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Commercial Roofing Maintenance Management:
The roof is a commercial building's first line of defense from natural hazards such as wind, rain, fire, hail, ice, snow, and extreme heat. It is also the most vulnerable part of your building. Every day, your roof is exposed to weather and other elements that may contribute to decay and deterioration, increasing the risk of damage to the roof itself and the contents below it.
The International Building Code (IBC), which sets safety standards for commercial building, requires that roofs “serve to protect the building.” Having a roof that “protects the building” starts with design, materials selection, and installation at the time a facility is built or remodeled --events that occur infrequently and may be outside the scope of most businesses' ongoing activity. But it also includes a regular program of inspection, maintenance, and repair --activities that should be part of your operational planning in order to prolong the useful life of your roof and make sure it does its job in protecting your business from weather damage.
The best way to avoid roof-related problems and strengthen weather resistance is through regular care and preventive maintenance. Proper maintenance also prolongs the life of a roof and in many instances will allow for “repair” instead of “replacement” when a problem is identified. The frequency of inspections for routine maintenance depends on several factors, including the age of the roof, recent weather events, rooftop foot traffic, and conditions identified during previous inspections. That said, scheduling inspections every 6 months (fall and spring) is an effective way to make sure they are not sidetracked by the press of other important business.
A typical commercial roof can have a warranty of 10 to 50 years, and during that time it is very important that the commercial roof repair is done on a constant basis. Items can rust, animals can damage roofing, wind can loosen the commercial roofing materials, and maintenance items can be forgotten about. It is very important to keep in mind that although the roof is not leaking, that does not mean that there is not a problem. Setting up a regular schedule to maintain your commercial roof is always a very good idea. With a regular low-cost maintenance schedule, a commercial roof might be maintained indefinitely, thereby deferring the cost of a new commercial roof for years, even perhaps decades. By setting up and deferring to a maintenance schedule, our service teams can clean the debris off of your commercial roof, check all of the pipes and penetrations, check the seams of the roofing membranes, reattach any loose flashings, and maintain the roof in a way that will add years of life to your commercial roof.
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Roof Maintenance Inspections:
Commercial roofing maintenance programs are designed to help you get the maximum life out of an existing roof system. Maintenance is so critical to the upkeep of a roof system that many manufacturers require maintenance two times a year in order to keep warranties valid.
At SRM, we help commercial property owners throughout the Central Indiana area repair and maintain their roofing systems. Our maintenance programs are not only designed to meet the standards required by many roofing manufacturers to maintain warranties on their roof systems, but also to meet the specific needs of the owner.
When the Environment Takes its Toll
Even though a manufacturer's warranty may still be in effect, harsh Indiana winters take their toll on commercial and industrial buildings. Roof systems are always susceptible to severe weathering, expansion, contraction and other abuse. An SRM roof evaluation can help our customers understand exactly how their buildings are being affected.
We are dedicated to stopping small problems before they become larger ones -- maximizing the life of existing roofing systems, and minimizing repair costs to the owner. When we visit a commercial or industrial building for a scheduled inspection, we look for a broad range of potential problems, including, but not limited to:
• Open pipe flashing
• Rooftop debris
• Open field seams
• Deteriorating sealants
• Plugged roof drains/gutters
Why Can't Our Maintenance Staff Do It?
Many commercial properties employ designated maintenance workers to keep the property at its peak. While maintenance people generally do a great job, scheduled inspections and commercial roofing maintenance should only be entrusted to roofing experts.
Roofing systems are highly-specialized products, and the signs of deterioration are not always obvious. If a person does not know what to look for, he or she may miss the opportunity to fix the problem while it is still small. Failure to locate these issues can lead to larger problems -- like extensive water damage to roof insulation, electrical systems, expensive equipment or personal property.
Just as important, repairing a roof with the wrong products invalidates the warranty. In the roofing world, one product often looks like the next, but it is critical that the roof is repaired only with products made by, or approved by the roofing system manufacturer.
As roofing experts with years of commercial roofing maintenance experience, our attention to detail lets us easily spot subtle differences that others might miss. We know which products to use and how to use them. The result? Your warranty stays valid and your roof lasts longer -- decreasing the costs and risks to your business.
Trust SRM for your roofing Service & Maintenance
A properly maintained roof is necessary to protect your building and the business conducted within it. Remember that a little maintenance can result in a lot of savings, especially when compared to the cost of damage from a small, undetected leak or a catastrophic roof failure. Trust SRM with regular roof inspections, and reduce the worry and the costs to your business.