A flat commercial roof installed by Vanguard Roofing.

Commercial Roof Maintenance Plans

An Investment that Matters

Most material manufacturers suggest and often mandate a supplemental maintenance plan program. Often when reporting an issue to the warranty department, one of the first questions they ask is, “When was the last time your roof was professionally inspected?” Since no warranty will cover every possibility of damage, it will often not apply to circumstances that you or the manufacturer can not control, such as airborne or falling objects, excessive foot traffic abuse, or problems caused by other trades working on the roof or its equipment.

At Vanguard, we like to think of a roof as a kind of living thing. It breathes, stretches, and, unfortunately, deteriorates over time. In addition, the Northeast is no stranger to severe and prolonged wind, rain, hurricanes, heatwaves, and snow events as weather patterns continue to change. It is important that your roof is properly maintained throughout the year, so you can ensure that your property will weather any storm it sees.

Dramatic temperature fluctuations will also result in causing the accelerated embrittlement of your roof’s surface. It’s important to have your roof inspected semi-annually so any problems can be mitigated early on. Vanguard’s view is that preventing roof problems is more cost-effective and far less aggravating than repairing leaks caused by damage after the fact.

A damaged commercial roof before repair by Vanguard Roofing.

Case Study: Out of sight – Out of mind

Business owners are tasked with the day-to-day operations of running their company, often leaving the condition of their roof as the last thing they are thinking about. When this happens, a minor problem will escalate to a bigger problem until an emergency occurs.

Our client had just this thing happen when they called us to report that ceiling tiles had begun to fall due to water damage. We immediately sent our crew to investigate and found stagnant ponding water, which was leading to the roofing system failure. This ponding water had allowed moisture to penetrate the roof deck, which in turn caused the ceiling tiles to fall once the water reached them.

Vanguard removed part of the old roof, installed “crickets” to achieve a positive drain flow, and then added new insulation and membrane to curtail the issue.

Don’t let your business be a future case study! Call Vanguard today and ask about our commercial roofing maintenance plans. We have you covered year round!

Vanguard would like to offer you the following services as part of our proposed Maintenance and Repair Service Agreement:

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An aerial view of a thermal image showing damage on a flat commercial roof.

Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging marks a game-changer in the roofing industry. At Vanguard Roofing, we use Infrared Drone Scanning to analyze subsurface moisture areas. This technology increases accuracy and precision in troubleshooting problem zones. We also address undetected water infiltration to your roofing substructure. Using thermal imaging inspection lets us locate trouble spots before become visible. This step mitigates any leakage or deterioration prior to it becoming an issue. If you own a flat roofing system, we recommend including thermal imaging in your maintenance schedule. By staying proactive, we can detect water infiltration and heat escape that might cause moisture contamination before additional problems develop within your roofing system.

A pole extending from a commercial roof with damage around the base, allowing water to seep into the roof.

Material Manufacturers are confident that instituting a Planned Preventive Maintenance Service Agreement will: