What the Free Thinker in 1719 said, “Time is money,” is still true 299 years later. For the South Florida property manager struggling to keep a building and budget intact, time spent on flat roof maintenance can seem a waste. Yet with the right roof maintenance plan, investment of time and money through regular upkeep can prevent flat roof leaks.
You may not have X-Ray glasses, but you can tell a lot about your building’s roof from inside your own building. An interior inspection is just one simple step you can take to extend the life of your flat or low-slope roof. Try all these actions to get the longest lifespan out of your Oakland Park company’s roof.
The small steps your facilities department or maintenance crew takes to keep your roof in good shape can go a long way toward stretching your infrastructure dollars. You probably have a capital fund, which you add to every year against the inevitable need for a new roof. But wouldn’t it be nice to put off, for a few extra years, that expensive re-roofing? The small steps you take today can pay off in big dividends tomorrow. (more…)
Flat roofs are extremely popular for many commercial properties. They install quickly, require minimal maintenance, and are less expensive than steep-slope roofing. Just because flat roofs require minimal maintenance, it doesn’t mean that as a property manager you can just forget about them. There are still signs & symptoms that can indicate you should call a professional to get yours looked at. Here are three things to keep in mind when managing a flat roof so it can have the longest life.