Your Building's Flat Roof... Out of Sight. Out of Mind.
But what happens when it leaks? Should you fix it? Replace it?
Are you just in time…or out of time? Take the first step.
All roofs fail.
It’s not a question of if
but when and how.
There is no mystery. We know how it happens:
- Normal aging and wear from sun, snow, ice, rain and traffic on the roof
- Severe weather conditions such as wind and heavy snow accumulation on the roof
- Building movement from settlement, material contraction/expansion
- Improper design
- Poor construction
- Irregular maintenance
Ignoring the first signs
of failure can
make things worse.
- Increased damage to the building envelope and interior finishes
- Loss of occupant productivity and comfort
- Failure of structural integrity which can endanger occupant safety and threaten long-term asset value
Fixing leaks only as they
happen saves you money
right now ― or does it?
Dealing with leaks reactively results in a lot of little bills and no real sense of how long those repairs will be effective.
Will the next leak require a quick fix or will you need to replace the entire roof?
The factors that cause roofs to fail wear on all elements at the same time. So, if one detail or element on your roof is failing, it’s just a matter of time before other elements start failing, too.
All roofs need to be
replaced eventually ―
and they don’t come with
a best-before date.
But a qualified professional can
- Advise you on the costs associated with roof maintenance
- Give you an educated evaluation as to the anticipated lifespan with and without maintenance
- Assist with the development of long-term roofing budgets and replacement planning
A flat roof can be the most complicated, most severely tested and most expensive substructure in the entire building.
Leaks are disruptive at best and even a well-orchestrated roof replacement can be onerous for those in the building.
Regular inspections by trained roofing professionals can put you in the driver's seat.
You can identify poorly performing items and choose to make repairs in a timely and cost-effective way.
If it becomes necessary, you can also choose to budget both the cost and the timing of capital replacement to suit the needs of “your business.”