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As a business owner, you have a lot of hats to wear; a lot of aspects of the business to juggle. The substance of the business, as well as the behind-the-scenes duties are certainly enough to keep your plate full on a daily basis. In the hustle and bustle of your daily grind there may be one aspect of your business you don't spend a lot of time thinking about: The integrity of the actual brick and mortar structure that houses your enterprise, more specifically, your roof. Today we'll share a few reasons why regular roof maintenance is crucial to the well-being of your business.

Reasons Why Commercial Roof Maintenance Is Important

  1. To maintain structural integrity. Let’s say you have standing water on your roof and you don’t even know about it because, well, you don’t hang out on your roof. The added weight on your roof can result in water leaks inside your business, increased mold growth, or cause additional problems for your business’s structure. Or let’s say you get gaps between flashing strips. Environmental factors like rain and strong winds can exacerbate the damage and you probably wouldn’t even notice until there’s additional structural damage.

  2. For insurance reasons. Many insurance policies require regular maintenance in order for them to cover any claims for damage. In addition, the list of damages arising from poor roof upkeep is extensive: Bubbled paint, water stains, saturated insulation, mold, mildew, the possibility of a collapsed roof. Therefore, scheduling maintenance now will end up saving you significant amounts of money in the long run, making it a wise business decision.

  3. Keep business operations running smoothly. What would happen to your business continuity if there were leaks all over the place or if the roof collapsed? Some workers may be able to work remotely, but this isn’t a possibility for all businesses. You also need space to meet with clients and expensive technology, which needs to be protected. Taking care of your roof year-round means you won’t have to scramble to keep things going if a disaster were to occur.

  4. Expand the life of your roof. Nobody likes having to do major repairs. By scheduling regular roof maintenance, you can nip small issues in the bud before they turn into a costly roof replacement. Also, having an experienced roofer protecting it from regular wear and tear will ensure your roof lasts for the duration of its expected lifespan.

How Often Should you Schedule Commercial Roof Maintenance?

Ideally, you should be scheduling commercial roof maintenance twice a year: In the spring and in the fall. These are the times when the weather is not as harsh, gi...

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