Property Managers and their Roof
Once an investment is made in a roof system the roof is often out of sight and does not get much attention until there is a problem. It requires good financial control and commitment from the building’s company to ensure that the roof is properly maintained to avoid such emergencies. The payback of a strategy like this can be significant.
Budgeting for roof maintenance on a yearly schedule, as well as setting aside funds yearly for the inevitable re-roof is a good decision to make. With a proper roof maintenance plan in place, the amount you must save every year for a new roof down the road, will be greatly reduced as yearly roof maintenance increases a roofing systems life expectancy.
If you are new to our roof maintenance program we will recommend a roof inspection be performed so that your maintenance plan starts off on track. Depending on the type of inspection, it will come with a detailed report containing images, thermal images, recommendations on repair and ongoing maintenance.
Not only do we repair and maintain roofs we can also take care of your other roofing needs. Perhaps you are changing the use of your building? More and more often we see commercial buildings being transformed into modern living spaces. Along with that comes the need for roof vents or adding or removing curbs for roof top equipment. We have the experience to do these with top quality results.
Our Maintenance and Service includes:
- 24 hour on call emergency roofing service and disaster response
- 24 hour expert leak repairs serviced by our skilled roofing technicians
- A thorough 21-point Visual roof Inspection as well as Infrared Scanning.
- An assessment of the Condition of: Roofing Membrane; Flashing; Caulking; Insulation; Sealants; Expansion Joints; Skylights; Ventilation; Drainage Conditions; Previous Problem Areas;
- Written Report identifying any and all deficiencies and recommendations
- Thermograms (Still Infrared Photos) of all damage
- Marking of Any Damaged Areas Directly on the Roof in a way as to be clear to roofing professionals of your choice or our experts at RoofMaintenance.ca
- We will provide you with a scope of work, a written estimate which will allow for proper budgeting for implementation of all necessary repairs or entire flat roof replacement
What can a property manager do?
An out of sight, out of mind attitude toward your roofing systems is dangerous. It is also poor asset management. Too many owners and property managers have been burned by premature roof failure. When water starts entering the building, hard assets, corporate profits and maintenance personnel start taking a beating.
- Use life-cycle costing to assure maximum roof life
- Adapt a pro-active roof maintenance protocol
- Ensure semi-annual roof inspections and repairs (if needed) are performed
- Budget a minimum amount, per year for preventative maintenance (beginning in first year)
- Budget a minimum amount, per year for more extensive remedial restoration
- Track all collateral building damage and incidental costs associated with leaking roofs
- Show management how past collateral damage costs exceed the cost of implementing a roof maintenance and management program