Commercial businesses in New England are exposed to some of the harshest weather in the country. From the brutal cold and ice of winter to the heat, humidity, and vicious storms of summer, Mother Nature doesn’t seem to let up in New England — no matter the season.
In order to protect your business’s roof, therefore, consistent maintenance is absolutely essential. Up ahead, we’ll discuss 3 unique ways regular maintenance will ensure your commercial roof investment lasts as long as possible.
3 Benefits of Regular Commercial Roof Maintenance
1. It extends the life expectancy of your roof.
Above and beyond all other benefits of commercial roof maintenance is the fact that regular maintenance will extend the life expectancy of your roof. Depending on what style of roof your building has and who installed it, you may expect your roof to last anywhere from 10 to 40 years. On the other hand, the longevity of your roof will inevitably be more toward the 10-year mark if you don't regularly clear debris, repair holes and damage, and perform routine cleanings.
2. It limits issues of liability.
It’s not uncommon for dangerous conditions to present when a commercial roof requires repairs and maintenance. Unfortunately, this can result in employees or others becoming hurt. Depending on whether an accident may have been caused by lack of maintenance, this can sometimes leave building owners or managers financially and legally responsible.
When maintenance is performed routinely, on the other hand, it is far less likely that accidents will occur in the first place. Furthermore, building owners and managers can rest easy knowing they are taking care of their building's roof and won't be held liable for an out-of-the-ordinary situation.
3. It ensures the legitimacy of your warranty.
Let’s say your roof suddenly breaks down in one area and collapses. In many cases, the warranty on your roof will cover the repairs and/or replacement. However, if it is found that regular maintenance was not being performed on the roof at the time of the collapse, your warranty may then become void. In order to satisfy the stipulations of your warranty, therefore, it is important to clean, inspect, and perform repairs on your roof according to a fixed schedule.
Contact Dutton & Garfield, Inc. Today!
Since 1970, Dutton & Garfield, Inc. has provided an array of competitive construction services to commercial facilities in the area. With more than 50 years of direct experience in the field, our President Steven R. Webster has led our business to the forefront of New England contracting.
No matter the size or breadth of your project, at Dutton & Garfield, Inc. Contractors, our commitment to excellence and superior service will ensure your project’s success!
For more information about our services and to discuss the details of your project, give our office a call today at 603-329-5300.