What Your Roof Maintenance Plan Should Look Like
Having a roof maintenance plan in place is one of the best ways that you can protect your investment. The roof on your commercial building provides you with protection from the elements, so it’s important to make sure that it remains in top condition. What should you include in this plan? Keep the following in mind as you create one for your roof.
Keep Detailed Information and Records Handy
You should plan on keeping detailed records for all work done on your roof, along with information about the roof, such as the original specifications for it and your warranty. Having this information handy makes it easier for contractors to provide you with a more accurate estimate on any repairs or remodeling projects that need to be done. These records are also useful when you have damage and need to know if it’s covered under your roof warranty. When you keep detailed records, you’ll be able to get the information you need or provide it to others who need it quickly and efficiently.
Set Up Routine Maintenance
One of the most important parts of keeping a commercial roof in good shape is having routine maintenance done. You can schedule this maintenance ahead of time, so you won’t forget to have it done on a regular basis. The exact tasks that roofing contractors will do during this time depends on the type of roof you have and the kinds of features it has. In general, routine maintenance includes removing any debris that has built up on your roof from wind and storms, getting rid of any 'ponding" that has occurred in order to prevent leaks and clearing out the drains to allow rainwater to leave your roof rather than collect on it.
Another important element that should be part of your roof maintenance plan is roof inspections. You should plan to have these done about twice a year or after a major weather event. These inspections give roofing contractors a chance to check your roof for any signs of damage. Minor signs of damage can be found and fixed to prevent them from becoming major ones, while more serious ones can be corrected promptly to reduce the risk of significant damage. While the maintenance team in your building can check for damage, a roofing contractor knows exactly what to look for and can identify signs of damage that aren’t always easy to spot.
Keeping your commercial roof in excellent condition can increase its lifespan. Contact us at MG Roofing, Inc. today to schedule an inspection.