Maintaining a building is not easy. Like a good car or house, your initial investment into your asset can run high. The potential costs of maintaining that investment can also increase with the additional wear and tear that comes with a building as it grows older and falls in need of major repair done to some of its largest fixtures such as the roof.
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To that end, below are a few suggestions on how to get the most building for your buck with the low-cost, high-benefit value found in roof maintenance.
The Cost of Roof Repair
While the specific cost of roof repair can vary from building to building, the average cost can range between $4,800-$9,380 depending on the roof size, pitch, and number of layers required to repair or replace.
Of course, the longer you wait to perform these repairs, the sooner you may need a re-roofing in order to cover all of the extensive additional damage caused over time.
The Cost of a Roof Replacement
The average cost of a roof replacement can run from $4-$6 per square foot, depending on how much additional damage your roof may have. In addition, you may need restoration or remediation from damage can be caused by water, which could run between $450-$650, and mold, which could cost between $500-$5,880.
Ultimately, both water and mold damage could affect not just to your building but also to its occupants as either one of these issues could pose a serious health risk to your paying tenants.
Benefits of Roof Maintenance
Given how the above-noted expenses could arise from individual roof repairs, one alternative available to prevent such costs can be found in conducting routine roof maintenance. Roof maintenance could not only help you mitigate further costs but also assist with catching major potential repair issues early on and thus reduce the risk of extensive damage caused to your building if gone undetected.
How Should I Be Maintaining My Roof?
You should maintain your roof much in the same way you would your home, and keep an eye out for one or more of the following:
- Holes, rips, or tears on the roof surface
- Loose debris (leaves, tree branches, etc.) clogging drains and/or scuppers
- Unsealed roof penetrations and curbs
The sooner you can identify any of the above, the sooner you can put a plan into place to repair them.
Saving $ With a Commercial Roof Maintenance Plan
Since you, as the building owner or manager, already have more than enough concerns on your plate to worry about when it comes to your property, hiring an expert to put together a roof maintenance plan for you may be your best bet towards preventative maintenance to not only extend the life of your existing roof, but also provide you with a low-cost alternative to potentially sky-high repairs that could come from failing to identify repair issues that your maintenance plan would have otherwise identified and addressed early on.