1. REDUCES REPAIR COSTS OVER TIME
In previous blogs, we’ve discussed conditions that can damage your roof. In almost every example, making repairs when roof damage is minimal helps prevent more costly repairs down the road.
Routine inspections and regular upkeep help eliminate both major repairs and damage to the contents of your building. And since a healthy roof is far less likely to leak, the chance for costly downtime for your business is significantly reduced.
Mint Roofing developed the TopSite Preventative Maintenance Program to help our clients manage their roof maintenance costs by providing regular inspections. We schedule these inspections close enough together to catch minor defects early. Our experienced roofing professionals know what to look for.
2. EXTENDS THE LIFE OF YOUR ROOF
A well-maintained roof lasts longer – it’s that simple. Adding an extra year or more to the life expectancy of your commercial roof will save you money over time.
Preventative maintenance plans have proven to pay for themselves many times over during the life of a commercial roof.
3. REDUCES ENERGY USE
Keeping your commercial roof clean and free of debris not only helps it drain properly. It also can reduce energy consumption. Commercial roofing materials reflect heat by design, reducing cooling costs during the summer months.
Over time, accumulating leaves, dirt, and debris reduces the effectiveness of your roof’s reflective properties. This loss of efficiency makes your HVAC work harder to cool your building, increasing your energy costs.
Even a 2% loss of efficiency can result in significantly increased energy consumption.
4. PROTECTS YOUR INVESTMENT
Just like regular oil change intervals extend the life and performance of your car’s engine, a proactive commercial roof management program extends the life of your commercial roof.
Your roof is one of the most expensive components of your commercial building. Keeping it in Tip-Top shape with regular inspections and maintenance means you don’t need to worry about how your roof will tolerate a harsh winter or heavy rain. We don’t just take the worry away from you; we eliminate any reason to worry in the first place.
No surprises – would you want it any other way?
5. PUT OUR EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU
Mint Roofing represents three generations of roofing excellence in the Twin Cities and the surrounding areas. Many of our commercial roofing professionals have been with us for 20+ years. We’ve built our reputation on reliability, dependability, and integrity.
Q: Why is proactive commercial roofing management important?
A: Proactive commercial roofing management prevents major repairs and minimizes long-term costs. Regular maintenance and inspections can help identify minor problems before they become major ones, saving businesses time, money, and frustration in the long run.
Q: What are the benefits of regular commercial roofing maintenance?
A: Regular commercial roofing maintenance helps reduce total cost of ownership by identifying minor issues before they become more prominent, more expensive problems. It also keeps your roof in good condition over its lifespan, ensuring it can withstand extreme weather conditions and providing maximum protection against water damage.
Q: How often should I inspect my commercial roof?
A: The frequency of commercial roof inspections depends on the type of roof you have and its age, but generally, it’s recommended to inspect the roof twice a year — once before winter and again at the end of winter or the beginning of spring.
Q: What kind of repairs might my commercial roof need?
A: Repairs for your commercial roof will depend on your current system’s age, type, and condition and any damaged components that must be addressed. Typical repair services include replacing loose or missing shingles, sealing open seams or discontinuous joints, replacing flashing around rooftop accessories (i.e., vents, skylights), and repairing damages from ice dams or trees falling onto the structure.
Q: What kind of materials are used in commercial roof repairs?
A: The materials used in commercial roof repairs depend on the type of roof and the extent of the damage. Commonly used materials include EPDM rubber membranes, TPO membranes, modified bitumen, and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO).
Q: What is involved in a professional commercial roof inspection?
A: A professional commercial roof inspection typically involves a thorough visual inspection of all components, including pipes, vents, flashings, and gutters; checking for water pooling or stains; inspecting insulation condition; testing drainage systems; as well as running temperature tests to look for potential ventilation problems.
Q: How do I know if my building needs replacement or repair?
A: Generally speaking, if your building’s age is over 20 years and you’ve had multiple instances of major damage due to weather or lack of maintenance, then it may be time to consider replacing your roof instead of repairing it further.