The roof over your company’s head protects thousands and in some cases millions of dollars worth of assets; it only makes sense to invest in and maintain this part of your building. Often the daily routine of putting out fires in your business makes it easy to put off regular maintenance and inspections on the area of your business that isn’t causing you a problem. But when it comes to roofs, you don’t want to wait until you have a problem to find a solution. A leaking roof probably started having problems months ahead of time. The damage caused by a leaking roof could have been prevented with routine maintenance checks.
We understand how easy it is to focus on the stuff that makes you money on a day-to-day basis as opposed to building maintenance. This is why we’re now offering a roof maintenance program.
Preventative maintenance puts a professional on your roof every six months to fix things that could be a problem in the future… before they become a major repair or replacement.
When holes form in a roof, it can take months for that hole to become a leak, and for that leak to seep down to where your employees notice it. By that time, your insulation is ruined, and you’ve got a major repair on your hands.
A routine inspection of and preventative maintenance plan for your roof can extend the life of your roof. You will get 15 years out of a roof with a 15-year warranty, but you should be able to get 20-25 years out of that roof with great maintenance. With preventative maintenance, you could push off putting on a new roof for up to a decade. What’s more, preventative maintenance gives you a clearer picture of how to budget for future repairs and roof replacement.
It isn’t just this long-view that is beneficial. Under our standard contracts, all of our roof customers have a free annual roof inspection; however, if there’s an issue with the roof, the inspection requires a separate quote process and maintenance visit. As part of the roof maintenance plan, both the inspection, report, and patch are covered all at once, saving you time and money.
When our guys come out to complete a routine roof inspection every six months, they’ll bring with them common items to repair a suspected issue. If something is found, they’ll repair it on the spot, up to the cost of the maintenance program. If there’s something major uncovered that requires your attention, the repair guy will share that information with you and ask if you’d like a quote for the repair.
Whether or not any issues are found during your routine roof inspection, our guys will provide you with a detailed report, including images of your roof, so you know exactly how that roof is holding up.
The typical flat commercial roof only lasts 10-25 years. If your roof is under 10 years old, this isn’t a great program for you, but if your roof is over 10 years old, or you bought a building and don’t know how old the roof is, a roof maintenance program can give you the peace of mind to continue not thinking about the roof for as long as there isn’t a problem. We’ll be able to advise you on when we recommend considering a roof replacement so you can take the guesswork out of it.
If you have two roofs on your building, a hole in the top layer can take a full year to get through to the underlying roof, resulting in a year’s worth of undetected damage.
The name of the game in extending your roof’s life is protection. Protect your roof from ongoing damage and the repair and maintenance won’t cost you as much. Perhaps most key: If you can protect your insulation, your next roof will be far less costly. Currently, a 4x8 foot strip of insulation costs $30. This same sheet last year at this time cost around $18-21. That’s a substantial increase in costs, and your roof needs two layers of insulation for code.
Despite how easy it is to avoid thinking about your roof, you really can’t afford a major disruption to your business caused by a damaged or leaking roof. The roof maintenance program begins at $600 annually for a roof that is under 5,000 square feet.
Call Technique Roofing today to enroll in the roof maintenance program, and start protecting your business from unnecessary damage and expenses.« Back to Blog