Whether you own a home or a commercial property, roof maintenance is essential to your home’s upkeep. Having helped property owners come up with custom roofing maintenance plans, let Flagstone Roofing and Exteriors give you an overview on the basics of roof maintenance.
Preventive maintenance is taking the proactive approach, as opposed to being reactive, or waiting for something to happen before conducting repairs. There are two parts to this approach, the first involves regular visual inspections conducted by yourself (or your property manager). For sloped residential roofing, you can use a pair of binoculars to inspect every inch of the roof. You’re not expected to conduct the repairs but keep an eye on the roof and attic and have it repaired by your roofing contractor as soon as possible.
The second part includes scheduled maintenance conducted by a professional, which complements your own inspections. A roofing contractor with the training and know-how can spot even the smallest potential roofing issue that could otherwise lead to costly roof repairs, business disruptions, or even an unplanned commercial roof replacement. Scheduled maintenance is typically done every two or three years, and by adhering to such a schedule, you can expect to get the most of your roof.
Keep a Historical Record
A historical record of roof maintenance and repairs is especially important to commercial properties. It can help with future long-term expense planning, as well as give you a better understanding of your property. For instance, if your roof tends to get worn out quickly, you should include switching to more robust roofing in the future. There is no prescribed format for historical records, but it should include the dates, a description of the work conducted, as well as relevant papers like permits and receipts.
Neglecting Repairs Could Void Your Warranty
Scheduled maintenance and timely repairs are required to keep the roofing warranty active. You should prioritize such activities conducted by authorized roofers, or it could void your warranty coverage. The warranty paperwork should clearly outline the do’s and don’ts of your roofing warranty, but when in doubt, check with your roofing contractor first.
To learn more about our roofing services, including emergency roof repair, call Flagstone Roofing and Exteriors today at (855) 232-6386. We serve Cypress, TX.