Chances are your commercial roofing system was an expensive investment. That’s why it’s even more important to make sure that it lasts the test of time. We’re sharing our four tips on how to get the most from your commercial roofing system.
1. Select a Long-Term Solution
When evaluating options to replace your current roofing system, make sure you consider a long-term solution. A roof that lasts long term can save you money over time, because it typically requires less maintenance and doesn’t need to be replaced as often as other options. Speak to the representatives about the averages of how long their system lasts and what sort of return on investment you can see from their solution.
2. Evaluate the True Value of a Roof
The cost of your roofing system goes well beyond the initial investment. Consider what you will pay over time for required maintenance, sustainability, savings you may see over time in energy bills, expected service life and any value added costs you receive. That is the true value of a roof, also known as the cost of ownership, and it is a more accurate picture of the costs you should use for evaluating roof options rather than just the initial price tag.
Evaluating the true value of a roof is important because while a lower-priced option may seem to be a better deal upfront, it may not perform to its peak over time, costing more in maintenance, upkeep, repairs and may even need to be replaced sooner than expected. Comparing the true value and investing in a high-performance, high-quality solution will save you money over time and the stress of maintaining a lower-quality roof.
3. Follow Maintenance Schedules
Too often, building owners wait until they see obvious signs of a roofing problem before getting it checked out. Once you can see a problem, it’s likely a major and expensive one, requiring a lot of work. By following a routine maintenance schedule, you can identify minor issues before they become problems that are much more expensive to fix and rest easy that your roof is well taken care of. A roof that is maintained regularly will typically last longer and perform better than those that are not.
4. Take Advantage of Value-Added Services
Typically, roofing manufacturers offer value-added services, like visual roof inspections, identifying waterproofing needs, providing solution options and more. Take advantage of those services! They come at no additional cost to you and are services that are included in the material delivery, so they should be utilized.
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