- February 14, 2019
- Posted by: bmroofing
- Category: North Carolina, Tips
Think of your roof as the protector of everything in your building: from employees to equipment. If you take care of your roof, it will take care of you! Here are three simple steps to take care of your roof:
Repair or Replacement?
A roof undergoes serious wear and tear throughout its lifetime, with factors such as weathering and degeneration taking their toll. Through scientific testing and analysis, a roofing provider can outline the current condition of your roof and to help you decide if roof repair or restoration is an option or whether roof replacement is necessary. The building should dictate the roofing system, so the roofing provider must be familiar with building codes, energy solutions and various roof systems to help you make the best decision for your specific system and building type.
Choosing a roofing provider that offers repair and restoration options, not just replacements, improves the likelihood of an accurate analysis and a successful plan for your roof and your budget. A good rule of thumb is to consider repairing your roof if it will survive its original service life expectancy without exceeding the cost of a new roof.
Love Your Roof: 3 Simple Steps to Take Care of Your Roof
Practice In-House Maintenance
It’s always sound roofing practice to develop an in-house roofing maintenance program to increase life expectancy. Cleaning gutters of unwanted debris and sharp objects around mechanical units that could clog or puncture the roofing system is a preventative maintenance fundamental.
Proactive vs. Reactive Roof Maintenance
Proactive versus reactive maintenance is key to extending the life of your roofing system. Owners and facility managers who react to problems as they occur, pay an average of 25¢ per square foot annually for maintenance. Owners and facility managers who inspect and repair routinely (proactively) – before problems happen – spend an average of only 14¢ per square foot annually. Plus, proactively maintained roofs last an average of 21 years compared to an average lifespan of 13 years for reactive maintenance. The longer you can extend your roof’s life before replacement, the more your overall savings increase, and your life cycle costs decrease.
Remember, love your roof. Should you decide to repair or replace a roof, the most important part is to remember that EXEPERIENCE does matter. Surprisingly, weather is not the most common threat to a roof’s durability. Approximately 40% of all roof problems occur because of human error due to workers going on your roof for window washing, HVAC repair, etc., faulty maintenance or poor installation in the first place. Therefore, proper training, experience and consistent performance are all essential when choosing a roofing provider.
Contact BM Roofing Contractors today!