Preventive Roof Maintenance
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
- Benjamin Franklin
One of the biggest mistakes that commercial property owners and facility managers make after they have built or acquired a new commercial or industrial structure is to let its maintenance slip. Even a new commercial roofing system requires maintenance to be performed after its initial installation. Almost all manufacturer warranties call for a regular maintenance plan to keep the warranty effective and valid.
While your roof is out of sight and out of mind, ignoring it often leads to premature and unnecessary damage. Therefore, implementing a regular, periodic roof maintenance program is critical. Not only does it validate the warranty, it prolongs the life of your commercial roof while avoiding catastrophic failure.
Make It a Priority
If you are not maintaining your commercial or industrial roofing system, water can invade the building and cause severe, unseen damage. Regular preventive roofing maintenance should be a priority for building owners and property managers.
A preventive maintenance program not only minimizes leaks, it keeps your roofing insulation dry and intact during the life of the roof, increasing the odds that the insulation can be re-used during your next installation. This not only reduces the cost of the second installation by 30 to 40 percent, it also keeps the damaged materials out of landfills, resulting in a net positive environmental impact.
At WNC Roofing, we use top quality preventative maintenance strategies that fit your roof and your budget. Developed from years of roofing experience and implemented by our professional technicians, our roof management programs are designed to promote the longest useful life from your installed roofing system.
Preventative Maintenance Plan
WNC Roofing’s Preventative Maintenance Plan (PMP) is a program designed to manage and prolong the life of your existing commercial roofing system. WNC Roofing will schedule annual or bi-annual visits to your facility to complete the following:
- Inspect and clean roof drains, overflow drains, gutters, grates and scupper drains
- Remove debris that may have accumulated on the roof surface
- Inspect roof penetrations, seams, and sheet metal flashings
- Inspect entire roof area for damage that may have resulted from foreign objects or human activity
- Complete maintenance repairs as time allows
Upon completion, you will receive electronic documentation of the roof condition, including before and after images of work completed.
The PMP will reduce leak frequency and severity, prevent moisture under the membrane, and keep your manufacturer’s warranty and any extensions valid. In addition, WNC Roofing will provide you with all the tools you will need to forecast budgets for any further necessary repairs and replacements by providing you with any repair proposals and recommendations for your roofing system.