Your roof is under constant attack by stress, weather and structural movement. Normal wear and tear are facts of nature for all roofs. Damage can occur quietly and become extensive and costly before it is detected. Without a regular inspection routine, it is very easy for a roof to be neglected as managers focus on other pressing building issues. Suddenly, what should have been a simple, routine maintenance issue becomes a major threat to the structure and your budget.
We recommend that you plan scheduled inspections twice annually and perform additional inspections after any severe weather. Other activities that will help keep your roof well maintained may be added to your calendar as needed. For example, you may want to schedule debris removal or drainage system cleanup. It is also important to note to whom, when and for what purpose access to the roof is granted.
Keeping detailed and organized records and documentation of all problems and repairs is key. An easy way to do this is by taking photos and notes with a smart phone and uploading them to your calendar or cloud storage. This will keep your reporting current and timely while requiring minimal time and effort. Share your calendar and notes with anyone who is involved with the maintenance and encourage them to send the same type of documentation to you.
Below are some tips from our friends at Versico concerning common roof maintenance issues. You may wish to add some of these points to your calendar.
Bade Roofing Company. Founded in 1954, Bade Roofing Company, Inc. is one of St. Louis, Missouri's premier family-owned and operated commercial and industrial roofing specialists. Bade Roofing installs roofing systems on major retail centers, grocery stores, hospitals, schools, warehouses and office buildings. www.baderoofing.com