18 things you can do this year to avoid headaches with your commercial roof (Part 2 of 2)
As a continuation of our two-part series on helping facility managers save roof maintenance budget dollars—aggravation, here are a few more commercial roofing best practices you should consider following this year.
- Inspect your ceilings and walls from inside the building to look for evidence of roof leaks or other damage.
- Remove debris like leaves, sticks and garbage so they don’t cause a backup in the drains.
- Avoid sending anyone on the roof to remove snow who’s not specifically trained to avoid causing damage to the roof in the process.
- Invest in a routine maintenance plan that includes cleanings and inspections, to as much as double your roof’s lifespan!
- Hire only roofers who self-perform the work, thus better controlling the training, safety, efficiency and quality of your project.
- Periodically check for coping (metal flashing) that’s missing.
- Ensure your roof is properly draining and not holding or ponding water.
- Eliminate the labor costs of a follow-up service call by asking a roofing technician who is performing an inspection to make simple repairs – using premium material – in the same visit.
- Don’t get in over your head with a repair you’re not able to handle.
Make this your year for getting a firm handle on your roof assets’ condition and maintenance.