For commercial business owners, taking proper care of their property is essential for success. So, what is one key area that needs attention? Your roof!
Roof asset management can be a great way to ensure you get the most out of your roof’s lifespan while also keeping costs low in the long run. But, what should you expect when it comes to this type of preventative maintenance program?
Here’s your overview on everything involved with implementing and maintaining a successful roof asset management plan for your commercial business…and why it’s important.
1. Allows for Regular Roof Inspection
Inspections are a starting point in any roof asset management plan. It brings trained commercial roof consultants out to look over the condition of your roof and building envelope, identifying any damage or weaknesses. They then determine whether repairs or maintenance are needed.
During the roof assessment, you’ll want to document the type of roof, roofing materials, roof condition, and which roofing company is handling the inspection (and any following work).
Having all of this documented and in an easily accessible place for the property manager, facility management, and building owner is important. Whether it’s for routine roof maintenance or if severe weather strikes, having this information readily available will make the process easier.
That’s why TEMA offers our convenient online client portal – a single platform that houses all pertinent information about your roofing assets. It’s accessible 24/7 and contains every detail about warranties, repairs, inspections and more.
2. Offers Easy Access to Repairs
Once problem areas are identified, it’s time to get to work prioritizing them. Roof leaks, damaged shingles or roofing materials, and structural issues need to be addressed and fixed to ensure your commercial roof’s service life.
Roof repair ensures that everyone in your building is safe.
Internal Signs of Roof Repair
Even between bi-annual inspections and severe weather events, you still may have signs that your commercial roof is in need of repair. They can include the following:
- Interior cracks
- Dripping water or ceiling/wall water stains
- Peeling paint or wallpaper
- Excessive condensation
- Sagging ceiling tiles
- Increased energy bills
- Musty odor
If you see anything out of the ordinary, it’s time to call your roofing company to handle any repairs that come up in between inspections.
3. Delivers Preventative Maintenance
A major component of a roof asset management plan is to stay ahead of potential issues throughout your commercial roof’s life cycle. Preventative maintenance can help you identify smaller roofing needs before they become large, costly, or even dangerous problems.
- Clean gutters and downspouts
- Remove debris after storms
- Commercial roof cleaning once a year
- Trim overhanging branches
- Know and understand your warranty
- Limit any foot traffic
Fixing minor problems as you see them on your commercial roof stops them from becoming larger issues that lead to the need for an entire new roof. All of these preventative maintenance program tips play into extending the life of your roof.
4. Helps Build a Budget
Once you know your roof’s condition and you have an idea of what needs to be fixed, you can assemble a timeline. When you’re forecasting maintenance and repairs within your roof asset management plan, you can determine expenditures associated with the repairs.
You’re not just building a fiscal budget for your commercial roof – this practice also allows you to budget your time wisely. Plan for possible disruptions or higher noise activity so operations can run as needed.
5. Prolongs Your Roof’s Lifespan
Roof asset management offers many benefits that extend beyond cost savings.
It helps to prolong the life of the roof and avoid emergency repairs or premature roof replacements that cost you more than you planned on spending. You also won’t have to make as many costly service calls to fix emergency repairs since they’ll largely already be identified.
Within your commercial roof warranty, there is likely verbiage about having routine maintenance completed. Having a roof asset management plan in place will ensure you are staying compliant.
What TEMA’s Plan Includes
TEMA’s roof asset management program is a custom-built preventative maintenance program that includes a cloud-based roof asset management program with real-time access. You don’t have to worry about security – it’s stored on a secured server.
A complete history of maintenance work performed on your commercial roof along with any roofing projects are detailed in this plan, which is customized to fit your roofing needs.
TEMA’s plans also include emergency roof leak service 24/7/365.
Working With Professionals
Yes, it’s important that, as the building owner or facility manager, you are well-acquainted with your commercial roof. But, it’s also important that you work with a professional roofing contractor to create a roof asset management plan for your roof system.
Expertise ensures a thorough assessment, which then allows for problems to be identified early on (instead of becoming an emergency). It also identifies problems that you may not find on your own. Professionals also have detailed knowledge of local building codes, which gives you peace of mind that your building is compliant and safe for anyone who enters.
Team up With TEMA for Roof Asset Management
From beginning to end, an effective roof asset management program is essential for covering your commercial roofing system from unforeseen (or planned) repairs, and the costly bills that go with them.
By partnering with TEMA Roofing Services, you can rest assured knowing your commercial roof is in good hands. We have more than 50 years of experience, and are a woman- and family-owned business. Don’t hesitate – reach out to TEMA today. Our dedicated team will work with you to create an integrated solution that leverages technology so you can have a strong commercial roof for years to come.