Reactive Vs. Proactive Commercial Roof Maintenance

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 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.

Nicholas Howell

Nick was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas and graduated from Maize High School. Nick attended Wichita State University and Wyotech in Laramie, Wyoming.

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