9 Ways to Save Money on Your Roof

The roof on your building wasn’t cheap. And a new one will very likely be more expensive than the one that’s on it. It makes sense to follow these 9 best practices in roof maintenance, so you can save your business expense — and save yourself the frustration.

  1. Get to know your roof warranty’s coverage terms, conditions and exclusions.
  2. Perform self-inspections of the roof monthly or quarterly, and always after major weather events.
  3. Repair small cracks or unsealed exposures before heavy precipitation penetrates them.
  4. Research reputable roofing contractors who you will be able to call in a pinch with an emergency service need and know they’ll respond quickly and efficiently before the damage worsens.
  5. Trace the sources of wet insulation; and have those leaks repaired before they lead to mold, insect infestation or compromised energy efficiency.
  6. Schedule semi-annual roof inspections with a reputable roofing contractor, ideally in the spring and fall.
  7. Seek information on roof restorations to determine if there’s a cost-efficient way to extend the life of your roof before opting to replace it.
  8. Limit roof foot traffic and establish clear traffic patterns for employees and contractors to minimize the risk of damage.
  9. Consider lowering energy costs, and bringing your roof to watertight condition, by simply coating it in a color most suitable for your climate.