Preventative maintenance is an investment, not a cost.
For example, an oil change costs about $50. Failing to change it every 3,000 to 5,000 miles can cause severe damage, requiring you to replace the engine. This small maintenance cost of $50 is now 100 times more costly to repair.
Regular maintenance is essential for vehicles, machinery and appliances, but many property managers and business owners are surprised to learn their roofs also need preventative maintenance. A little expenditure upfront ultimately protects your assets down the road. Roof leaks, or poorly repaired leaks, could grow into much bigger problems affecting all areas of your business and cost you tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. A leaky roof can impact your:
- Time: Coordinating vendors, managing insurance claims and disruption of day-to-day operations.
- Income: Tenants might move out if they’re unable to use their space.
- Expenses: There is a significant cost to replace damaged goods and equipment, or hire a water remediation company.
- Overall Roof Life: Incorrectly repaired or recurring leaks will slowly cause additional damage and structural problems, which can reduce your roof’s useful life expectancy.
When Target Roofing & Sheet Metal receives a call, many times it’s too late. The damage has been done and the cost continues to add up.
All year, your roof takes a pounding from extreme heat, dangerous UV rays and torrential downpours. Water can permeate your roof’s watertight seal and quickly deteriorate roofing materials. That decay can cause leaks that damage insulation and drywall, foster mold growth, create electrical hazards and even provide a breeding ground for pests and rodents. Without preventative maintenance, you won’t notice a problem until it’s an expensive fix, much like a vehicle that starts smoking and eventually sputters if you fail to change the oil.
Target Roofing’s new TotalCoverage maintenance plan offers the best solution to protect property, assets and commercial income. The No. 1 reason to secure a TotalCoverage plan is that it includes inspections from Target Roofing’s professional roofing team, which uses a 50+ point maintenance checklist. As an industry expert, Target Roofing can maintain a roof throughout its entire life cycle, even if we didn’t install your roof. Our goal is to inspect your roof at least twice each year, once before the rainy season begins and once after it ends.
Our experienced inspectors will look for displaced flashing, ponding water, cracked or chipped tiles, faulty adhesives, missing nails, granule loss and clogged gutters or drains. Little problems quickly can become big, costly problems if you aren’t proactive. Target Roofing provides a comprehensive evaluation report that includes inspection photos, lists of recommended repairs and maintenance services, and a general idea of your roof’s remaining lifespan.
Roof inspections are comparable to visiting a physician for an annual checkup. You may be responsible for the co-pay and fees for diagnostic testing, but it’s money well spent if your physician detects a potential health problem early enough. And if you receive a clean bill of health, that’s great, too!
Maintenance plans often include the cleaning of gutters and drains, which are critically important to quickly drain water from a roof, as well as debris removal. Maintenance contracts also can cover varied levels of repairs, like replacing tattered TPO, broken tiles and torn shingles.
While maintenance plans offer protection for your roof, they also offer protection for your budget and investment.
In addition to maintenance plans covering some repairs and offering discounts on services, they also help satisfy requirements of manufacturer warranties. Many times, property owners must have proof of regular maintenance and inspections for a warranty to remain valid. That means if you fail to schedule annual inspections and a major problem develops, you might be financially responsible to pay for repairs or a replacement that could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for large roofs.
Signing a service contract is like having Target Roofing on retainer. We become your roofing partner.
The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends roof maintenance be performed at least twice each year. In Florida, it’s important the first inspection be scheduled before the rainy season to identify any issues for repair, and again after the rainy season to gauge how it weathered the storms.
Many roofs are designed to last about 15 to 20 years. Well-maintained roofs, however, can extend that timeline to 25, 30 or more years, a small investment that saves money over time. Some manufacturers will extend their warranties an extra 3 to 5 years for owners with a maintenance plan in place.
Your roof is the first line of defense against the elements, essentially a helmet that protects your property. Under that roof can be millions of dollars’ worth of technology, products and furnishings, as well as commercial tenants, residents or employees whose livelihoods depend on it.
Contact Target Roofing today at 239-332-5707 to discuss how a TotalCoverage maintenance plan can save you money in the long run.