensive computers or the manufacturing production line in your facility? How much equipment could you lose, and at what cost?
4) Reduce hassle and liability.
When water comes in, the typical temporary solution is to put out five-gallon buckets to catch the drips. In offices, apartments, and particularly in a retail setting, this presents an obstacle that can overflow and create a slippery surface, increasing the risk of personal injury. A lack of leaks also means fewer leak calls, making your life easier and allowing you to budget for planned roof maintenance instead of spending money responding to emergencies.
5) Plan future re-roofing or replacement.
Proactive roof maintenance can incorporate budgeting ahead to ensure that you can afford replacement when you need it. While roof retrofit costs can be $10 to $20 per square foot, it is an optimum way to reduce a building’s energy use and expense.
Don’t put roof maintenance on the backburner. Proactive roof maintenance is the most cost-effective and stress-free way of taking care of your roof. Call us TODAY to increase your roof’s life span, and prevent severe and expensive repairs.