Why Should a Building Owner Have a Roof Maintenance Program (RMP)?

  • Over 80% of all roofs are replaced prematurely
  • 9 out of 10 roofs are installed wrong
  • 2/3 of all roof failures are from improper installation.
  • The average building owner will spend over $127,500 on roofing in a lifetime and many will spend a much higher amount than that
  • A successful RMP can reduce that by up to 1/2
  • Roofing materials have tripled in price in 3 years
  • The average cost of a new commercial roof is $40,000 (10,000 sq. ft. average)
  • Repairs, maintenance and restoration is thousands of dollars cheaper than roof replacement
  • RMPs are tax deductible
  • RMPs typically costs about 1% to 3% per year of the estimated total replacement costs
  • It is money well spent
  • RMPs can save up to 50% over the life fo a 30-year roof compared to replacing it every 15-20 years
  • Most manufacture's warranties REQUIRE PLANNED ROOF MAINTENANCE for the warranty to remain valid
  • 29% of roof leaks are caused by heating and cooling systems
  • 25% of roof leaks are caused by skylights or louvers
  • Less than 1% of roof failure is caused by defective roofing materials; leaving poor installation, severe weather, and lack of maintenance to blame.

Fact: "Last year over 36% of all roofing related expenses were unbudgeted, meaning building owners had to scramble to come up with the funds to cover their assets. DON'T LET THAT BE YOU!!"

Look To the Roof to Find Savings

In this day of a troubled economy, business owners are looking everywhere to find areas in which to reduce expenses and increase bottom-line profitability. That search now includes the roof, where money can be found through Proactive Maintenance Programs.

Deferred Maintenance VS. Proactive Maintenance

The roof for the most part is out of sight and out of mind, but ignoring the roof always leads to premature roof failure, which means water can invade the building and wreak havoc with people, equipment, inventory, and productivity. many business owners are now adopting a strategy of proactive maintenance rather than deferred maintenance. 

Roof Inspections

Ideally all roofs should be inspected in the spring and fall and after any severe weather event. Far too often, the cause of a roof failure is the absence of proper maintenance and inspections. As a bare minimum all roofs should receive an annual inspection

Manufacture's warranties ... Are NOT All Inclusive

There is a common misconception by building owners that manufacturer's warranties are designed to cover virtually any roofing problem, regardless of the cause or circumstance. Manufacturer's warranties do not guarantee that the roof system will not leak or is suitable for the project where it is installed.