Commercial roofing maintenance expenditures are set in stone. The cost of a roof is a concern. There is, fortunately, a straightforward solution. It is critical to invest time in roof care before spending money. It’s difficult to decide whether to increase the roof maintenance budget once it’s been depleted. Especially when preventative maintenance isn’t an emergency (albeit it is attempting to prevent one).
Prevention is Better than Cure
Commercial roofing maintenance does not have to be expensive, but it does require time, attention, and some research. That isn’t to say you shouldn’t factor roof upkeep into your budget. Adding inspection time to CAM fees (Common Area Maintenance) is more than enough to cover the costs.
At least twice a year, an inspection should be performed
Especially for malls in more temperate climates that get a lot of rainfall. An inspection every six months is rigorous work, but any severe weather events, such as a winds or storms, should also be considered. Check for standing water and high-wind damage following these storms.
Debris is all over the place
Branches, leaves, trash, tools, materials, and other items can deteriorate the quality of a roof by allowing water to collect beneath the item, causing rusting, degradation, and other issues. Always inspect the roof for anything that doesn’t belong or has insufficient flashing.
Previously taken care leak sites?
If you’ve already had a roof repair, keep an eye out for any indicators of the problem reappearing. It’s all too easy for a region to become infected again once it’s been damaged.
Mold / Smell
If the damage is visible to your senses, it is done, just like the ceiling stains. There is a moisture problem that could be caused by a roof issue if you can smell or see mold. Taking care of the root of the mold problem as soon as possible is critical.
Time-consuming efforts have been highlighted, however modern roof inspection techniques such as infrared scanning and membrane testing can discover underlying issues.