The Importance of a Commercial Roof Maintenance Plan

Any roofing system has an important job to do, but a commercial roofing system often covers more square footage and protects more people and assets than a residential one.

Therefore, it’s imperative to maintain your commercial roof to prevent emergency fixes, extend its lifespan, and reduce the need for an early roof replacement.

A commercial roof maintenance plan can help you do this. With a maintenance plan, a professional commercial roofing contractor comes out once or twice a year to inspect your building’s roof and conduct repairs or maintenance as needed to protect the system.

Here’s why a commercial roof maintenance plan is essential for your business.

Identify Early Signs of Damage

Having a maintenance plan for your commercial roofing system gives you an opportunity to identify early signs of damage.

Although you can inspect your roof yourself, unless you are a trained and experienced roofer, chances are you’ll miss the signs of potential damage, especially if they are minor.

The thing about minor damage is that it has the potential to turn into much more significant and expensive damage. With an annual or bi-annual inspection, you can address damage before it gets worse and prevent the need for extensive repairs.

During the inspection, your roofer can also remove debris, identify leaks, clean your roof if needed, and evaluate all the system components to prevent a roofing emergency and protect your investment.

Maximize the Value of Your Roofing System

Every business owner wants their roofing system to last as long as possible. A commercial roof maintenance plan can help you maximize the value of your roof by maximizing its lifespan. By properly maintaining your roof, you can get the entire lifespan, if not a few years more, out of your system.

Speaking of maximizing value, since a roof maintenance plan can reduce the need for extensive repairs—not to mention the damage these repairs can cost inside your building or roof deck—you can save money over time.

Replacing your roof is a large expense, especially if damage has impacted the underlying structure. So by taking care of your roof with a maintenance plan, you can keep costs to an absolute minimum while enjoying maximum longevity of your roof.

Maintain Your Manufacturer’s Warranty

Some roofing manufacturers will only uphold a warranty if the roof has been adequately maintained. This means that should you have an issue with your roof and want to have the warranty cover it, it helps to have documentation that you have had regular maintenance done to the system.

Generally, the best time of year to schedule maintenance is in the fall and spring before the harsh winter and summer weather is in full spring. However, you can schedule maintenance whenever is convenient for you.

In addition, older roofing systems may need more frequent maintenance than younger ones, so keep this in mind when considering maintenance plans.

Protect Your Property’s Interior

Roofing damage typically starts small, but when the problem remains unaddressed, it can escalate without you being aware of it. A small tear or puncture can lead to an interior leak over time, which can cause mold and mildew, structural damage, and hazards at your place of business.

A commercial roof maintenance plan doesn’t just protect your roofing system—it protects your property’s interior. Your roof also plays a role in your building’s energy efficiency, so maintaining your roof can help keep your energy bills as low as possible.

Consistent maintenance can also reduce the chances that you would need to close your business due to a major roofing issue, which can protect your operations and profitability.

Ask About Our Roof Maintenance Plans

CDS Roofing offers commercial roof maintenance plans to businesses in Charlotte to simplify roof maintenance and protect your investment. Contact us today to learn more about our commercial roof maintenance plans and how our inspections can keep your roofing system in excellent shape to last as long as possible.

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