Property managers need as much information and resources as possible to make maintaining properties easy and efficient.

From understanding the type of roofing system on your properties to maintenance requirements and software solutions, roofing industry resources are available to assist you with roofing management needs.

Here’s a look at 6 roofing industry resources property managers should have in their back pocket.

1. Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is great resource that offers ratings and reviews for roofing materials. Roofing industry resources include articles on how to prevent roof damage. Guest users can read many of the articles without a subscription, but sign up is required to access all of the available features.

2. Property Management Software

Property management software is an excellent industry resource for keeping track of your contractors, expenses and maintenance schedules. There are many programs available and Reviews.com will allow you to search programs to determine which one will best meet your needs. Many programs offer a free trial and the site provides a Q&A forum.

3. Ebooks

Emerald Insight offers downloadable eBooks by subscription. Titles include Repair and Maintenance of Flat Roofs. Property manages can find an excellent number of titles for roofing industry resources for both commercial and residential roofing needs.

4. BOMA

The Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) is designed for property managers and owners and offers a large selection of information with roofing industry resources including information on roof depreciation, building codes and green roofing.

5. NRCA

National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is an association for roofing professionals. The site also offersconsumer information designed to assist properties managers in understanding roofing needs, terminology and new technology.

6. ARMA

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) offers a Fast Facts section to help commercial and residential property managers understand membrane and shingle roofs. The roofing industry resources section includes technical bulletins with information on algae issues, buckling and ice dams.

Remember that any time you have questions or need more information about maintenance procedures and new developments in roofing, your commercial roofing contractor is your best source of information.