To maintain profitability in an economy of sluggish markets and
corporate downsizing, many companies are cutting costs in various
areas. All too often, one of the first areas to be reduced is
Maintenance is a tempting target for budget slashing because, in
a sense, maintenance means paying for things that aren't
broken—so the true costs of skimping on maintenance are
hidden. But when they come due, it can mean big trouble. This is
especially true of one particularly high-impact area of preventive
maintenance in which many companies fall short: roof asset
By de-emphasizing, postponing or curtailing preventive roof
system maintenance, organizations are realizing short-term savings
but creating situations that can have long-term and seriously
negative consequences. The fact is properly functioning roof
systems are vital to an organization's success, and they're under
assault 24 hours per day. Extreme heat and cold, ultraviolet rays,
heavy rains and winds, contaminants and rooftop traffic are some
common elements roof systems must withstand regularly.
Once a roof system begins to deteriorate, as it inevitably will
without maintenance, resulting leaks and other problems can affect
an organization's bottom line in...
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