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Reducing Roof Maintenance Costs

They say prevention is the best kind of cure, and that works equally well with your health and roofing, especially for commercial roofing. The costs of maintaining a building’s roof become significantly smaller when trouble is anticipated rather than met.

According to the Texas commercial roofers from Black Slate Roofing, LLC website, roofing repairs are inevitable in commercial building’s maintenance cycle as regular wear and tear make them necessary. However, when a roof is regularly inspected and maintained, the cost of any repair will be much lower than if it is allowed to deteriorate unnecessarily. When a building manager reacts to a roofing problem when it occurs, they pay about 25 cents per square foot a year as compared to the costs of regular maintenance and inspection that avoids most commercial roofing problems at 14 cents per square foot. In addition to being less expensive, it helps prevent issues that might compromise their building’s code compliance.

It would also be important to note that commercial roofing that is subjected to proactive maintenance last nearly 40% longer than indifferently maintained ones before it needs to be replaced. This translates to huge savings in the overall building maintenance costs.

However when assessing bids for roof maintenance contracts it is important to look ahead beyond the bid price. The lowest bid is not necessarily the best, because it could be leaving out crucial long-term aspects of maintenance. The roofing contractor should be able to give an in-depth analysis of the existing and potential problem areas of the roof beyond what the human eye can see and a plan for how to avoid them. When a roofing contractor has an established business in the area, they are less likely to give the lowest bids because they are in for the long haul. One-shot bid contractors are interested in getting the contract and doing a flit when the excrement hits the fan. Choose a bid once you have established the bona fides of the roofing contractor and considered which maintenance contract appears to be the most proactive.