As a property manager, it’s important to keep an eye out for the maintenance and care of your property, specifically protecting the big investments such as the building’s roof. Waiting until a condo roof has major issues could lead to expensive and time consuming projects. To protect your roof and extend your condo roof longevity, here are some tips to follow to increase the lifespan of your investment.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
This one’s probably the most important tip we can offer. As commercial roofing experts, we can assure you that you’ll alleviate plenty of headaches if you have your condo roofs inspected regularly. This way you’ll be able to spot any issues before they become a much larger problem. Your inspection schedule will depend on the size of your roof, as well as the material used during construction.
Repair Leaks/Damage Immediately
This tip really goes hand-in-hand with your maintenance schedule and inspections. Once you spot an issue, don’t let it linger. We know making repairs can be scary. Especially when you have to hire a company to come out and right the ship, which can put a dent into your budget. However, the longer you wait, the bigger a problem becomes and the more expensive it’s going to be to repair. Trust us, we’ve seen it happen before.
Check For and Clear Debris
After a storm, or a major wind event, inspect your roof for any debris that may have fallen from a tree or blown onto your roof. Tree limbs and leaves can wreak havoc on your roof and drainage systems. The sooner you can clear away any debris the better. You’ll also want to be mindful of pooling water, especially after a storm. If you notice any pooling, quickly disperse the water so it doesn’t sit around and degrade your roofing material.
Prevent Moss, Mold, and Mildew
The three M’s are not your condo roof’s friends. You’ll have to keep a watchful eye on this one. Moss, mold, and mildew can easily damage your roofing material. If you spot any of these on your roof, you should schedule an appointment with your roofing company. These materials are signs of lingering water and moisture issues. They can also lead to illness if not properly contained.
Check For Animal and Insect Damage
Nobody likes a pest, whether it’s a raccoon, squirrel, or the insect variety. No matter where your property is located, pets will find a way to your condo roof. So here’s what you should look out for when inspecting your roof: signs of urination, animal droppings, nests or hives, gnawed wires or materials, or strange smells. These are very common signs of animal or insect activity. If you notice any of these signs, you’ll want to give your roofing contractor a call so they can further inspect your roof for damage.
If you take these tips and implement them into your routine, you’ll be one step closer to ensuring longevity for the roof on your condo property. Don’t let small issues snowball and become larger problems that may lead to a complete re-roofing project. We want you to keep as much money in your pocket as possible, so don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.