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Roof Maintenance Plan
If you’ve had work done on your roof, you know that it can be costly to install or repair, whether it be a commercial or domestic roof. Having your roof regularly inspected and maintained can significantly increase the life of your roof while helping you reduce associated costs such as roof repairs and insurance premiums.
Our Roof Maintenance Teams
Our dedicated roof maintenance teams are our most experienced roofers with years of experience. By only putting our most experienced roofers out as maintenance roof repair teams, they can diagnose any potential issues early. Preventing those small issues becoming larger expensive remedial works.
At MGF Roofing, we work with building owners, managers and factors to a create a bespoke roof maintenance package to suit their requirements. Unfortunately, we live in a world looking for short-term, quick fix solutions. Often compromising by taking the road of least resistance. When it comes to roofing, we frequently believe that if our roofs are not leaking, we don’t need to bother with them. However, this attitude is far from the truth. Here are a few facts*:
- More than 80 percent of all roofs are replaced prematurely.
- Repairs, maintenance and/or roof restoration costs thousands of dollars less than roof replacement.
- Roof maintenance programs are tax deductible.
- Roof maintenance programs typically cost about 1 to 3 percent per year of the estimated total replacement costs (maintenance cost depends on coverage).
- A roof maintenance program can save up to 50 percent over the life of a 30-year roof compared to replacing it every 15-20 years.
- A roof can leak for days, weeks, or months before it is noticed inside the building.
Maintenance is a responsibility of ownership. It is required in most roofing manufacturers warranties of a maintenance package should consist of the something like the following
What is a Roof Maintenance Plan?
Enrolling in a maintenance plan, or contract is an easy way for building owners and managers to ensure their roof remains under warranty and in excellent condition while staying within their budget.
A typical roof should be inspected at least once a year. During the yearly inspection, the inspector will check for not only current problems but areas that could turn into problems in the future. This allows repairs to be made before they grow larger and become costly.
Our maintenance plans go a step further; they will clean your gutters, mend your flashings and perform minor repairs for the cost of the program. Having our service team visit your roof regularly not only gives you peace of mind, but it expands the life of your roof.
In addition to scheduled maintenance, it’s more important to have your roof maintenance team to your facility before and after severe weather (such as thunderstorms, hail or winter storms) to make sure any damage from the weather is minimized and repaired correctly. Any loose items that could be a danger 25are removed.
Dangers and Liabilities of loose debris:
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Cost of a Maintenance Plan
The cost of your maintenance plan is determined by the size of the roof area on your building. MGF roofing basic roof maintenance program includes:
The great thing about maintenance plans is the ability to pay in advance for a year’s worth of visits (2-3 visits) from your contractor at once and forget about it for the rest of the year.
What Affects the Price?
Many factors affect the cost of your maintenance program. If your roof has special circumstances such as the size, condition or layout, access restrictions, these can all increase the price. It’s usually best to have our maintenance roofers look at your roof and provide a custom quote for your maintenance plan.
It is best to have an initial inspection carried out and have any remedial works carried out before starting with a maintenance plan. This will allow us to assess your roof condition and advise you on the best course of action. Starting a roof maintenance package without having your roof at a good standard not only has the potential to cause ingress issues. It can also cost more when maintenance is carried out. The best time to sign up for our maintenance plans is after you have work done on your roof. This is the best way to ensure that your roof stays in good shape
If your facility has multiple roof levels or has areas that are difficult to get to, it could increase the cost of your maintenance plan. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about this, it’s best for your contractors to work safely and slowly, which means spending more time on your facility.
Access to Roof
Not all commercial roofs are flat; not all roofs can be walked on. Additional costs can occur when your contractor has limited access to the facility roof.
Height and distances of the roof can be multipliers for the cost of your roof maintenance. Sloped roofs often require the contractors to use a man lift or rappelling gear for roof installation. Contractors may need to rent conveyance equipment such as a crane or passenger hoist to move the crew and equipment.