We’ve all heard people say that you have to spend money to make money, however, in today’s uncertain economic times, companies across the country aren’t just looking to make money – they’re tightening their belts, battening down the hatches and looking for ways to save money. But even during hard times, it’s important to remember that the old “spending” adage can still hold true for savings, sometimes you have to spend money to save money, especially with regard to a building’s roof.
Although they are perhaps the least visible portion of the buildings, roofs can account for up to 50 percent of a buildings total surface area and they represent up to 25 percent of total building value. By proactively investing resources in building and maintaining a solid roof, building owners may extend the lives of their 15- year roofs to 25-year roofs by heading off leaks and other adverse conditions, which translates into significant long-term cost savings.
All roofs have a limited lifespan and will eventually require replacement, retrofit, repair or restoration. Developing a preventive maintenance plan can further extend the life of a roof and save money by correcting problems before they become major leaks that could cause structural damage. Over time, a roof asset management program can optimize roof performance, save money and allow for roof replacement or repairs on a planned basis – not in reaction to a crisis.
A good roof management program should include annual or semi-annual inspections to look for damages, including:
If you would like more information on how to save money and your roof, call Jim Rose to set up an appointment to discuss your facility’s exterior maintenance needs and get a complimentary commercial roof inspection.
January 2014 Volume 6 Number 1
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