Why should I spend money on something that isn’t leaking? Can you prove there is a return on the money spent? Why do I need maintenance if I have a warranty? Why schedule roof maintenance? We have answers to all your questions!
Your roof is directly related to how often it is inspected and how quickly small problems are identified and repaired. The federal government found that their average roof lasted less than 5 years before leakage occurred and less than 8 years before replacement.
A national roofing association has shown that as many as 35% of all roofs do not reach their life expectancy. Of the causes identified with premature roof failure 47% is due to poor workmanship. 16% to poor design, 9% each to faulty materials, and weathering, 8% each to trapped moisture or mechanical damage and 3% to roof traffic. If you do not now have a formalized program to inspect, identify and repair roof problems, how long will your roof last?
After your home, your second largest investment is your car. Your owner’s manual recommends that you change your oil every 3000 miles and perform other yearly maintenance. If you follow those instructions what is the result? The car lasts longer, has fewer problems and you can claim most major problems under the warranty provisions of the manufacturer. You budget and spend a small amount of money to protect the value of this large investment.
But, if you elect to change the oil randomly, fail to change the filters, check the transmission fluid, and change the ozone sensor etc, what happens? The car has frequent and expensive repairs, it can leave you stranded and you spend more money to replace something that could have lasted years longer.
We want to educate as many owners and building managers to the fact that programmed roof maintenance makes economic sense. A roof inspected semi-annually can last as much as 50% longer than one that is visited only when there is a leak. Maintenance with documentation provides you with a written history of repairs, a projected life expectancy, and clear budget numbers for future expenditures. It gives you both knowledge and control. It protects your asset and provides value.
At Spann we have the program, we have the expertise and we have the desire to work with you to maximize your investment. We need you to answer the question . . .Why not scheduled roof maintenance?