Don’t live a roofing nightmare. A roof only accounts for 10% of the total cost of constructing a building but 90% of its problems down the road. Contact SHC Roofing, Inc today and let us help you keep your asset in good condition. As you probably know, the maintenance and repair of your properties is a redundant and time-consuming chore. Like so many other things in life, attention to the mundane is not only necessary but key to the longevity of your facility. For a roof to successfully complete its expected life cycle, proper maintenance is a necessity. Roofs generally experience the most severe weathering of the entire building but it often receives the least attention. Building owners often rely on long-term warranties to protect them and will ignore the warranted roof at their risk. Warranties promise to repair leaks experienced from normal wear and tear and will be of little comfort when the water starts to come in. Manufacturer warranties assume no responsibility for routine maintenance neglect. The warranty may become void unless the owner of the facility conducts regular maintenance on the roofs and maintains adequate record to prove that regular attention was provided for the roof. As the building owner, it is necessary for you to provide proper maintenance for your roof system and related building components. This program will explain the benefits of roof maintenance, provide a helpful maintenance program and caution you about the effects of not performing routine maintenance. Even smart business owners and facility managers make costly mistakes when it comes to roof maintenance – or the lack of it. The goal of this section is to prove to you that maintenance does pay.
Why Do Roof Maintenance? Routine maintenance will extend the life of your investment and lower the life cycle cost of your roof. Failure to maintain the roof may result in early deterioration of the roofing system. Repairs for deterioration from lack of proper maintenance are very costly and puts interior valuables at risk. Untreated deterioration can result in guarantee cancellation. Below is a list of procedures to help you maintain your roof. Maintain Records Keep a file of all records relating to this roof including Guarantee Inspection Reports Repairs and Maintenance Bills Original specifications and invoices Conduct Routine Inspections At least twice per year, typically in the Spring and Fall. An inspection maintenance checklist is provided Inspect After Severe Weather Always inspect the roof for damage after severe weather such as hailstorms, heavy rains, high winds, tornados etc. Document any damage with dates and pictures. Repair Correctly All roofing repairs must be performed by SHC Roofing, Inc., including repairs for non-guaranteed conditions. Make repairs following current repair guidelines for the type and quality of roof installed. If the roof is still under a manufacturer warranty, the manufacturer will need to be notified of repair work before the work is completed. All repairs must follow the manufacturers requirements. Address non-roof related leak areas. General Precautions -   Always remove debris from roof such as: Leaves, branches, dirt, rocks, bottles, etc. Debris, tools and trash from other trades, etc. Keep gutters, downspouts, drains, scuppers and the surrounding roof areas clean to for proper drainage. No smoking on the roof. Walking only on designated walk paths and pads. Keep Metal In Good Condition - Examine all sheet metal trim and flashing for: Cracks and bad mortar joints. Deteriorated sealant With proper water drainage, your new roof will stay free of rust and deterioration much longer.
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