As a commercial property owner or facility manager, one of your responsibilities is to anticipate your roof’s maintenance needs to ensure its long-term weather performance and efficiency. It all starts with a stable and detailed roof maintenance plan. To help you create one, StormROOF Systems, LLC, your local disaster restoration contractor, lists some of the questions you need to ask yourself.
What’s Your Intention for the Property?
Knowing how long you intend to utilize your property for your business operations enables you to craft an effective roof management plan. Are you going to stay there for the next 20 years, or do you plan to relocate within the next ten years if a better option becomes available? Your chosen roofing contractor can give you the kind of advice that will serve you best.
How Do You Act When Something Wrong Happens to Your Roof?
Your general approach to maintenance is something you need to consider when drawing up a commercial roof management plan. Do you only call your roofer for repairs when there’s a leak? Or do you schedule a roof inspection as a preventative measure? The latter is usually the most ideal, but only if you have the time or have someone on your team take charge of it. If neither of these is true for you, don’t hesitate to ask your roofing contractor about maintenance agreements.
Do You Have Maintenance Records?
It is a good practice to keep a file of all your roof maintenance records because these will be important for upcoming building performance analysis. This can help determine if the structural integrity of the building is still sound or not. The assessment can help shape decisions about a potential roof replacement.
Are You Planning Any Changes to Your Property?
Changes to the building’s overall structure and utilities can have an impact on the roofing system. For instance, if you are planning to add a commercial HVAC system, expect vents and condenser units to be installed on the roof itself. This means penetrations will need flashings to protect your roof from moisture intrusion. Post-installation inspections are also important in making sure there’s no roof damage caused by foot traffic or debris.
StormROOF Systems, LLC is the leading contractor for your storm damage roof repair and replacement needs. We can also guide you through your roofing insurance claims. Call (470) 300-1768 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free roof inspection.