Properly maintaining and managing your restaurant or retail facility’s roof can be tough. Having a basic knowledge of a roof’s components will help you communicate easier with your roofing provider and be more knowledgeable when it comes to inspections and invoices.
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The telltale signs are there. A puddle on the floor. Stains on a ceiling tile. An active drip. So how is the water getting in? It must be a roof leak, right? Maybe. That’s certainly the first inclination in many cases …
Roof leaks. The mother of all maintenance concerns that property managers and building owners face. Roof leaks equate to time and expenses that you might not have budgeted for. They’re a nuisance to deal with so when you spot a potential problem during a routine inspection, you might be tempted to put off the repair […]
When you break down what you really want to get out of your roof, it’s basically as simple as (1) avoiding leaks, and (2) minimizing costs to maintain it. You want predictable performance and budget certainty. You want to prevent surprises, which in “roof language” typically equates to huge capital outlays that you weren’t planning […]
Maintaining a roof by merely reacting to problems costs an average of 25 cents per square foot annually; however, those who have a proactive roof program in place only spend an average of 14 cents per square foot annually. Plus, proactively maintained roofs last an average of 21 years compared to an average lifespan of 13 years for those under reactive maintenance.
How’s this for a staggering statistic? A commercial building’s roof represents about 10% of its initial construction cost, yet over the course of the building’s lifetime it can account for upwards of 90% of the building’s repair and maintenance costs. These numbers point to the need to do your homework on who you choose to […]