Townhouse and Condominium Roof Maintenance MN
Many town house and condo roofs are in a state of disrepair that goes ignored until the roof gets worse or until the weather gets worse. With regular maintenance and the early identification and fixing of any problems you can usually avoid the big problems that have equally big price tags attached to them. Regular maintenance in this way will also help extend the life of your roof.
It never fails that whenever water enters a building, the roofer gets called. The problem may be from a variety of different sources such as windows, siding, wall joints, or HVAC unit, but the roofer always gets called. The downfalls of neglecting roof maintenance seem obvious in the long run, but even in the short run will result in irate tenants and constant budget overruns due to budget breaking emergency repairs. The benefit of roof maintenance is that you can delay the capital expense of major roof repairs until much later and that you will know exactly how much you need in your roofing budget for that year.
Let’s face it. The tenant wants no leaks. The building owner or manager wants to spend the least amount to maintain the roof while guaranteeing water tightness.
Nine times out of ten the source of a roof leak is not the field of the roof, it is a pipe penetration or roof curb or other vertical surface (especially the transition from a horizontal roof to a vertical surface.) If you want to discover the leak yourself, examine the membrane flashing and related sheet metal in the area of the leak, and you’ll see that there is usually a very obvious leak point.
Regular Roof Maintenance is the Key to Roof Longevity
Typically a roof maintenance program will include two yearly inspections, free leak service, repair of any potential leak sources (such as membrane flashing, pipe penetrations, blisters, cracks in membrane, etc.), clearing drain bowls of debris, tightening drain bolts, cleaning the roof of debris, and many other items. A roof maintenance program should also include a written evaluation of the current condition of the roof, which will show any maintenance work which has been done as well as a projection of any major work required.
In terms of cash outlay, the cost of a maintenance program is negligible when compared to the cost of major roof repairs or re-roofing. It is also important to remember that all manufacturers require regular verifiable maintenance for their roof warranties to remain in force.
Minneapolis Town Home Townhouse Roofing Contractor MN
If you have questions about your building’s condition, in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas of; St. Louis Park, Edina, Minnetonka, Bloomington, Plymouth, Excelsior, Wayzata, Eden Prairie, Chanhassen and Chaska, consult a reputable Minneapolis Minnesota commercial roofing contractor that has experience in commercial roof systems. Whether you need to repair, restore, replace, or install a roof, they can work with you to discuss all of your commercial roofing options.