Is a commercial roof maintenance program worth it? The short answer — yes. Here are six reasons you should invest in a maintenance program.
1. It saves you money
The primary reason for any maintenance program is to prevent any major, costly issues from occurring. You change the oil in your car to prevent significant and expensive damage to your engine. Your roof is similar.
If you skip out on regular maintenance, you’re more likely to have extensive damage to your roof that not only leads to costly repairs of the roof itself but can also cause water damage to the valuable things inside your building.
Bonus tip — you can write off all your maintenance work on your taxes.
2. Your roof lasts longer
Regular maintenance involves removing debris, fixing small leaks (before they become real problems), and inspecting for areas that may need attention, such as pipe seals and caulk terminations.
Staying on top of these things can extend the life of your roof, so you get more out of your investment.
3. You’re prepared for severe weather
A maintenance program can include inspections after severe weather conditions like high winds, hail, hurricanes, tornadoes, and heavy rains. Including these in your maintenance contract can help reduce the stress of scrambling to get on waiting lists after a severe storm when everyone else is in your area needs the same thing. That can be costly if your roof has a leak, and it takes several days or even weeks to get someone out there.
If it’s part of your maintenance program — you know someone is coming to look at your roof and give you a report. Another benefit here is the maintenance plan means you have the same company regularly looking at your roof. So when a storm hits, they can see all the previous inspection reports and know which areas may be at greater risk.
4. You become familiar with your roof
A good maintenance provider provides detailed reports to you and walks them through with you. These reports can familiarize you with your roof and where the potential areas of risk are. This is beneficial for a few reasons, but one of the main ones ties back to the previous point about severe weather. If you have a baseline education about your roof, you can do a quick check and know what to look for after a storm.
5. It helps you budget
With a maintenance program, you know exactly what to budget for. You can avoid any large, unexpected repair bills and instead use that money to save up for the eventual roof replacement several years down the line.
6. It gives you peace of mind
Ultimately, maintenance gives you peace of mind. With a regular maintenance program, you can be confident that your roof will remain in good condition, last longer, and be taken care of in the event of some severe weather.
Commercial roof maintenance is a no-brainer. Don’t let your roof take away your money and your peace of mind.
If you need a roof inspection or a more robust maintenance plan than the minimum required by the manufacture, contact Eskola Roofing to learn how we can help you.