Reactive Vs. Proactive Roof Maintenance

We all know that a properly maintained roof can last significantly longer than a neglected roof. While residential home owners can face costs associated with replacement, commercial building managers and owners can also see their bottom line dwindle when a neglected roof needs replacing.

But there is also a big difference in how a roof is maintained. According to Roofing Contractor magazine, to save money, many building owners wait until obvious problems are apparent before conducting maintenance. This type of reactive maintenance will, in fact, increase roof life-cycle costs. These roofs will last on average 13 years and the annual cost will be 25¢ per square foot.

Spot repairs made during a proactive maintenance visit are far less costly than replacing membranes, insulation and decking if a leak occurs down the road. Proactive roof maintenance helps identify potential problem-causing areas, thus decreasing life-cycle costs. These roofs will last on average 21 years and the annual cost will be 14¢ per square foot.

Now’s the time to set up a proactive maintenance schedule. It’s also important that maintenance checks be done immediately after severe storms with high winds, hail, or even heavy snowfall. Call us to set up a service schedule to keep your roof in proper shape and your roof maintenance costs low.