The questions always come up… “Why should I spend money on something that isn’t leaking?” or “Why do I need maintenance if I have a warranty?” The life of your roof is directly related to how often it is inspected and how quickly small problems are identified and repaired. The federal government, which is the largest building owner in the United States, found that their average roof lasted LESS than five years before leakage occurred and less than eight years before replacement was necessary. A national roofing association has shown that almost 35% of all roofs do not reach their life expectancy.
The following are causes identified with premature flat roof failure:
- 47% is due to poor workmanship
- 16% is due to poor design
- 9% is due to faulty materials and weathering
- 8% is due to trapped moisture or mechanical damage
- 3% is due to roof traffic
Roof Maintenance Education
Our goal at WPS Commercial is to educate as many owners and building managers as possible to the fact that roof maintenance makes economic sense. A flat roof inspected semi-annually can last up to 50% longer than one that is visited only when there is a leak. Maintenance with documentation provides you with a written history of repairs, a projected life expectancy, and clear budget numbers for future expenditures. It gives you both knowledge and control, while it protects your asset and increases value to your property.
Give us a call at WPS Commercial to learn more. We’d love to talk to you! (636) 600-8734