In the business world there is a saying: "You've got to spend money, to make money." When it comes to the care and upkeep of your business, this is no exception. With the costs of replacing a commercial building's roofing hovering somewhere in the stratosphere, hiring a roof contractor to maintain and repair your current one is an attractive low-cost alternative.
While one seldom thinks about a commercial building's roof when calculating a business budget, if you own your own building, or if your business owns commercial buildings, you'd better make an expense line for it in your ledger; because every rooftop has a life expectancy.
After years of being pelted with hail, drenched by rain, and burned by the sun, the elements begin to take their toll and every roofing system starts to breakdown. However, by hiring a commercial roofing contractor to evaluate and maintain your rooftop, you can prevent further decay, even reverse some deteriorating ailments, and prolong the useful life of your rooftop. Overall, you'll be investing a small amount of capital in the present, to save you from spending a large amount in the future.
Whether you own a flat roof with metal siding or slanted roofing with tile, a trained professional from a viable commercial roof company will know how to spot problem areas in your roofing system before they develop into costly repairs. They can also implement inexpensive router maintenance guidelines that will drastically improve the life-cycle for your roof.
The first step is to have a contractor evaluate and inspect the condition of your roof. By implementing infrared photo technology, they can examine the quality of your roof's composition and zero in on any trouble areas that could be subject to premature decay or leaking.
Next, the roofing company will carry out preventive care services. They will seal and crown all the roof joints and flashings, clean out and align all the drainage systems and seams, level and flush all sidings and pitch pans, and do whatever else is necessary to improve your roofing systems and keep it problem-free.
Lastly, a quality commercial roof contractor should document every detail of the work they do on your rooftop. They should include before-and-after photos detailing how the fixed problem areas, line-by-line itemized work logs, and a calendar forcoming maintenance checks and work orders. Any company that can not offer these should be avoided.
If you're on a limited budget and think you can not even afford the cost of maintaining your commercial roofing, think again. Good roof companies will go the extra mile to set up bills and payment plans to ensure that you're getting the services you need at a price you can afford.