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How To Budget For Your Roof Maintenance Costs

By |October 14th, 2019|

How To Budget For Your Roof Maintenance Costs

Rules of thumb proliferate in every industry, including commercial roofing. Planning a yearly budget, most facilities managers or property owners may base the next year’s maintenance budget on last year’s budget. That may not always be the best approach. 

What Industry Experts Say

The industry experts at FacilitiesNet say roof maintenance averages around two percent of installation cost per year. If you have records for the installation of your property’s roof or were on hand when it was installed, the calculations are easy. 

For example, imagine you partnered with a trusted, local roofer like PSI Roofing to have a single-ply PVC roof installed, with the understanding that the 100,000-square-foot roof should last 30 years, with proper maintenance. 

Suppose the roof cost $1,000,000; per-year installation cost is $33,334; annual maintenance cost is $20,000. You will spend $600,000 in maintenance over the roof’s full life span. 

Deferred Maintenance Costs

If you see those numbers and try to fudge your way through short-changing the roof for a few years, what could happen? 

  • Imagine reducing maintenance costs to $0 for five years, saving $100,000
  • This shortens the life of your roof by roughly seven years, meaning your per-year installation cost climbs from $33,334 to $43,478
  • You will need to spend at least another $1,000,000 a full seven years earlier than you would have with regular maintenance

Budgeting a reasonable, realistic two percent of installation costs is far better than budgeting nothing and substantially shortening the life span of your roof.  

Roofs of an Unknown Age

If you are not in a position to know just how old your roof is, your local, trustworthy commercial roofer can help. Through inspections and core sample testing, your roofer can calculate the age of the existing roof and estimate yearly maintenance needs. 

If in Doubt, Act!

If you are truly at a loss about maintenance budgeting, the fastest solution is to engage your professional roofer, get a baseline inspection and initial maintenance service, and use that invoice as the future amount. The worst solution is to do nothing and hope the roof remains intact. It stays intact only if you act!

Doing nothing is not a solution. Simply because a roof is not leaking now does not mean it will not develop problems over the next year. Contact the trained professionals of PSI Roofing today to ensure your roof is never neglected and your budget is on target.

How Often You Need To Do Roof Maintenance 

By |October 7th, 2019|

How Often You Need To Do Roof Maintenance

Several factors affect how frequently you arrange roof maintenance from your local, reliable commercial roof contractor. Experts will tell you the age of your roof, your typical weather patterns, and the composition of your roof all mesh to dictate whether you arrange annual or semiannual maintenance and inspection visits. 

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How to Tell if Your Roofer Cares about Your Education

By |September 23rd, 2019|

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When did you stop learning? We hope the answer is, “I haven’t,” because a commercial property manager must keep up to date on every aspect of the job. Does your commercial roofer care about your education? Does your commercial roofer try to help you, or does the roofer take advantage of your ignorance? Here are some ways to measure the respect your roofer has for your knowledge. 

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Recognize the Best Indicators of an Exceptional Roofer

By |September 9th, 2019|

Recognize the Best Indicators Of An Exceptional Roofer

What makes a commercial roofer exceptionally good? Is it longevity, reliability, or quality? Is it a combination of great customer service, superb workmanship, and quick response time? What should you be looking for in an exceptionally good commercial roofer?

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Why Integrity is the Number 1 Measurement of Your Roofer

By |August 26th, 2019|

Why Integrity is the Number 1 Measurement of Your Roofer

What does your company hope to achieve? How would a secure, watertight roof help you achieve that goal? One way to further your own company’s vision is to partner with vendors who themselves are driven to achieve great things. Integrity is the most important measure of a man, a woman, or a company. 

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Are You Prepared When the Next Hurricane Rolls In?

By |August 5th, 2019|

Are You Prepared When the Next Hurricane Rolls In?

Hurricanes hit Florida without discrimination. Whether your business is prepared for hurricane damage or not, the winds will blow and the rain will fall. How you handle pre-storm preparation and post-storm damage control can be the difference between staying in business and shuttering your doors forever. 

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PSI Roofing Awarded 2018 President’s Club Award

By |July 15th, 2019|

A recent gathering of roofing industry professionals witnessed the crowning of GAF President’s Club Award winners, and PSI Roofing is pleased to be among those honored with the President’s Club Commercial Award.

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What You Need to Know about a 25 Year Roofing Success

By |July 1st, 2019|

What You Need to Know about a 25 Year Roofing Success

When a project manager or even just an adept crew member feels he or she can handle it, a new roofing company emerges. These upstarts seldom thrive. To reach a decade in the commercial roofing business takes real effort. Twenty-five years in the business is no accidental anniversary.

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What You Need to Know about Flat Roof Leaks…and How to Stop Them

By |June 24th, 2019|

What You Need to Know about Flat Roof Leaks...and How to Stop Them

Knowing how low-slope (flat) roofs leak is key to knowing how to get the problem fixed by your trusted, local commercial roofer. (more…)

3 Best Ways to Repair a Waterproof Roof Layer

By |June 3rd, 2019|

3 Best Ways to Repair a Waterproof Roof Layer

A commercial roof is supposed to be an uninterrupted expanse of waterproof protection. When your roof develops a leak, the waterproof roof layer is likely the cause. A repair can be achieved by following these three steps. (more…)