Roofing problems can result in costly repairs and affect a structure’s safety when ignored. As a property manager, you have to make sure the roof is regularly maintained so the occupants stay protected and comfortable.
Here are roof maintenance tips for property managers.
Proper Roof Drainage
Trim or cut branches of trees nearby trees to minimize debris on the roof. Clean gutters and downspouts regularly to make sure they aren’t clogged. Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow, damaging your home’s exterior.
Inspect the Roof After Mechanical Repairs
The roof is usually treated harshly when equipment such as HVAC is being repaired. Dropped tools or the weight of the equipment can cause roof damage, which can lead to leaks or holes. 40 percent of roof problems are a result of human error. Have a local roofing company inspect the roof for any problem to avoid future issues.
Consider Your Location & Climate
Your location and climate can affect the wear and tear of your roof. Areas that experience heavy rains and high humidity are more prone to mold problems. Sun can cause premature wear on the sealants and other roof products. Wind, snow and rain can cause leaks and structural damage. Seasonal changes can also affect your roof differently so make sure to consider that.
Understand How Residents Can Affect Your Roof
Tenants can make additions or upgrades to the building equipment, which adds different levels of penetration to the roof. Ensure all seams and joints, sealants and flashings are in good shape. Encourage occupants to immediately notify you when they notice damage or leaks.
You can count on Howard Roofing & Home Improvements to take care of your roof. All our roofers are fully certified by our manufacturers, allowing us to offer comprehensive warranties on our services. We also offer our own workmanship warranty for labor and material. Contact us at (636) 333-1690 or complete our online form to request a free quote. We work with clients in St. Louis, MO.