Learn the Qualities of a Good Roof Maintenance Program
Enrolling in a roof maintenance program is perhaps the single best thing you can do for your flat or low slope commercial roof. However, not all commercial maintenance programs are the same. Every roof maintenance program will include a different set of services, and some programs will be much more comprehensive than others. So how do you know what to look for?
At Moser Roofing Solutions, we’ve provided comprehensive commercial roof maintenance through our Roof Guardian Maintenance Plan for almost two decades now. In that time, we’ve learned a great deal about the most effective way to maintain and care for commercial roofs. So to help you find the right roof maintenance program, here are a few key components to look for in your search.
1. At Least One Roof Inspection Annually
A roof inspection is the first line of defense against major roofing issues. Most roofing issues don’t develop overnight. Instead, major roofing issues typically start out as minor problems that could have been addressed through simple repairs if they were diagnosed more quickly.
Any roof maintenance program you consider should include a thorough commercial roof inspection conducted at least once per year. Twice a year inspections are even better!
2. Comprehensive Inspection Reports
While most roof maintenance programs include an annual inspection, it’s important to make sure you get the most out of this valuable service. Some roofers will simply report problems to you verbally, leaving it up to you to remember these potential issues and follow up.
However, the best roof maintenance programs will include complete and comprehensive reporting, documentation, and pictures of all damage, ongoing problems, or potential trouble spots. This helps you to better understand your roof and make more informed decisions on how to address any problems you may be facing.
3. Cleaning, Debris Removal, and Drainage Assessment
Water is one of the biggest enemies of flat and low slope commercial roofing systems. This means it’s vital to keep your roof’s drainage system working smoothly at all times.
To achieve this, the best roof maintenance programs include maintenance tasks that ensure proper drainage. This includes cleaning and removal of debris that could clog gutters, scuppers, and other drainage components. In addition, a thorough roof maintenance program will include an assessment of your drainage system to ensure that water has a clear path off of your roof and away from your commercial property.
4. Same-Day Repairs for Minor Damage
While comprehensive inspections go a long way toward ensuring roofing issues are resolved quickly, this still leaves building owners with the additional task of following up and scheduling a repair. For greater efficiency, the highest-value roof maintenance programs include same-day repairs for damage or issues found during the inspection process.
Typically, this is limited in scope to repairs that fall within a certain dollar amount. This ensures that property owners aren’t surprised with an unexpected bill while streamlining the process for minor roof repairs.
5. Priority Repairs Any Time
If you’ve tried to schedule a major commercial roof repair or replacement within the past couple of years, chances are you’ve been faced with scheduling challenges. Roofing supply chain issues and busy times of year result in calendars filling up for most reputable roofing companies, sometimes for several weeks or even months.
Enrolling in a commercial roof maintenance program with priority repairs is an excellent way to ensure any services you need are expedited. Depending on the program, your commercial roofing partner may guarantee repairs within a week or as little as 48 hours. This prompt service goes a long way toward keeping your roof healthy and keeping your business protected!
Bonus: The Program Is Backed by a Commercial Roofing Expert You Trust
Any commercial roof maintenance plan can include a long list of promised services and perks. But at the end of the day, the quality of your roof maintenance program comes down to the quality of the roofing company standing behind it.
Moser Roofing Solutions is proud to be the go-to commercial roofing company for business owners throughout the Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic region. Our Roof Guardian Maintenance Plan includes two annual inspections, with minor repairs and inspection reports included, as well as priority scheduling perks and a 3-year no-leak warranty with all repairs. Your roof protects your business—let Moser protect your roof! Contact us today to learn more.