Efficient commercial roof management requires anticipating what the roof needs and making sure it receives timely roofing maintenance. To achieve this, you need a proper roof management plan. In today’s post, local roofing and siding contractor V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. helps you with your planning with the four questions you should ask yourself when creating a commercial roof management plan.
1. What is the building used for? Roofing requirements vary between commercial property types; an office building and a factory will have completely different maintenance requirements. The building’s hours of operation is also an important factor: it is generally easier to schedule routine inspections and emergency repairs when the building is unoccupied during after-hours or on weekends.
2. What is your general approach to maintenance? Sometimes your other responsibilities as a property manager or owner can make it difficult to come up with a maintenance plan, let alone execute them. This is why some owners or managers can only respond to emergencies as they happen. Ideally, you have to have a plan that takes the preventive approach and can be delegated to someone in your team when needed. Your commercial roofing contractor may offer a maintenance agreement, which basically pre-books future maintenance appointments. Some contractors may offer maintenance services that include other components like gutters.
3. Do you keep roof maintenance records? Record-keeping is part of a good maintenance plan. Your maintenance records should include everything: if the building had previous owners, you’ll need structural and roofing records in your file. Historical records of the building will give you a better picture of the building’s structural condition, whether it’s still up to code, and whether the roof has unique requirements.
4. Are you planning to change the property? Changes to the building may affect the roof. For example, changes to the building HVAC system may require new vent pipes and air conditioning units. This means you have to make sure that the roofing surface will not be damaged during installation and that all new roof penetrations will have proper flashing.
V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. is your leading provider of roofing and vinyl siding installation services. Give us a call at (203) 639-1634. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.