Most roofing contractors suggest yearly inspections to help keep potential roof problems under control. Establishing a detailed history of the roof is a priority as part of the maintenance process.
It has been stated that a roof is only as good as its installer. While that is true, it is also true that a roof is only as good as its scheduled inspections and the maintenance provided by the building owner or maintenance supervisor.
Whichever roofing system is installed, its performance is dependent on several factors:
1. Acceptable materials and components that are system compatible.
2. Proper installation by a qualified roofing contractor.
3. Regular inspections and maintenance throughout the life of the roof.
Although roofs represent only five to ten percent of a building’s capital costs, roofs protect 100% of the building and its contents. The importance of the roof sometimes is lost in the concerns of where costs can be reduced. To minimize life-cycle cost and maximize performance, it is important that you inspect and maintain the roof throughout its life. Proper care through regular inspections and maintenance schedules can add years to the roof and reduce costs. You can’t just put on a new roof and simply forget about it, leaving it to face the elements day after day without care and maintenance. In fact, most manufacturer’s guarantees usually require ongoing maintenance to remain valid.
With our maintenance program, we will visit and inspect your roof annually, typically before the winter season. The roof system will be inspected to make sure it complies with any warranty conditions. If we installed the roof, minor repairs will be performed under the warranty however, mechanical damage to the roof membrane or flashing is not covered by conditions of the warranty. A similar maintenance program can be applied to roofs not installed by us, however, as there is no contractor’s warranty on roofs installed by others, repairs not covered by the terms of our maintenance program are subject to charge.
For roofs not installed by Presidential Roofing an initial inspection will be made and a report sent to the building owner or maintenance supervisor to determine its candidacy for our maintenance program before contracting the program with the new owner. For roofs in poor condition, we might offer repair or replacement options before contracting for a maintenance program.