If you’re a business owner, manager or commercial property owner, then you know that one of the most important aspects of your company is its roofing system. A well-maintained commercial roof can help keep your building’s interior temperatures stable, protect your property from the elements, and keep your employees and customers comfortable and safe.
That’s why it’s so important to have a roof asset management program (RAM) in place. RAM programs can help you track all aspects of your roofing system, from roof maintenance schedules to warranties to inspection reports. In this blog post, we will discuss what roof asset management software is and how a good RAM program can benefit your business.
Why Consider Roof Asset Management Software?
Commercial roofing contractors should consider using RAM software for preventative and financial reasons. With roof asset management software, you can manage and maintain existing roof systems to make them last longer.
For example, during a roof assessment with RAM software, roofing professionals can conduct moisture scans using infrared technology. Discover areas that need waterproofing attention instead of damage happening, leading to a costly roof replacement.
Most of these types of systems are both cost-effective and easy to use. Roof consultants will be able to use the software solution and relay any findings to building owners, property managers and facility managers.
Providing Invaluable Roof Knowledge
The benefits of RAM software for building owners, property managers and facility managers are numerous. The most important thing to know is that it can help you to manage roofs more efficiently and effectively, giving you better control over the condition of the facility’s roof.
By monitoring roofs from the time they are constructed through their lifespan until their eventual replacement, you will be able to identify potential problems before they become expensive issues. This will allow decision makers to make better informed decisions regarding maintenance schedules and repairs without having to worry about being stuck in an unexpected situation with no options available at all.
Inventory is taken of the roof – including how many square feet it is, drainage areas, composition, flashings and which types of equipment are present, such as HVAC systems. Photographs are taken, to document the condition of the roof.
When to Use Assessing Software
It’s never a bad time to start keeping track of your commercial roof. It can be one year after installation or ten. With the predictably unpredictable weather in Northeast Ohio, it’s a great idea to take a look and catalog how your roof is holding up.
Roofing services that include RAM software save you money in the long run. How? There are several reasons:
- RAM software allows for budgeting anticipated repairs and service.
- Fewer emergency service calls.
- Lower your energy bills as issues are identified and addressed.
- Extended service life of the roof.
Using the Cloud
Cloud-based software is one of the best, most convenient ways to use roof management software. You will be able to access your data from anywhere and at any time, which is not possible with on-site software. Cloud-based applications can be accessed through any device such as laptop, tablet or mobile phone. You can also access the software even if you are working in a remote location as long as there is a reliable internet connection available. This is especially useful if someone needs to access reports or images immediately.
We’ve included a free downloadable resource on our website to explore why the cloud is important to assessing commercial roofs.
Other Types of Software
There are a number of software products available today that can help you manage roofs and make them last longer. Examples include:
- Real-time – RAM systems allow users to track changes in conditions over time, identify issues in real time, and take immediate action when necessary.
- Lifecycle management – This type of software helps users monitor their building’s performance over the course of its lifetime by providing data on how much water is used by each part of the property; how much energy it uses; how often maintenance needs done; etc.
- Applications – Roof condition analysis/inspection reports/roofing industry apps geared toward building owners’ facility managers who want more visibility into roof performance without hiring additional staff members.
Interested in Monitoring Your Commercial Roof?
Using RAM software is a great way to ensure your roof functions properly, while diagnosing any possible problems that could lead to expensive roof repairs (or replacements). Keep an eye on your roof and avoid a costly shutdown of your business.
With three generations’ worth of experience, our business is keeping your business’s commercial roof in shape. Contact TEMA Roofing Solutions to handle your commercial roofing needs including roof inspections and monitoring with our roof asset management software abilities.