Why Commercial Roof Maintenance Is Important
Managing any kind of business requires the ability to juggle multiple responsibilities (and emergencies) at a time. While you do your best to think ahead and promote a good maintenance schedule inside your commercial buildings, have you taken the time to establish one for your building’s roof? The odds are, your commercial roof is one area that you don’t think about much — until there is a problem, that is.
Fixing a leaking roof can cost thousands of dollars in unnecessary labor and materials costs. Plus, you risk losing valuable equipment and inventory when water begins to seep into offices and warehouses. But these are not the only reasons to keep your roof in good working order. Here are a few you may not have considered:
Proper Roof Maintenance Maximizes the Lifespan of Your Commercial Roof
Replacing a commercial roofing system can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Considering the fact that the average commercial building is about 10,000 square feet, putting on a new one is going to run at least $40,000. With prices like these, you want to make sure that the existing structure lasts as long as possible. Extend the life of your current roof by 5, 10, or even 15 years with a solid maintenance plan. Checking your roof for signs of wear and tear at least twice a year is the most proactive way you can help our roof last longer.
Save Big with Regular Roof Maintenance
Small issues can become big (and expensive) problems in mere months. But, when you schedule regular roof maintenance, these issues can be found — and fixed — right away. This will save you thousands over the lifetime of your roof.
The Hidden Costs of Liability
When you think about the money regular roofing maintenance can save your business, you probably think in terms of lower repair and replacement costs, but have you considered the money you can save on liability? A poorly maintained roof can cause all sorts of liability issues for a business. Gutters that don’t work properly can leave puddles on the ground that freeze and become a slipping hazard; leaks inside can cause falls; and even worse, a leak inside of a wall could open your business up to an electrical fire. Even loose shingles that fly off of your commercial roof into a car windshield is going to cost you. If it accidentally hits someone walking across your parking lot, your insurance premiums are going to skyrocket. Keep your business liability low by instituting a regular roof maintenance plan to keep problems from arising.
Professional Help Is On the Way
Don’t let small roofing problems become large costly ones. Call the experts at MG Roofing Inc. to come out and inspect your roof regularly and fix those little issues right away. Keep your commercial roof in tip-top shape. Schedule your consultation now.