Each commercial building should have a commercial roof management strategy that’s tailored to it. No two buildings are alike and each will have different needs and a different budget. When formulating a commercial roof management strategy, your roofing contractor may ask you some of these questions:
What Are Your Long-Term Plans for the Building?
How integral is your building or property to your business? Do you plan on expanding it in the near future? Your contractor needs to know your long-term plans for the building to craft a maintenance strategy that can best serve your needs.
How Old Is Your Roof and How Frequently Was It Maintained?
You’ll need to provide your contractor with details about the history of your commercial roofing system, including its age and the frequency of roof maintenance. As a rule of thumb, a commercial roofing system should be inspected at least twice a year. The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends scheduling an commercial roof inspection after the hottest and coldest seasons of the year. You should also have a contractor inspect your commercial roof after an extreme weather event.
To keep track of the roof repair work your roof has undergone, roofing contractors recommend keeping a roofing file. In general, a roofing file should contain:
- The date of the roof installation
- Warranty info
- The manufacturer of the roofing materials used
- Maintenance records that document any specific issues that were found
- Upgrades to the roofing components
How Much Is Your Budget?
It’s important to stick to your maintenance budget but you shouldn’t get too preoccupied with the costs. In most cases, roof repairs cost more than roof maintenance work.
Roofing & More, Inc., a local family-owned company, offers a variety of professional exterior services, including residential and commercial roof replacement services. To request a free quote, call us at (703) 828-1620 or fill out this form.