It is if you are not having it properly maintained. Your commercial roof may be costing you thousands of dollars because it will not last it’s entire service life, due to lack of maintenance.
Let me give you an example: your facility 37,000 sq feet.
You install a new roof with a 10 year service life. The average cost to install the roof is $10 a sq foot. So your new roof will cost you $370,000 or $37,000 the cost of your roof per year ($370,000 / 10 year service life).
Now if you do not maintain the roof or have a maintenance contract the average roof only last half its life span or 5 years. If that happens your new roof actually costs $74,000 per year ( $370,000 / 5 year service life).
New Roof $370,000.
No Maintenance Maintenance Contract
Last 5 years Last 10 years
Replace again at $370,000+ Maintenance cost $7,400 p/year
(labor and materials will have an increase in 5 yrs) (typical cost to maintain roof is 2% of install price)
Total cost 10 years $740,000+ Total Cost $444,000
$370,000 * 2 (replaced twice) $370,000 + 74,000 (maintenance 10 yrs.)
As you can see a properly maintained roof will save you $296,000 over its life span or $29,600 per year.
Do you have a maintenance contract with an experienced roofing company?
Vanguard Roofing has over 40 years’ experience in the commercial roofing. We are a full service commercial roofing company that does; new construction, redesign and retrofits, and roof maintenance. We offer maintenance contracts for both roofs we install or installed by others. We keep roof history logs for your roof manufacturer’s warranty, which includes pictures, and inspection report.
For further information please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org