Reactive Vs. Proactive Commercial Roof Maintenance

by Dec 25, 2019

First off, let me describe the difference between a reactive & proactive maintenance approach when it comes to commercial roofing.

Reactive Roof Owner – Managing leaks and repairs when the commercial roof has already been compromised.

Proactive Roof Owner – Routinely inspecting the condition of the commercial roof and assessing issues before they become a major problem.

Many commercial building owners/managers have an out-of-sight out-of-mind approach when it comes to their commercial roofs. This type of reactive maintenance will, in fact, increase roof life-cycle costs. A recent study shows that a commercial roof that is reactively maintained will last on average of 13 years and the annual cost will be 25¢ per square foot.

Having a proactive maintenance approach to your commercial roof can help identify potential problem-causing areas, thus decreasing life-cycle costs. A commercial roof that has been properly inspected and maintained will last an average of 21 years and the annual cost will be 14¢ per square foot.

We all know that a properly maintained commercial roof can last significantly longer than a neglected roof. So now it’s time to take a proactive approach to your commercial roof and incorporate a maintenance plan. Having a maintenance plan in place like RoofCare, will save you time and money.


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