Fixed budgets for commercial maintenance roof costs create a problem. Fortunately, there is a simple solution. It is important to spend time on roof maintenance before you have to spend money. Once the roof maintenance budget is spent, it is difficult to make the decision to put more money towards it. Especially given that preventative maintenance is not an emergency (though, it is trying to prevent one).
Roof maintenance does not have to cost an arm and a leg, but it does cost time, attention, and a little bit of research. (Unlike the cost of roof repair, which Anthony Vross of Buildings.com does a great job of breaking down). That does not mean you don’t have to account for roof maintenance in your budget. Adding inspection time to CAM (Common Area Maintenance) fees is more than enough to account for time you should spend each year on your roof inspection, as well as addressing roof repairs when needed.
Warning Signs that a Roof Needs Repaired
Keeping the roof in good shape, and recognizing when it’s not should be top priority for mall owners to prevent leaks and collapses. There are quite a few news stories in recent years about collapsing roofs, make sure yours is not one of them.
We have discussed time-spending efforts, but there are more advanced roof inspection techniques like infrared scanning and membrane testing that can detect underlying problems. Problems that cannot be addressed with a visual inspection. To start a proactive roof maintenance plan with us and schedule an inspection, give Preferred Inc – Fort Wayne a call at 260-483-8383.