Here’s How Preventative Maintenance Protects Your Building

Kathleen Maxwell | August 23, 2022

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For property management teams with multiple buildings to keep track of, preventative maintenance can often seem like a huge, costly burden. But when it’s done right, maintenance can actually save money, prevent stressful emergencies, and, in the long run, even save time for property managers.

Here are just a few of the ways that preventative maintenance can protect help protect your building and increase the life of your commercial roofs:

1. Prevent disasters

With regular inspections and routine repairs, industrial roof maintenance can help keep small problems from becoming major disasters. Roofs, like all parts of a building, suffer wear and tear over time. Tracking down and fixing problems early on prevents them from becoming more serious. While small maintenance is usually a quick and easy process, sustained roofing damage caused by negligence can require expensive, complex repairs.

2. Prolong the life of a roof 

No building can last forever, but commercial roof maintenance can help extend the life of a roof. If disregarded, even minor roofing damage can lead to serious problems down the line. A small puncture or tear can cause a leak. An open penetration can damage the insulation. Keeping every part of a roof in top shape protects other parts of the roof and building, helping them to reach and even extend past their expected lifespan.

3. Save money

While inspections, maintenance plans, and repairs aren’t free, they are all significantly cheaper than an early roof replacement. Keeping up with minor maintenance is always cheaper in the long run than letting a roof wear out and deteriorate.

4. Save time 

Being a property manager means putting out fires all day, every day. Commercial preventative maintenance is like stomping out a spark before it ever grows into a flame. With multiple buildings to oversee, it’s much easier to follow a regular, pre-planned maintenance schedule than it is to respond to unexpected problems over and over again.

At Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, we love helping our clients take care of their roofs. If you’re ready to learn more about how preventative maintenance can help your business, contact us today.

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