The frequency of inspections for routine maintenance depends on several factors. Firstly the age of the roof, recent weather events, rooftop foot traffic and conditions identified during previous inspections. So scheduling inspections every 6 months is an effective way to make sure you don’t miss potential issues with your roof.
What is a “Maintenance Map” ?
Firstly we conduct a roof survey and produce a condition report highlighting potential areas of concern using a traffic light system. Green – good serviceable condition, Amber – For us to monitor further Red – requires immediate attention.
What We Do
We look for signs of previous leaks or other problems to make sure that repairs have remained intact. Then monitor any areas deemed to be in danger of failing with our “maintenance map”.
A clean roof eliminates leaves and other materials that have a tendency to hold moisture, which can speed up the break down of the roofing materials.
Monitor nearby trees, checking if leaves are gathering on the roof and clogging drains and gutters and also clear them of leaves, twigs, and other debris that will prevent proper drainage and Check if the gutters are sufficiently secure.
Inspect rooftop vents and roof lights to make sure they are well sealed. Replacement may be necessary if the area is badly damaged or if vents can move.
One size doesn’t fit all
When creating a roof maintenance plan we know that one size doesn’t fit all. Which is why we will work with you and your current maintenance team to provide a full maintenance survey and action plan.
Why is maintenance important
The roof is your building’s first line of defence. From natural hazards such as wind, rain, fire, hail, ice, snow, and extreme heat. It is also the most vulnerable part of your building. Daily exposure to the elements can contribute to your roofs decay ultimately increasing the risk of damage to the roof and the buildings contents. Take a look at our roof maintenance blog HERE.
Develop a maintenance plan.
Whatever type of roof you have you can be sure we have the knowledge and expertise to provide a thorough and cost effective roof maintenance program. The best way to avoid roof-related problems and strengthen weather resistance is through regular care and preventive maintenance.
A warranty doesn’t completely protect you.
A warranty can give you a false sense of security. Even if it has a warranty your roof may not be repaired or replaced. Like other legal documents, every warranty will have exceptions, which also means that they have limited value.
Incorrect installation can invalidate some warranties. Most manufacturers require that you get a professional inspection every few years or after a major weather event for their warranty to remain active. Therefore if you’re unable to show proof that your roof has been maintained, you may run into problems if you try to make a claim.
Nationwide Coverage With Outstanding Service
Covering the UK and Northern Ireland, we provide the best possible service with fully accredited and guaranteed technicians.
Our expert team will work with you to repair or refurbish your roofs, ensuring as little disruption as possible to your business, as well as providing a cost effective and long term solution. It pays to get a quote from Elite Waterproofing.