Many companies view their maintenance budget as one of those necessary evils. They also view it as one of the areas where they can cut costs or not include certain types of maintenance if they need to. Unfortunately, one of those items that is commonly left out or cut is roof maintenance.
Perhaps the importance of roof maintenance is overlooked for the simple fact that most people in your organization never actually see the roof. It is easier to justify maintenance costs for other things that are more visible in your company such as landscaping, a storefront, or flooring.
It could also be because they are not aware of the importance of a well-maintained roof and the potential threats it can pose to your company, especially from a financial perspective if an unforeseen issue arises.
Why you need to include roof maintenance in your maintenance budget
Maintenance, whether for your roof or any other area of your building, is a normal part of business operations. You need to keep your building in good shape so that you can do business as usual inside. Each instance of a preventable issue with your roof will cost you; it is just a matter of how much it will cost you.
Here are 4 reasons why you need to include roof maintenance in your maintenance budget:
Safety: Your roof is a massive structure. A serious collapse, large leak, or even an isolated incident of falling debris can cause serious injury to anyone in harm’s way. Injuries, compensation claims, and lawsuits could follow if you do not use a regular maintenance schedule.
Protection: Your roof needs to be able to withstand the elements, especially during weather advisories and emergency situations. Proactive maintenance ensures your roof is ready to handle the weather year round and during all seasons.
Roofs require maintenance. As simple as it sounds, it is a true statement – your roof will require maintenance, and it will experience serious wear and tear as it ages. Proactive maintenance minimizes potential issues and helps to extend the lifespan of your roof.
Save money long term: A well-maintained roof helps to eliminate safety concerns, ensures your roof is ready for what Mother Nature has to throw at it, and makes it more reliable and durable, all of which will save your company money in the long term.
Can you afford a catastrophe?
Most companies do not have thousands of dollars sitting around just in case their roof suddenly collapses, not to mention the financial impact a roofing issue can have on your company from an operations perspective.
Understanding roofing costs can be difficult, but when you know what to look for and are armed with the right questions, it is much easier to make the right choice for your needs to save you time and money in the end.
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