Your commercial property requires a wide range of maintenance considerations to remain efficient, safe, and appealing to your customers and employees. With all the maintenance schedules to consider, it can be easy to forget the importance of commercial roof maintenance. Your roof is out of sight, out of mind, and easily forgotten. The following misconceptions lead people to believe regular roof maintenance is not a priority and believing that will cost you.
“Maintenance Isn’t Important”
Commercial roofing materials are designed to withstand nearly any weather condition without failure. Modern advances in roofing technology have diminished the amount of maintenance necessary, which allows you to enjoy a durable, weather-proof barrier for longer. Of course, this doesn’t mean that proper maintenance isn’t a critical factor in your building investment. Partially open seams, loose flashings, or small leaks need to be fixed promptly to avoid exponential damage and costs.
“Warranties Cover All Commercial Roof Damage”
While your shingle, metal, or single-ply roofing materials may have come with a generous warranty, there are a number of reasons your warranty could be voided. Many warranties only cover material defects, which won’t protect you from workmanship issues. This is why it is important to work with a trusted, reputable roofing contractor like Matrix Roofing Systems. Not only will we install your roof correctly the first time, but we can offer preventative maintenance to help protect your roof from premature failure. If any damage does occur, our emergency repair services can fix it before it grows into a large, costly problem.
“All Commercial Roofs Last 20 or More Years Without Maintenance”
Single-ply commercial roofing systems like TPO, PVC, and EPDM, if properly maintained, can last over 25 years. However, improper maintenance can dramatically reduce this timeline. With 80% or more of commercial roofs failing prematurely due to neglect, it’s essential to keep your roof maintained and routinely inspected. Expecting a commercial roof system to exceed the limit of its warrantable life without regular preventative maintenance is no different than expecting a new car to reach 100,000 miles without regular service and oil changes….it’s not going to happen.
Contact Matrix Roofing to receive an estimate on maintenance work or schedule a roof inspection. We offer quality roofing services for all your needs. Call 267-642-5027 or email us today to learn more!