Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Roof Maintenance

Roof Maintenance

Roof problems are almost as inevitable as taxes. But as with taxes, planning makes roof maintenance easier to bear.

As you may be well aware, roof failures are expensive and normally cost twice as much as an original installation. The efforts to economize in roof construction often exert a strong temptation to management. Since the roof is normally a purely utilitarian part of the building, effort and money sometimes are chaneled to other, more visible areas.

A number of factors contribute to the high incidence of roof failures. Most failures spring from the site manufacturing of the roof, which is one of the most complex systems of a building. Some of the other contributors to failure are:

•Roof-mounted equipment.
•Wind damage resulting in tearoff or flashing damage.
•Buildup of debris on the roof.
•Plant growth on the roof.
•Ponding of water for more than 24 hours.
•Extreme temperature changes.
•Excessive roof traffic.
•Poor roof construction methods and procedures.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the very valuable information on your liquid roof. We have had several roof leaks on our commercial building. we will be calling to order

Dennis McKitrick
Bouise Property Management

Anonymous said...

I was reading over your blog. very informative by the way....I had a question regarding the compatability of your product with rusted metal