Commercial roofs in Tennessee face the sun’s harsh rays and the heavy wetness of rain and snow. Weather conditions and general wear and tear all take a toll. Regular maintenance identifies issues before they become widespread enough to require a whole new roof. There are many reasons to stay on top of roof maintenance, including:
- Extending the life of the roof
- Saving money over time
- Keeping the roof warranty intact
- Maintaining the value of the building
- Keeping utility costs down
Extending the Lifespan of the Roof
Did you know regular maintenance can significantly extend your commercial roof’s lifespan? Up to 80 percent of roof replacements happen sooner than necessary. In many cases, you can prevent having to replace the roof with routine maintenance.
By performing routine maintenance and proper repairs, your roof can last 10 to 20 years longer than it would otherwise.
Saving Money Over Time
A small leak can lead to big problems, and leaks are not the only roof problem capable of quickly wreaking havoc. When a roof stops performing, the damage is not far behind and will spread. In fact, damage from roof leaks sometimes goes undetected for days, weeks, or even longer.
Fixing problems when they are manageable is far less costly than allowing issues to linger and spread. Severe damage may lead to a roof needing extensive repairs or even replacement. When your roof suffers lasting damage, your business may be interrupted, leading to even more cost and concern.
Compared to replacing a roof every ten years or so, performing routine maintenance can save you up to 50 percent of replacement cost during the life of your commercial roofing system.
Keeping the Roof Warranty Intact
Most manufacturer and roofing contractor warranties have stipulations for problems caused by lack of maintenance. If you don’t keep up with general maintenance, the warranty may not cover the issues. Repairs, when done improperly, may threaten the warranty, and in some cases, may void it entirely.
A leak originating from an aspect not covered by the warranty means it will not cover the resulting damage. Staying on top of routine maintenance keeps you on the right side of your roof’s warranty and in control of your roof’s destiny.
Maintaining the Value of the Building
The roof is a vital component of a building, and it is as important as what is inside. The roof’s health and appearance are a significant aspect of the structure and integrity of the building. The roof directly impacts the value of your investment.
Keeping Utility Costs Down
Older roofs naturally wear down over time and can cause your commercial building to be less energy-efficient. When the roof is not performing as it should, maintaining a comfortable temperature in your building falls on your air conditioning and heating unit.
You may overlook the increasing costs of your utility bills as it often occurs gradually, but performing routine maintenance on your roof can lead to a dramatic improvement in energy efficiency and lower bills.
These are just a few good reasons to perform routine maintenance on the roof of your commercial building. To maintain such an essential part of your building, you want to choose an established, professional roofer.
The untrained eye may miss telltale signs of a roof in distress. However, the roofing professionals at Rackley are trained to notice every detail affecting your roof’s performance. We specialize in commercial roofing systems, so if you want your commercial roof properly maintained, give us a call to schedule an appointment!