As a commercial building owner or manager, it is important to conduct strategic planning when it comes to sustaining efficiency and prolonging the service life of the roofing system. You need proper care, repair and ongoing maintenance to keep the system operating at an optimal level, including all the flashings, penetrations, mechanical equipment, roof drainage, fall protection devices and roof access points.
Collect Roofing System Data
A good roof management system begins with collecting all data and records regarding the roof and creating an essential inventory. A responsible facility manager or building owner should know the number, size, age and maintenance history of the roof being managed. This also includes upgrades to rooftop mechanical equipment, work performed by personnel to other features, such as skylights and exterior walls, and warranties from the manufacturer.
Conduct Regular Roof Inspections
A roof expert knows the importance of performing periodic inspections as well as condition assessments. Accurate information about current conditions will notably impact the future decisions about repair and maintenance work needed. Moreover, diagnosing issues and addressing them in a timely manner saves money, reduces damage to the roof and prevents premature deterioration.
Control Roof Access
Make sure to regulate access and meticulously document who, what, when and where activities are taking place on the roof to effectively prolong the life of your roofing system. In many cases, a great deal of damage is done to roofs by either unauthorized or poorly trained roofers. A smart move is to propose a written policy detailing roof access and permitted work on the roof.
Christian Brothers Roofing is a premier source of residential and commercial exterior solutions, including roof maintenance and replacement windows installation. Our top-rated professionals are committed to providing the comfort and efficiency you need through industry-leading products and outstanding customer service. Call us today at (502) 818-3038, or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.