Commercial roofing is a complex system that needs more care and maintenance than most facility managers estimate. Your roofing is the second-most important structural element other than your foundation. It protects your facility, provides both functional and aesthetic appeal, and may even be home to an HVAC system or solar panels. Therefore, it is critical that you stay up to date on roofing repairs and maintenance.
At MaintenX, we recommend scheduling a roof inspection annually in the springtime to ensure your roof is ready for hurricane season. Hurricanes and severe storms typically begin around May or June. If you plan your inspection ahead of time, you can complete any necessary repairs before the first major rainfall hits.
The Benefits of a Roofing Inspection
A roof inspection is recommended every year for several reasons. First and foremost, we do not want our clients to have potential roof damage during the summer hurricane season, as this can lead to roof collapses or other severe damage. There are many ancillary benefits to annual roofing inspections for your building including:
- Cost-savings by performing preventative instead of reactive repairs
- Improving ventilation and HVAC performance
- Preventing mold and mildew damage
- Preventing pest issues on roofing
- Increasing service life of roofing
- Aids in insurance claims and protects your roofing warranty
What To Expect During Your Roofing Inspection
Depending on the size of your property and the number of buildings onsite, your roofing inspection may take several hours or several days. Your contractors will be looking for signs of damage including leaks, sun damage, and missing shingles or panels. Some of these repairs might be minor, while others will need immediate attention. You should prepare some time and a budget for potential repairs after you go over the results of your inspection with the roofing contractor.
At MaintenX, we make roof maintenance easy. Our team of trusted roofing specialists will talk you through preventative steps to keep your roof in tip-top shape. For more information on our preventative services, contact us today!