One of the most common issues a commercial property can face is a leaking roof. Left too long without care, small problems arising on top of your church or business building can add up to significant damage over time—leading to costly repairs and roof replacements.
There’s a way to minimize your losses and ensure long-lasting protection for your commercial roof—and that’s planning for regular inspections and routine care. Many commercial roofing companies, including ours, offer a commercial roof maintenance program to give you peace of mind about your investment in your commercial roof.
What Is a Commercial Roof Maintenance Plan?
A commercial roof care program allows businesses, churches, and other property owners to have roofing professionals regularly inspect, review, repair and care for their TPO, EPDM and Modified Bitumen roofs. Scheduled maintenance makes it simple to care for your building’s roof without stressing out over the details.
Routine maintenance lessens the risk of unexpected expenses that can crop up if roof damage isn’t caught in time to prevent moisture damage. It also prevents unnecessary disruptions to your property due to sudden roof leaks.
6 Benefits of Having a Commercial Roof Maintenance Contract
Many roof failures occur because of long-standing leaks or other problems that could have been fixed sooner—if only they had been noticed in time. A roof care program gets you the prompt solutions that keep your commercial property safe.
Regularly scheduled care is the primary way to ensure you get reliable performance from your church or business building’s roof. This protects your investment and keeps tenants happy, which is good for your bottom line. Here’s how a commercial roof plan helps you:
1. Prevents Ongoing Damage
One of the best ways to ensure a commercial roof performs at its best is to do scheduled inspections. Why? Because when small damage is spotted and addressed quickly, it’ll have no chance to grow and get worse.
As part of your maintenance program, your commercial roofer will regularly check the TPO, EPDM or Modified Bitumen roofing of your business or church. The roofing company will look for and address signs of damage such as:
- Fixing breaks and cracks due to impacts from hail and debris
- Replacing damaged or missing flashing
- Checking for and repairing small leaks
- Reinforcing weak spots
- Patching holes and rips in roofing membranes
2. Adds Durability
All roofs need TLC, including commercial ones. To help you get long-lasting performance from TPO, EPDM and Modified Bitumen roofing materials, commercial roofers will also perform routine care, including:
- Regular cleaning to keep the roof looking attractive
- Clearing away dirt and debris, which is common with low-sloped TPO roofing
- Removing fallen branches and leaves
- Checking waterproofing and drainage
3. Manages Maintenance Expenses
Installing a new commercial roof is costly. Commercial buildings and churches have large roofs, so you could end up spending five to six figures in expenses for a new roof. This makes maintenance a valuable strategy to protect your bottom line.
- The detailed care of a commercial roof maintenance plan prolongs the length of your roof’s life.
- Regular maintenance catches repairs that need to be made, so you can address them before they snowball into major problems.
- Planning ahead for a future roof replacement helps you to save for the costs of that investment.
Of course, there are several ways to finance your new roof, and you should weigh them carefully to make the best choice for your property. Financing options from Christian Brothers Roofing are available for times when a new commercial roof will serve you better than repairs.
4. Ensures Warranty Protection
The manufacturers of TPO, EPDM, or Modified Bitumen commercial roofing materials offer warranties on their products—but to get the most value out of those warranties, property owners must meet certain criteria. Often, regular maintenance is one of the qualifications you’re required to fulfill to get the full benefits of your manufacturer’s warranty.
In addition to product warranties, Christian Brothers Roofing offers our Kansas City area commercial customers a 5-year for low slope and 10-year for steep slope Roof Workmanship Warranty. We take pride in our service and our craftsmanship, and we want you to get the most value for your roofing investment.
5. Appeals to Tenants
Renters tend to stay longer in buildings where they feel safe and cared for. So, if your business rents space to commercial or residential tenants, having regularly scheduled roof maintenance is valuable.
- Tenants don’t have to stress about possible roof leaks.
- Renters can see that the property owner is committed to taking good care of the building.
- Regular property maintenance is an important factor in retaining existing tenants and keeping your building fully occupied.
6. Gives You Peace of Mind
Caring for a roof in a DIY fashion can be a challenge for property owners. Climbing on top of a commercial roof isn’t easy. It often requires tall ladders and special equipment. And even then, you may miss the small signs of problems that need repair. An experienced commercial roofing company takes that pressure off you and ensures your church or business property is protected.
Choose a Roofer with a Strong Track Record of Success
To get a trusted maintenance contract for your commercial roof, look for a roofing company in your area that has proven certifications and awards. These tips for finding a great roofer can help.
Christian Brothers Roofing is the only GAF Master SELECT commercial roofing contractor based in Kansas City, a consistent earner of GAF’s Triple Excellence Award, and the only contractor in Kansas and Missouri to earn GAF’s highest Master Elite Award with the President’s Club designation for our performance, reliability, and service. We’re here anytime to answer your questions and help you prolong the life of your roof.