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Prolong the Life of Your Roof with These Tips

by R&R Industries R&R Industries was established in 1948 as the R&R

With current economic woes, the business world is looking for ways to make sure that spending is done wisely and profitably. Keeping commercial roofs functioning for years would certainly be more profitable than having to replace them. Therefore, before hiring a contractor to replace, repair or maintain your commercial roofing system, you must read some of these essential tips that could have a lasting impact on the roof of your commercial building.

Know the life expectancy of the roof

Whatever material has been used to cover a building, it is vital to know its life expectancy. Gaining such knowledge would allow you to calculate and allocate the budget intended for repairs, maintenance, or even replacement of that structure. The anticipated life expectancy of a roofing system varies according to the materials and construction methods used. Knowing this information would allow for a better allocation of future expenses regarding this important building part.

Conduct routine maintenance

Investment in routine commercial roof maintenance will undoubtedly prevent future large expenditures for repairs or replacement in the future. A trained commercial roofing professional can inspect and troubleshoot any potential problem at an early stage. Routine maintenance throughout the lifetime of a roof can drastically improve its life cycle to well beyond its anticipated years of use.

Inspect the roof annually

After years of being drenched by rain, pelted with hail, burned by the sun, and other such destructive elements, any roofing material will begin to deteriorate and eventually need to be repaired or replaced. Utilizing commercial roof inspection services to professionally evaluate a building top and then provide maintenance services would greatly curtail many possible deteriorating elements and prolong the life expectancy of the roof.

Know the inspection process 

Professional consultants use many tools to evaluate the condition of the covering of a building. Technology such as infrared photography is a new method used to examine the quality of a roof's composition. It can determine and zero in any problem areas that could possibly be subject to leaking or premature decay.

Perform preventive maintenance

Such care is better handled by professional roofing contractors who know how to prevent further problems. This could include: sealing and crowning all joints and flashings, cleaning out and aligning all drainage systems for unhindered water flow, flush and level all siding and pitch pans, and other actions necessary to improve the roofing system and keep it from future issues.

Final documentation

A written report should be prepared to cover every inspection and maintenance item handled. Every detail of the work should be written on the document, including before and after photos showing details of how any problem area was handled. Itemized work logs can show what was done during the process. A calendar reminder about future suggested maintenance checkups should also be included.

By determining a roof's life expectancy, getting professional services, and knowing the process of a maintenance check, business managers and owners can rest assured that the covering over that commercial building will shield a business for an extended period of time.


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