Client Spotlight: RCP Companies

RCP Companies was founded in 2013 as a boutique real-estate company focused on mixed-use properties. RCP’s portfolio includes everything from commercial spaces to offices and residential properties. RCP handles every aspect of real estate development, from construction through planning and property management. The company focuses on properties that contribute positively to a community and help create extraordinary experiences for the people that use the spaces.

RCP consists of a team of 15 highly-motivated team of individuals with diverse expertise and backgrounds in real estate development, marketing, construction, finance, management, and vertically integrated elements including retail, hospitality, and tech. RCP’s unique skill set and cohesive process contribute to its mission—to promote innovative economic and cultural drivers and authentic places that improve the quality of life within the communities they serve.

The Opportunity

RCP’s clients and customers consist of a wide variety of businesses. As is a highly-proactive, boutique real estate firm, RCP’s clients are international and national tenants, non-profits, architectural firms, members of the community, and more. It’s because of this company model that RCP eventually found the services of Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. in 2014. For the past six years, Maxwell’s team has provided RCP with a variety of services on multiple facilities for RCP, including: emergency leak repair services, larger scope repairs that address ongoing issues in localized areas, and budgeting and project development to assist in the re-roof process. 

The Solution

When it comes to what makes the relationship with Maxwell Roofing so good, RCP’s Property Manager Jessica Partington says, “Maxwell Roofing provides cost-effective and detailed service to our projects. The team’s detailed reporting assists us in tenant and other vendor communications regarding any rooftop deficiencies.” This high level of service is a big part of what makes Maxwell such a great roofing partner for RCP. Since working with Maxwell Roofing, RCP has seen and improved workflow when it comes to its ongoing commercial roofing needs. Partington affirms, “Maxwell’s roofing inspections have allowed better long-term project forecasting to prioritize facility needs.” Since RCP works with businesses of all types and sizes, having a commercial roofing partner like Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. has proven to be of utmost importance.

How to Maximize the Life of Your Commercial Roof

Commercial roofs are a big investment. Business owners who are about to spend big money on a new roof are probably wondering, What is the life expectancy of a roof? 

Brand new roofs should last long enough to make the building owner’s investment worth it, but that isn’t always the case. So, what is the life of a roof? It depends on how you treat it. There are many factors in determining the life expectancy of a roof. Here are some tips for making that new roof last as long as possible:

1. Schedule regular inspections.

Professional roofing inspections help catch roof problems early on and repair them before they can affect the long-term health of the roof. Facility managers should perform regular self-inspections for obvious roof damage, and a professional should come by a few times a year for a forecast assessment. Roofing forecasts can help predict future maintenance needs and help facility managers plan for upcoming costs.

2. Create a maintenance plan.

Maintenance is the single most important thing that a building owner can do to extend the life of a roof. Using information from professional forecast assessments, building managers should be able to create a detailed schedule for minor repairs and roof part replacements. Programs like our own MAXCare® create no-hassle roof management plans for property owners. MAXCare® automatically schedules maintenance and inspections so property managers never miss an important roof check up. 

3. Plan for emergencies.

Even the best maintenance plan can’t control the weather. Storms, falling trees, and other emergencies are always a risk. To be sure that an uncontrollable calamity doesn’t affect the life of your roof, you should have an emergency plan. Responding quickly in an emergency can prevent the need for a major repair or roof replacement, this is why MAXCare® includes 24/7 emergency response. 

4. Choose more durable materials if buying a new roof.

The typical life of a commercial roof made with conventional materials is anywhere between 10 to 30 years, depending on installation and how it is treated, but what is the life of a metal roof? Metal roofs can last up to 70 years depending on the materials used. If you’re buying a new roof or are in need of a roof replacement, consider a long-lasting material like metal.

To learn more about how to extend the life of your commercial roof, contact Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. today.