The new year is a new beginning for your business. For commercial roofing contractors making their New Year’s resolutions, it’s time to finally resolve to take proper care of your properties’ roofs. Here are a few ideas for your roofing goals in the new year ahead that will make your buildings safer and save you money over time:
1. Schedule regular inspections.
Ignoring your roofs’ problems does not make them go away. Scheduling regular roof inspections is the first step towards having consistently healthy roofs that last their full life span. Qualified inspectors can spot small roof problems, allowing you to get them fixed before they evolve into a chronic or catastrophic issue. Roof inspectors can also help building managers prepare for seasonal changes and plan for large upcoming expenses.
2. Perform ongoing maintenance.
Simple tasks like roof cleaning can go a long way in extending the life of a roof. Left alone for too long, debris can clog drainage systems and cause moisture to build up on a roof. Small repairs for minor damage can also prevent large repairs later on. While maintenance has a small up-front cost, it saves money over time and helps roofs last longer.
3. Request an upgrade.
If you’ve been putting off a roof replacement, the new year is a great time for an upgrade. New roofing technology can help make a building safer and even improve its energy efficiency. Even if you don’t need a new roof, there are ways to upgrade energy efficiency with solar panels or other improvements.
4. Monitor your buildings.
Keeping track of buildings that aren’t in use can seem like an unnecessarily hassle, but just because a building isn’t being used doesn’t mean it’s not at risk of damage. With Maxwell’s newest program, Maxwell Monitors, a qualified roofing inspector will keep an eye on your roof when the building manager is absent. The program gives building owners the piece of mind that their building is in good shape even when it is out of use.
5. Develop a long-term management plan.
The best way for your roofing goals to have a lasting impact is to enroll in a roofing management plan like Maxwell’s MAXCare®, which allows commercial building managers to monitor the health of their roofs in one, easy-to-use dashboard. With MAXCare®, it’s easy to schedule inspections, make an ongoing maintenance plan, and prepare for large expenses down the line.
If you’re ready to start working on your New Year’s roofing resolutions, don’t hesitate to contact Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. today! Our team is equipped and ready to help.