How Facility Managers Can Best Utilize the Commercial Roofing Budget

Kathleen Maxwell


One of the biggest questions for building owners and management companies is how facility managers can best utilize a commercial roofing budget. Though it may seem counterintuitive, the goal for facility managers should not always be to spend the least amount of money but to get the best value through smart investments. 

Here are our best tips for facility managers and commercial roofing budgets:

Prevent Costly Maintenance with Proactive Inspections

In facilities management, the goal is always to prevent costly repairs and prolong the life of a commercial building. For a commercial roof, the best way to extend its life is through regular inspections by a qualified roofing contractor. Inspections help uncover small problems with a roof, so that they can be repaired inexpensively preventing more expensive maintenance down the road.

Invest in Energy Efficiency

Saving money on energy costs is a great way to create more room in the facilities budget. Simple, inexpensive roofing investments can go a long way in improving energy efficiency. Commercial building owners can convert their existing roof to a cool roof by installing a white thermoplastic membrane roof. Contractors can also build efficiency into new roofing projects with extra insulation or even solar panels. 

Choose Value Over Cost

Roof cost is just one element that facility managers should consider when choosing a roofing contractor. Facility managers should also consider the average cost of maintenance and repairs for the life of the roof. Certain types of roofs may be inexpensive up front, but they will cost more to take care of and may not last as long. The same is true with investing in a quality roofing contractor rather than a budget contractor. It may cost more up front to hire a reputable roofer, but the roof will likely last longer, saving money in the budget over time.

Beef Up Your Roofing Analysis

Oncoming roofing problems are now easier to predict than in the past. Roofing inspectors can use tools like drones and infrared cameras to detect building roofing leaks or other problems. Using targeted roofing analysis is generally inexpensive and can give facility managers the ability to plan their budgets and prevent repairs down the line. 

Bundle Costs to Save

One of the best ways to save money over time in a roofing budget is to bundle roof management together through a management program. These programs, like MAXCare® by Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc., give facility managers detailed maintenance schedules for all their buildings and automatically track inspections and maintenance. The programs help companies save money by tracking problems and generating reports, saving facility managers time and money.

If you’re ready to get started, contact Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. today! Our team is experienced and ready to help.

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