Commercial flat roofing systems are notoriously prone to leaks. That’s why building and business owners must have a commercial roof maintenance plan in place.
The Benefits of Having a Commercial Roof Maintenance Plan
Aside from reducing the risk of costly leaks and disruptions to your business operations, a commercial roof maintenance plan helps ensure your building’s roof maintenance remains under warranty or is covered by your insurance policy without blowing your budget. Remember: Failure to conduct proper roof maintenance can void your warranty or insurance coverage.
The Essential Components of a Roof Maintenance Plan
A proper commercial roof maintenance plan should have the following components:
- Routine roofing inspections and maintenance– Routine inspections and maintenance are naturally essential components of any roofing maintenance strategy. A standard roof warranty usually requires at least one roofing inspection every year. Keep in mind that this is just the bare minimum—depending on your area’s climate and the frequency of extreme weather events, your building’s roof may require a lot more the arrival of spections. For instance, commercial roofing systems should undergo an inspection before the arrival of winter and summer.
- Roof access control – This is usually required for larger buildings. It’s not uncommon for tenants to go to the rooftop on their breaks. The problem is that wear and tear from foot traffic can, over time, damage your roof. That’s why it’s best if building owners restrict access to the rooftop. In most cases, only AC technicians who need to access the rooftop HVAC system should be granted access.
- Advanced inspection technology – The problem with conventional roof inspections is that it’s relatively easy for less experienced contractors to miss the warning signs of damage. That’s why the use of advanced roof inspection technology is more of a necessity nowadays. Our team at Lifestyle Home Improvement Roofing & Construction, for instance, uses a 4K drone to inspect hard-to-reach areas of residential roofing systems to make an accurate assessment of our customers’ roofing systems.
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Lifestyle Home Improvement Roofing & Construction, a veteran-owned company with an A+-rating from the Better Business Bureau®, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including storm damage repair services. To get a free inspection or estimate, call us at (405) 470-6999 or leave us a message here.