Perform Annual Roof Inspections and Maintenance

Every reputable roofing, architectural, and construction organization agrees: The best way to extend the life of your roof is to perform regular inspection and maintenance.

Regular Roof Inspection and Maintenance Are Recommended By:

  • BOMA
  • Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence
  • Single Ply Roofing Institute
  • The Roof Consultants Institute
  • Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association
  • Midwest Roofing Contractors Association
  • Northeast Roofing Contractors Association
  • National Roofing Contractors Association
  • And many others

GAF actually offers a program called “The Well Roof Advantage”

This program offers a 25 percent extension to your coverage, when you perform regular inspections and maintenance. In fact many manufacturers will void your warranty all together if your roof is not properly maintained. The GAF program seems pretty straight forward, you just need to notify them, and they will remind you when your annual inspections are due. If you have had a new GAF roof installed within the last two years, it might be wise to check and see if you are eligible for this program or programs similar to this one.

Importance of Maintaining a Building’s Roof

Scheduled maintenance is critical to a buildings long term success for their commercial roof system.  According to studies of over 2,000 building owners, scheduled roof maintenance is recognized and utilized by most facility professionals. Infact almost eighty percent have a regular maintenance plan for their building. However, many of these building owners, have multiple properties. And nearly a quarter of them have maintenance plans on fewer than half of their buildings.

Many building owners don’t understand the importance of a regular maintenance plan. They think a new roof should last, and don’t understand why they should spend additional money. You may have installed the top of the line roof system, but it will still need to be maintained. The same can be said of a Bentley car, just because the car cost $300,000 it will still need to have regular checkups to keep it in great shape. Maintenance and repairs are necessary to get the most service life out of a building’s roof system.