When it comes to commercial buildings, improvements and repairs not only raise the value of the building but also help to provide a positive impression for the company that owns the building. A roof inspection will make you aware of its current condition and will bring any needed repairs to your attention. Fixing any issues in a timely manner will pay off in more ways than one – here’s how:
Prevents Severe Damage
Routine roof inspections can help identify small issues before they grow into larger ones. You should always repair these minor issues promptly to prevent severe damage, leaking or structural issues. For example, broken, cracked or missing roof tiles, shingles or flashing are all minor issues that can affect other roof structures and create major problems if left unchecked. Widespread minor damage that’s left unrepaired, over time, can also be disastrous. That said, widespread minor damage is still better than severe localized damage. To prevent damage that could lead to replacement and negatively impact your insurance premium, have your commercial roof inspected at least once a year and after any severe weather season.
Secures Your Business Insurance Policy
Business insurance policies can be complex, but the more your business has to offer, the more your insurance policy will give. Therefore, you should look to improve your business in any way, including improving your commercial property. Repairing the roof, especially visible signs of damage, can reduce the cost of your insurance. To the insurance provider, a strong, safe roof or building structure is indicative of a strong, safe business, which is more insurable. Your roof should be repaired at the first sign of damage, but especially when you’re renewing your business insurance policy. To improve your policy or secure a better rate, repair visible and underlying damage and remove any mold or mildew.
Extend the Life of Your Roof
Depending on the type of roof, the materials used and the quality of the installation, a roof can quite literally last decades. With regular maintenance, the right materials and prompt, proper repairs, you can extend the life of a commercial roof. In fact, inspections and subsequent repairs by a commercial roofing company, like Crest Roofing, is the best way to protect your investment. Routine repairs can also combat moisture buildup that could lead to pooling, leaking and even roof buckling.
Wondering about the health of your roof? Contact us today to schedule an inspection!