Making maintenance work

A contractor explains the basics of a proper maintenance program

"Out of sight, out of mind." "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

These phrases have become cliché but still are the pervasive attitudes among many building owners when it comes to their roof systems. As a result, roof system maintenance frequently is neglected.

When you discuss roof system maintenance with your customers, they may ask: "Which roof system elements require maintenance?" "What should be inspected?" "How often should inspections take place?" "Why do I need a maintenance program if I have a warranty?" "Why should I maintain my roof system?"

It is important to be able to provide good answers to these questions so your customers understand how they can benefit from preventive roof system maintenance programs. And by explaining how maintenance will maximize roof system service life and providing a proper maintenance program, you can cement longer-lasting relationships with your customers.