Property managers have a lot to accomplish on a daily, weekly and even monthly basis. They oversee just about everything for the buildings they manage. This can include finding and screening prospective tenants, managing complaints and maintenance issues, as well as handling tenant move-outs and evictions.
It is simply astounding just how much property managers have on their plates at one time.
Therefore, it is so important for Property Managers to have a trusted list of resources for maintenance issues. At Restoration RX, we pride ourselves on being the #1 go-to roofing expert for our property management clients. They trust us to get the job done right no matter what it is.
This article covers four of the most requested roofing services that we perform for our property managers.
1. Roof Certifications
When property investors are looking to purchase a building, it’s important for them to understand what shape the roof is in. Does it need to be repaired? Does it still have a valid warranty? How long will it last before it needs to be fully replaced? With quality information from a roofing certification, investors can determine the proper price for the building and any mandated updates before they purchase. We provide this information to the property manager who in turn shares it with the owner. Everyone has the information they need to move forward in a timely manner.
2. Roof Replacements
Many times, our property manager clients need full roof replacements. This type of work can be challenging for property managers as they are always trying to keep business as usual while the replacement is happening. At Restoration RX, we work with our clients to make sure we stay out of the way so that business can continue with minor interruptions.
3. Roof Repairs
Roof repairs are essential for maintaining the life of any roof. A well-functioning roof system is often “out of sight, out of mind.” However, it’s important to frequently inspect your roofing system in order to detect potential problems before they turn into bigger more expensive issues. The fact is, the longer you wait to fix small issues, the more likely they become significant problems. Every leak de-value the property you’re working so hard to profit from.
The following roofing problems are common repairs that we perform and should be fixed right away.
Missing or Loose Shingles
Shingles are designed to protect your home. Properly installing them can ensure water will not get underneath. Missing shingles and loose shingles must get fixed right away to assure the integrity of your roofing system.
When debris falls on the roof, it can cause immediate damage. Even if it doesn’t leave a hole in the roof, it can be dangerous. Items that sit on the roof often harbor moisture which harms the shingles where the debris is sitting. It’s important to remove debris on a regular basis and then inspect for damage that may have removed granulation, ripped or tore shingles.
There is nothing more damaging to your roofing system than leaking water. If you notice a leak—even if it’s a small one—it’s important that you call a roofing company right away. Even if it doesn’t look bad at present, that leak could cause significant damage to the roof support structure. What’s more, it can contribute to growing mold and mildew in your attic.
Flashing metals and projections
Its imperative all areas where your roofing intersects with a wall, skylight, plumbing vent projection or any other area where your primary roof surface is interrupted be inspected every spring and fall prior to major changes to weather. These areas are high risk areas that are known to leak from normal wear and tear and major weather events are needed and these areas can still fail.
While gutters are not technically part of the roof, they are an important part of the overall roofing system. Keeping them free of debris and unclogged will allow water to flow away from your roof and into your yard. If you notice something clogging the gutters, or see an area where they are overflowing, have it cleaned out immediately.
4. Roof Maintenance
Regular roof maintenance is vital to the longevity of any roofing system. We are vigilant with our property management clients ensuring they are on a regular maintenance schedule. This is also extremely important in order to get the full value out of the life of their roof warranty. Here are some of the maintenance activities we perform at least twice per year.
- Moss Control
- Debris Removal
- Minor Repairs/seal all shingles
- Clean Gutters
To find out more about additional services that Restoration RX can offer your property management company, call us at (605) 759-1531 or see us at work in the Sioux Falls area.