SAVING MONEY ON YOUR ROOF WITH PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
Many facility managers view preventative maintenance as something to be avoided, just something else that takes up their time and money. Well, as a roof system manufacture, we have a pretty different view on the matter. We see preventative maintenance as something you should value as a way to decrease major maintenance expenses. Regular, smart preventative maintenance will help your roof to last longer and cost you less money during its life. Let’s see what you should do to plan and carry out the preventative maintenance on your roof.
Perform Regular Inspections
The only way to discover necessary preventative maintenance on your roof is to inspect your roof. Whether you pay someone to do it or perform the inspections yourself, someone must be looking at your roof twice a year. These inspections allow you to identify issues that need to be fixed, and then fix them. Develop a plan, follow that plan, and you’ll see great improvements to the life of your roof.
Perform Maintenance When Necessary
We have seen many facility managers inspect their roofs only to ignore the issues they found. Writing them off as too small or insignificant, they let the issues expand into something serious after a few months or years. Don’t let this happen to you! When you identify an issue on your roof, repair it as soon as possible. Fixing problems while they are small takes less time and money, so why wait? Don’t put it off, make the repairs now!
Hire a Professional
If you’re not sure what you need to do to repair a certain feature on your roof, just call a pro! While you don’t have to pay yourself an hourly fee for the repair, it might take you 3 times as long and you pay full price for the repair materials. Capitalize on the professionals’ experience and bulk pricing and you might find that you actually save money.
Preventative maintenance on your roof shouldn’t be seen as a problem, but as a way to save money. A beneficial activity that you should use to better your building for the long run. If you have any questions regarding inspections or preventative maintenance, contact us today!