Roofing Maintenance

In-person inspections to document & diagnose

Written explanation of current condition and Leakfree warranty offers

Seasonal damages, storm events or aging shingles? Timely repairs will extend the life of your roofing system and may prevent premature complete roof replacement

Excessive granulation loss, decrease of property value or upgrades to newest technology

Irreparable damages from storms

Having a plan-If you don’t know roofing, than you need to know a roofer.

These are unprecedented times. worldwide pandemic, Natural disasters, Wildfires all have created economic pressures and uncertainty. It’s easy to forget about upkeep and maintenance on our properties during such times, however, it is imperative for property owners and managers to spend their monies wisely and manage facilities assets properly. The goal has to achieve maximum service life from your facilities, the structures that house the very lifeblood of your company. For this reason, maintenance of your structure’s exterior is a must, roof maintenance specifically in conjunction with annual assessments has never been more important. An “Out of Sight-Out of mind” attitude towards your roofing is a recipe for loss of value and far too many investors and property managers have been burned by premature roof failure. When water leaks into a structure, hard assets, corporate profits-and reputations start taking a beating.

Unfortunately, we live in a world looking for short term, quick fix solutions. We often compromise by taking the road of least resistance. When it comes to roofing, we frequently believe that if our roofs are not leaking, we don’t need to bother with them. However, this attitude doesn’t coincide with reality. Here are a few facts*

  • More than 80% of all roofs are replaced prematurely.
  • The average building owner will spend more than $127,500 on roofing over the life of each structure (average 10,000sf).
  • The average cost of a new commercial roof is more than $50,750 (average 10,000 sq foot average)
  • Repairs, maintenance and/or roof restoration costs thousands of dollars less than roof replacements.
  • Roof maintenance programs are tax deductible just as other forms of maintenance.
  • Roof maintenance programs typically cost about 1-3% per year of the estimated total replacement cost (type and program structures vary).
  • A roof maintenance program can save up to 50% over the life span of a typical roof life of 25 years, compared to replacing it at 13-15 years.
  • A roof can leak for days, weeks or months before it shows noticeable interior damages to drywall, paint, carpets or furnishings.
  • Damages caused to saturated insulation may cause long term damages from mold, mildew and other dangerous issues that may bring on mitigation or possible negligence suits.
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If a building owner or manager starts out with a problematic roof, the situation typically goes downhill quickly, creating a long-term maintenance nightmare.

Let us assume we are starting out with a reasonably good roofing installation as part of a new roof replacement system or new construction of a multi-million-dollar investment. There should be an immediate plan in place to protect that investment-from year one- a preventative maintenance program will ensure maximum service life of this roof.

Maintenance is the responsibility of ownership. It is required by all manufacturers’ warranties. Also, no dollar limit (NDL) warranties don’t cover problems related to a lack of maintenance. If water backs up in a leaf-clogged roof drain, the service call can cost as much as $500. Most roofing contractors offer maintenance services, however, to be taken seriously contractors should be running separate dedicated roof maintenance divisions staffed by their most experience teams. The bare -bones components of a maintenance package should consist of the something like the following.

  • Roofing inspection-including a visual inspection, not just a drone inspection.
  • Photographic, digital and written documentation of the roof conditions.
  • An itemized list of deficient conditions.
  • Quotes for recommended work and itemized scope of work to be completed.
  • Photos and proof work was completed per manufactures requirements.
  • Roof maintenance programs typically cost about 1-3% per year of the estimated total replacement cost (type and program structures vary).
  • Routine maintenance schedule in place.

A maintenance program can even help building owners and management teams with upfront expenses. Certifications and extended warranties may be available such as those from Restoration RX. A Leakfree* roofing certification may be available that will ensure all leaks or issues will be resolved immediately and with little or no additional fees. Not to mention Restoration RX certifications come with annual inspections that will help prevent unexpected surprises and catch small problems before they become big ticket expenses.

Industry studies show a proactive maintenance program can lower the average life-cycle cost of a roof to $.014 per square foot. A “Reactive” maintenance program, or lack of a program at all, where a contractor is called only after problems are discovered, cost on average of $.025 per square foot. Finally, these studies show that roofs with proactive maintenance programs can last 21-23 years. Compared to only 13-15 years with reactive programs with no scheduled maintenance. **

Reactively Maintained
Proactively Maintained
Roof Replacement #1
13 years
21 years
$.25/sf/yr = $6250/yr
$.14/sf/yr = $3500/yr
13 years of maintenance
Roof Replacement #2
8 more years of maintenance
Total cost over 21 years
Savings per year

In conclusion, property owners and management companies need to adopt a proactive roof maintenance protocol to get the maximum service lives from the roofing systems, and reduce the collateral damage caused by leaking roofs and pocketbooks.

The roof is the cap of the entire structure. It takes the brunt of all of mother nature’s furry. A breach in the roofing system, will cause a breach to other essential property systems.

Let Restoration RX provide an onsite, in person inspection of your property. Our NRCIA forensic trained roof inspectors will provide a detailed program that will keep your structure and pocketbook Leakfree* so you can focus on what makes you money.

**sources: GAF certified Maintenance Professional Manual-2012, Roofcare 2015, Association of Physical Plant Administrations 2009, National Roofing Certification and Inspection Certification 2019.

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