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Why a Roof Maintenance Program

Published by Andrew Schmidt

The “out of sight, out of mind” attitude about our roofs is not uncommon. It is important for homeowners and facility managers alike to come up with a maintenance program to maximize the life of their residential or commercial roof.

Why maintenance?

  • More than 80 percent of roofs are replaced prematurely
  • The average building owner will spend more than $127,000 on roofing over the life of the building
  • The average cost of a new commercial roof is over $40,000 (average for 10,000 square feet)
  • Roof maintenance programs for commercial building owners are tax deductible
  • Roof maintenance programs cost about one to three percent per year of the estimated cost of a total replacement (depending on coverage)
  • A roof maintenance program can save up to 50 percent over the life of a 30-year roof compared to replacing it every 15-20 years
  • A roof can leak for days, months, even years before being noticed

Maintenance package minimums

  • Visual inspection including an on-site, 50 point inspection regimen
  • Documentation of roof condition (photographic, digital, written)
  •  Quotes for recommended work
  • Repairs for deficient conditions
  • Routine maintenance as needed

Studies show that by using a proactive maintenance program rather than a reactive program, a roof’s average life is 21 years compared to 13 years.



Courtesy of Roofing Contractor


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