6 Tips for Extending the Life of Your Commercial Roof

Pre-planned subscription like roofing programs result in massive financial savings, reduced stress and foresight into your investment.

Your roof will thank you for planned maintenance — your wallet will love you for it. 

A commercial roof is one of the most important assets of any property owner’s portfolio. It protects your building, your employees, your customers, and your equipment from the elements. That’s why it’s essential to have a routine roof maintenance plan to ensure your roof’s longevity and performance and guarantee you get the most out of your roofing system. 

The biggest mistake building owners can make is getting tricked into an expensive total roof replacement when a proactive maintenance plan can extend the life of the roof for much less. 

No subscription bundling can deliver lasting protection, peace of mind and steep savings like a routine roofing service plan can.

Why Roof Maintenance Should Be Every Owner’s Top Priority

Partnering with an expert roofing contractor is a safe and proactive approach to keeping your roof in good condition. It involves regular inspections, repairs, and foresight for budgeting your roof’s needs. 

  • Reduce the risk of liability: A faulty roof can cause water leaks, mold growth, structural damage, or even injuries to your occupants or visitors. By maintaining your roof, you can avoid these problems and reduce your liability exposure.
  • Manage your expenses: A roof maintenance plan allows you to spread the cost of roof care over time, rather than paying for expensive reactive emergencies. It also helps you extend the life of your roof, saving you money on premature replacements.
  • Increase your property value: A well-maintained roof is an asset to your property. It provides a history of maintenance, inspections, and repairs, which can increase your property’s appeal and value.
  • Extend your roof’s lifespan: A roof maintenance plan can help you prevent minor issues from becoming major ones, and fix them before they cause irreversible damage. This way, you can prolong your roof’s lifespan and get the most out of your investment.

6 Steps to Maintain Your Commercial Roof

80% of commercial roofs are replaced prematurely. Stop before you replace it. Here are some of the key components that make up a quality roof maintenance plan:

Inspect your roof regularly: Thorough inspections at least once or twice a year, preferably before and after winter, are a smart decision. Especially after any severe weather events, such as storms, hail, or high winds. Make sure to check for leaks, stains, mold, or rot on the surface and the interior ceiling and walls.

Clean your roof and drainage system: Your roof and drainage system gathers debris such as leaves, branches, dirt, or trash which can clog your gutters, downspouts, drains, or scuppers, and prevent water from safely flowing off your roof. If not properly maintained, standing water leads to leaks, structural damage, or even roof collapse. 

Trim nearby trees: Trees can provide shade and beauty to your property, but they can also pose a threat to your roof. Branches can scratch, puncture, or tear your roof membrane, or fall on your roof during a storm. Leaves can also fall on your roof and create a fire hazard or a breeding ground for mold. To avoid these problems, you should trim any trees that are near your roof and keep them at a safe distance.

Repair any damage: If you notice damage, you should repair it as soon as possible. Minor cracks, holes, or tears, can be fixed with sealants, patches, or coatings. Major holes, missing shingles, or structural defects, may require professional help. You should contact a licensed and experienced roofing contractor to assess the damage and provide the best solution for your roof.

Schedule an annual roof inspection: You should also schedule an annual roof inspection by a qualified roofing professional. A roofing expert can perform a thorough and comprehensive inspection of your roof and identify any issues that you may have missed or overlooked. They can also provide you with a detailed report of your roof’s condition, recommendations for repairs or improvements, and an estimate of your roof’s remaining lifespan.

Budget for your roof’s needs: Finally, you should budget for your roof’s maintenance, repair, and replacement needs. You should set aside a certain amount of money every year for your roof’s care and update it according to your roof’s condition and performance. You should also plan ahead for any major expenses, such as a roof replacement.

Simple, Effective, Roof Maintenance to Eliminate the Guess Work

Commercial roofs require a lot of time and effort to maintain, creating extra work and extensive planning for building owners wanting to protect their property and investments. 

Kodiak created the Revive Program as the answer for a simple solution that would help eliminate the stress commercial building owners face when trying to care for their investments. 

The Revive program works by condensing the steps listed above into a simple, customized plan that provides a comprehensive solution to maintaining a commercial roof with clear pricing and budgeting. You’ll have insight into your repairs, potential areas of degradation, and a tailored approach to addressing problem areas before they become emergencies. Kodiak is the premier provider for commercial roofing solutions with a proven track record of excellence for over 30 years. Contact us today for a free quote and consultation. Discover how the Revive program can save you money and extend the life of your roof.