Proactive Roof Maintenance – Why medium box stores need roof asset management

A roof is taken for granted until something goes wrong – and that something is usually a leak. When a leak occurs, the facility manager’s priorities are often limited to the specific repair, so the rest of the roof is forgotten until another leak is discovered and the budget takes another hit. This reactive cycle and those who let such events dictate their maintenance and capital expenditures are likely to spend much more than necessary on roofing. In addition, this approach runs the risk of shortening a roof’s lifespan.

A reactive approach to roof maintenance is often counterproductive. It often lacks reliable information necessary to develop a long-term capital improvement plan that includes accurate projects for future budgetary needs.