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May 2014 News Letter

Service Works "Up On Top" Newsletter
May  2014

I once had a building owner ask me, "how can I tell if I'm going to have a roof leak BEFORE the rains come pouring in?" Short of a crystal ball, there is nothing that allows us to tell the future. But there is a great tool that goes a long way towards correcting deficiencies on the roof that could possibly cause leaks into the building. Preventative maintenance!!
Preventative maintenance is a proactive program of managing your roof so that as small items on the roof start to break down they are repaired before they become big items. A roof should be inspected twice a year and corrective actions taken to repair the items that naturally start to fail. All roofs have conditions and details that require maintenance. If you routinely inspect these details and make repairs as necessary, the useful life of the roof will be extended out tremendously. Plus if you have a warranted roof system, the manufacturer who holds the warranty will require periodic inspections and maintenance.       


We don't have a crystal ball. However, be proactive and have your roof inspected by a professional. Call your local branch of Service Works - Your Full Service Roofing Contractor. 




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Commercial Roof Maintenance

If you are a building owner or facility manager, roofing costs have always been among your major concerns. In its January report, Reed Construction Data indicated that a faster-than-projected economic recovery will accelerate commercial construction activity and push materials prices even higher than general inflation. 


Combined with today's soaring energy costs, it's clear that managing commercial roofing costs is critical, especially for owners and facility managers with multiple buildings. Education and strategic budget planning are the best defense to managing a building.

Where to begin?


Proactive versus reactive maintenance is a good place to start. Owners and facility managers who react to problems as they occur, pay an average of 25¢ per square foot annually for maintenance. Owners and facility managers who inspect and repair routinely (proactively) - before problems happen - spend an average of only 14¢ per square foot annually. Plus, proactively maintained roofs last an average of 21 years compared to an average lifespan of 13 years for reactive maintenance. The longer you can extend your roof's life before replacement, the more your overall savings increase and your life cycle costs decrease.



About Service Works

Service Works is Your Full Service Roofing Contractor specializing in 24/7 leak repairs, preventative maintenance, and reroofing. When it has to be done on time and within budget, you can depend on Service Works. 
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