If you want to protect your property, you have to pay extra attention to your roof since it plays a crucial role in protecting the entire building. You can extend the life of your roof by following these best practices in commercial roof management.
Get the Roofing Data and Records
To have a good roofing management plan, you need all the pertinent data regarding your building’s roof. This includes the complete roof plan, guarantees and warranties from both the manufacturer and contractor, maintenance and upgrade records, work logs performed in relation to other structures, such as skylights, HVAC units, and other equipment.
A facility management software can be used to store and update the information about your commercial roof and will help you plan your roof management program.
Implement Maintenance Activities and Repairs
Choose reliable roofers for your repairs and maintenance. Look for track record, certifications, and insurance. If possible, stick to one contractor so that there will be continuity. Don’t forget to document each repair and update your existing records.
Conduct Regular Roof Inspections
Regular roof inspections will help you detect issues as early as possible and act on them immediately before they become bigger. Prompt action can help limit the damage and help reduce the costs in the long run. Inspections by professionals must be done preferably twice a year and after extreme weather events.
Limit Roof Access
Restrict roof access to authorized persons and contractors. All roof modifications, equipment maintenance and penetrations must be done by the roofing contractor approved by the owner.
Do you need a reliable contractor for your commercial roof? John Peters Roofing is here to serve you. If you are ready to start with your home improvement project, give us a call at (317) 786-3315 for a free estimate. We serve residential and commercial clients in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas.