With the long-term value of the property in mind, property owners and facilities managers should place importance on certain best practices to manage and maintain their commercial roofing systems. Otherwise, it could become a major expense that can lead to leaks and ensuing interior damage. Today, local roofing contractor Pawcatuck Roofing Co., Inc. discuss some of these practices below:
Obtain Data About Your Roof
Take inventory and collect all data regarding your commercial roof. These include the warranties, dimensions, maintenance and repair records, a record of work performed by personnel, and upgrades to rooftop equipment. These should give you an idea of the size, age and maintenance history of the roofing system you’re managing.
Put a Team in Place to Manage Your Commercial Roof
You must have a team that brings together extensive knowledge and experience when it comes to commercial roofing matters. The team should consist of the property manager, the consultant and the roofing contractor. Everyone involved must work towards a well-communicated goal to guarantee a positive experience.
Ensure Proper Communication
Lack of communication is the root cause of most problems. To prevent this, the property owner or manager must create a verbal or written process to deal with roofing repair needs from the time an issue is reported to it being resolved. Once a tenant or anyone on site is notified of a roofing problem, the manager would first assess before dispatching the consultant. The consultant, in turn, will dispatch the roofers who’ll perform the repair.
Keep the Roof Off-Limits
Make sure only authorized personnel can gain access to your commercial roofing system. Placing a notice and contact information on an entry point leading to the rooftop allows anyone experiencing a roofing issue to reach the relevant people. See to it that the access points are locked at all times.
Pawcatuck Roofing Co., Inc. offers commercial roof replacement, repair and installation. Our experienced team is also available to perform roof inspections and provide technical consultations on your roof’s system design. We will also help you establish a budget for any scheduled maintenance and roof replacements.
Call us today at (860) 599-1024 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve businesses in Westerly, RI, and the surrounding communities.