Choosing a Maintenance Program for Your Roof
Because the roof is a costly investment in the welfare of your building, choosing a quality maintenance program is essential for protecting this long-term capital asset. The key to finding the best program is to focus on the knowledge, experience and reputation of the company offering the service.
Professional Programs vs. General Maintenance Programs
It can be tempting to try and save a few bucks by tasking a general maintenance crew to keep an eye on the roof and schedule repairs when damaged is found. The problem with this plan, however, is that general maintenance crews are not trained to spot potential roof problems, so small issues can turn into catastrophes before anyone notices.
A roofing specialist, on the other hand, knows which areas of the roof are most likely to develop problems and identifies them before they end up as costly repairs. RoofGuard™, North American Roofing’s preventative maintenance program, uses cutting-edge technology and professional technicians to pinpoint potential roof issues, sometimes before they’re visible to the naked eye.
Key Points of a Good Program
A good maintenance plan is proactive – not reactive. When choosing a plan, insist on the following:
- Regular, periodic inspections
- Gutter cleaning
- Debris removal
- Compliance with your roof’s warranty maintenance plan
- Complete and accurate documentation
- Good communication with the roofing company
- Workmanship warranty on all repairs
- Adherence to OSHA safety regulations
- Priority leak response
The RoofGuard™ Preventative Maintenance program meets every one of these key points. We take on the burden of remembering when it’s time for a routine inspection, and we keep you up-to-date with emails. We carefully inspect all aspects of the roof, including the drainage and gutter system. Our professionals study the condition of roof walkways, areas around HVAC units, skylights, miscellaneous rooftop equipment and all other penetrations. We also offer a full one-year workmanship guarantee on all repairs.
Knowledge and Expertise
In order to provide a quality maintenance plan, a roofing company should be familiar with the different types of roof systems. At North American Roofing, we work with all the major commercial roofing manufacturers, so we know the pros and cons of all roofing systems, and we know what it takes to keep the manufacturer’s warranty in effect. Taking on the task of doing your own roof maintenance or opting for a low-budget service company can end up costing you much more in the long term.
The RoofGuard™ program reflects our commitment to providing the best customer service in the roofing industry. Our professionals undergo intensive training and they have the specialized knowledge to ensure that your roof is in good hands.
North American Roofing is devoted to the education and safety of its workers and clients. We have a proven track record of the highest quality installation and maintenance in the industry.