Budgeting: Maximizing the Value of Your Commercial Roof
When it comes to commercial roofs, many people view them as an expense. However, it's important to recognize that a commercial roof is actually an investment. By using high-quality materials and ensuring proper installation, a well-maintained roof can protect your building for years to come.
Regular maintenance is crucial for maintaining the longevity of your roof. Over time, exposure to the elements, including sunlight, rain, and even air conditioning repair traffic, can cause wear and tear on the roof membrane. By prioritizing inspections, maintenance, and prompt repairs, you can extend the lifespan of your roof and save money in the long run.
Research shows that roofs that are not properly maintained typically last only half of their expected service life. While you may have a warranty, it's important to note that most manufacturers require proper maintenance to honor the warranty. That's why experienced facility managers turn to Bade Roofing for inspections, maintenance, and repairs.
Severe weather is a concern for many facility managers in St. Louis, particularly with increased rainfall and flooding. Bade Roofing performs inspections year-round to ensure roofs can withstand the elements, including the extreme heat of summer. Neglecting maintenance can be costly. Let's do the math: if a 50,000 square-foot roof with a 10-year lifespan costs $500,000 to install, neglecting maintenance could mean needing to replace the roof after just 5 years, costing an additional $500,000.
On average, it costs about 2% of the roof installation per year to maintain a roof. So, in the same example, that amounts to $10,000 per year. Over 10 years, that's $100,000. By investing in proper maintenance, you can save $400,000 over the life of your roof.
At Bade Roofing, we take a proactive approach to help you establish a 10-Year Budget Forecast for your roof's maintenance needs. Our services include roof asset management, cost-effective inspections, and repair programs. With our expertise, you can effectively manage your roof, maximize its value, and save money in the long term.
In addition to the cost savings, it's important to remember that maintenance expenses can be deducted from your taxes. With tax season upon us, now is the perfect time to invest in the maintenance of your roof.
For more information, contact Matt Bade of Bade Roofing at 314-892-1331 or visit baderoofing.com. Bade Roofing Company has been a trusted name in commercial and industrial roofing since 1954. We specialize in installing roofing systems for a wide range of buildings, including retail centers, hospitals, warehouses, and more. Learn more at www.baderoofing.com.