How to minimise your commercial roofing repair costs

How do I know when my roof needs repaired?

As a business owner, you have to take many things into account when it comes to running your business, and this includes looking after your commercial premises. Perhaps more crucially, you also have to take into consideration the protection and longevity of your roof to avoid costly repairs. You certainly don’t want to pay for roof repairs further down the line if you can do something to avoid it.

Here at Industrial Roofing Scotland, we are experts when it comes to looking after your commercial roof and our customers often ask us how they can minimise their commercial roofing costs.

Let’s face it, no one wants to spend money on repairs unless they have to, so in this article, I am going to tell you how to avoid costly repairs that often occur out of the blue when it comes to you looking after your commercial roof.

How to minimise your commercial roofing repair costs 

As a business, I’m sure you’ll agree that cost affects almost every business we make and what we do going forward.  Money is money and cash is cash, if you can make a saving now instead of later, I’m sure you would take it.

The problem with roofs is that they can be fine one minute and problematic the next. The winter months can play havoc with your roof and the cost of repairs can soon rack up.

You certainly don’t want to hit with an unexpected bill for roofing repairs, especially when you haven’t budgeted for them. You might be better paying for your roof bit by bit, by that I mean that you take out a planned preventative maintenance programme to safeguard the life time of your roof.  If you haven’t heard of this before, keep reading on…

What is planned preventative maintenance (PPM)? 

PPM is similar to a car MOT, but obviously, it’s for your roof. Essentially your roof gets inspected once a year like your car would prevent any major repairs before they occur.  It’s really all about safeguarding the longevity of your commercial roof for as long as you can, without any unforeseen costs that arise out of nowhere.

It makes perfect sense if you think about it, if you look after your roof, it will serve you longer and cost you less in the long-run.

So why should you consider PPM? 

There are a number of reasons why you should think about implementing PPM in your organisation:

  • Your roof will be looked after by professionals, so it’s one less thing for you to worry about!
  • Any problems are often caught in advance, likely to be minor repairs instead of major ones
  • Any repairs that need to be carried out will be detected and you can plan for these in advance/year ahead
  • This also gives you the added benefit of being able to plan your finances more effectively
  • By taking care of your roof now, you will expand the lifetime of your roof and more cost-effective
  • You aren’t taking a reactive approach, but a preventative one, saving you hassle/problems that can crop up if your roof isn’t being looked after regularly
  • It sets the precedent for your building and a well-maintained roof looks better

What does PPM mean at Industrial Roofing Scotland? 

We created PPM to help our customers and take the hassle out of looking after their roof for them. Many business owners who don’t have a designated Facilities Manager who can look after their roof for them, have to do it themselves.  We understand that this can be frustrating and time-consuming when you have a million and other things to do.

PPM takes the hassle out of your hands and on to ours, as it’s our job to regularly monitor your roof for you.

Our service includes:

  • Visual inspection
  • Water drainage inspection
  • Cleaning up debris
  • Photographic proof
  • Full written report

All in all, I’m sure you’ll agree that protecting your roof and having a professional roofing contractor inspect your roof is better than doing nothing at all. Taking preventative measures will help you keep your roof for longer and will cost less in the long-run than paying out for unexpected repairs.

Good luck maintaining your commercial roof.

Your Turn 

  1. Have you thought about the future of your commercial roof?
  2. What measures are you taking to safeguard the life time of your roof?

Leave your comments in the box below and I’ll get back to you.

Have a great day.