We know that commercial property managers need to be able to maintain their properties, especially when it comes to your membrane roofs. It’s important to protect your biggest investment.

While membrane roofs are often considered a roof for any climate, without proper maintenance it could end up costing you more money in the long haul to repair moisture damage- which can decrease the life of your roof.

Here are some great tips on how to extend the life of your membrane roof:

No Sharp Objects Allowed!

Because [membrane] roofs are essentially a single membrane, a sharp object that can pierce or cut through it will cause leaks, allowing moisture and mold to build up within the insulation.

It’s important to ensure that workmen and maintenance people are cautious as to what they set on the roof to avoid leaks from occurring.

If your roof is experiencing leaks, you might want to consider having a thermal moisture scan of your roof to assess the damage. You might have to replace your roof sooner than you thought.

Schedule Regular Inspections

As with everything under the care of property managers, scheduling regular inspections is the best way to avoid more serious problems in the future. Though a membrane roof is expected to have a long life cycle, the sealants used may not last as long. Taking a good look at the roof at least once or twice a year will help you stay ahead of any potential problems.

Once or twice yearly inspections are your best choice for good roof maintenance. When damage is caught early, it is easier and less expensive to repair. It also reduces the chance of leaks, which can damage the interior of the building. Getting potential problems fixed before they develop into major problems will save you unnecessary repair cost.

Take Care of Repairs ASAP

When wind damage and aging cause leaks to develop in seams, sealants and tears, it's vital that you repair the roof as soon as humanly possible. Hiring a licensed roofer who is familiar with membrane roofing to make repairs will extend your roof's life significantly.

With these tips, property managers can expect years of additional service from their existing membrane roofs. Inspect, maintain and repair for cost savings!