The Importance of Roof Inspections
Any commercial building is a large investment. In order to protect your investment and ensure that all the contents of your building are safe, your roof needs to be in good condition. For this reason, it is extremely important to have the roof on your commercial building inspected regularly.
Roof inspections are also necessary to preserve the validity of roofing warranties. Manufacturers typically require verification of professional inspections and proof of necessary maintenance in order to fully cover materials under their warranty.
Geissler Roofing has been providing quality commercial roofing services for more than 80 years. Our knowledge and experience allows us to objectively inspect commercial roofs with an expert eye. We will then provide you with a detailed report for your records.
Our commercial roofing inspection reports will thoroughly document things like:
- Evidence of damage from wind, hail, or other event
- Roof traffic patterns
- Faulty room membrane seams
- Function of drainage systems
- Signs of moisture access
- Condition of base attachments
- Evidence of contaminants
- Other signs of degeneration
We highly encourage commercial property owners to schedule bi-annual roof inspections each year—preferably every fall and every spring season. You should also have your roof inspected after any event that may have caused damage to the surface of your building (such as a fire, storm, or an adjacent construction project).
Commercial Roof Maintenance Programs
Geissler Roofing’s commercial roof maintenance programs provide exceptional value because our experienced roofing professionals will locate any vulnerabilities and correct minor problems BEFORE major damage occurs. When you take a proactive approach with regular roof maintenance, it will help keep larger repair costs down and will extend the life of your commercial roof.
If you are a facility manager or building owner in St. Louis or Southern Illinois, consider the cost savings of a defensive strategy against roof deterioration.
2012 study of construction data discovered the following statistics:
- Reactive repairs to damaged commercial roofs cost building owners an average of 25 cents per square foot annually
- Proactive inspections and routine roof maintenance cost less than 14 cents per square foot annually
- A roof that is not inspected and maintained regularly has an estimated lifespan of 13 years.
- Proactive roof inspection and maintenance programs extend the lifespan of a roof to an average of 21 years.
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These statistics can easily be applied to any commercial property. It is important for property owners and facility managers to recognize that regular commercial roof maintenance isn’t just a good idea—it is actually essential for any fiscally responsible facility plan.
Routine roof maintenance will help make a roofing system last many years beyond the initial warranty period. By postponing the need to replace a roof, businesses can make better use of freed-up capital to invest in other profitable endeavors.