NO ONE WANTS TO REPLACE THEIR ROOF
Like anything else in life, when you pay a lot of money for something, you want it to last a long time and perform well. Replacing your roof is not only a hassle and a headache, but it’s expensive. How can you make sure your roof lasts as long as possible and you don’t have to replace it earlier than intended? Check out these very simple tips below to keep your roof in good shape and performs as it should.
Perform Regular Inspections
We recommend that every building be inspected two times per year. Once before winter and once after winter. This will ensure that your roof is always in good operating condition and you’ll catch issues before they are leaking in your office. A roof inspection will permit the early detection of problems that otherwise would never be found.
Keep Foot Traffic to a Minimum
Many people like to get on their roof for any old thing, and this means they are walking on their roof all the time. Foot traffic can be a major problem; check out number 6 here. Roofs occasionally have to be walked on, but it can be a problem if you’re up there all the time adding unnecessary wear and tear to your roof. Try to stay off the roof as much as possible and you’ll extend the life of your roof.
Make Regular Repairs
A common problem that we see when we look at our customers’ roofs is that they don’t make repairs quickly when a problem arises. If you see something wrong with your roof in one of your annual inspections, don’t ignore it – fix it then or very soon after. Don’t let minor problems become major headaches.
Invest in a Good Roofing System Up-Front
One of the best ways to make sure your roof lasts a long time and doesn’t require an obscene amount of repairs is to invest in a good roofing system up-front; a system that isn’t cheap. These systems will save you money in the long run because they perform better and last longer.
When Replacement is Necessary
If the time does come that you have to replace your roof due to old age or one of the reasons given above, one of the best systems you can choose to replace it is a silicone coating. It’s a retrofit system, meaning it can be installed directly over the top of your existing roof system, and will provide 20 years of leak-free performance for a very low price tag.
Roofs are exposed to a lot up on top of your building, and they do periodically need to be repaired or replaced. However, no one wants to replace their roof before they have to, so don’t do it! Take these preventative steps to make your roof last longer.