Six reasons why planned preventative maintenance is a smart decision

Are you a commercial business owner or tenant? Are you considering a planned preventative maintenance schedule for your building’s roof? Perhaps you are looking for more information regarding planned preventative maintenance and the associated benefits? If so, this article will help you to understand more about planned preventative maintenance.

As you already know, your roof is your building’s biggest asset; protecting your inventory, employees, equipment and everything else from the outside elements. What this means is that your roof has the hardest job and therefore it needs to be properly looked after and maintained.

We’ve discussed planned preventive maintenance at length in previous articles and there’s no doubt that preventative initiatives in all walks of life are a good idea.

For further information about planned preventive maintenance, please read these related articles:

Six reasons why planned preventative maintenance is a smart decision

One – It saves you money

Emergency roof repairs can not only cost more due to increased rates for hiring a commercial roofing contractor, but cost implications should also be accounted for in a loss of business if your building needs to be evacuated due to a emergency situation.

By planning maintenance you save money by spotting small issues early, thus allowing you to arrange small repairs instead of large repairs or replacements.

A solid preventive maintenance plan will still cost you money on an annual basis, but it will be a fraction of the cost of a reactive approach to roofing maintenance.

Two – It’s quick and easy

Although a ‘planned preventative maintenance plan’ sounds complicated, it really isn’t.

Once we have agreed on the maintenance schedule and the formalities are out of the way, it’s then up to us as your professional roofing contractor to look after your roof.

We will check all the necessary parts of the roof as per our arrangement (typically once or twice per annum) leaving you to get on with running your business. You won’t have to worry about your roof anymore knowing that you are in good hands.

Three – A stitch in time…

We’ve all heard the saying “a stitch in time, saves nine” and although it’s a cliche, it’s true. A proactive approach to maintenance is going to provide you with a consistent and frequent update on the state of your roof.

Over time you will be able to take care of very small issues at an early stage so that these small issues never become big problems. Thus saving time, money and minimising the risk of any ongoing and severe roofing problems.

Four – You can plan repairs and maintenance

Any roofing repairs or advisory notices that do come up from our planned inspections can now be operationally planned. This can be planned in with your other building maintenance schedules and your budget, giving you more control over your business operations.

This also gives your roofing contractor the opportunity to plan too. It really is a win-win!

Five – Gives you peace of mind

Once you’ve organised your planned preventative miatenence programme you don’t need to worry anymore. You can rely on your industrial roofing contractor to follow through and you can focus on other more important tasks of running your business.

Furthermore, due to unpredictable and severe weather conditions in Scotland, particularly in the winter months, having a relationship with a contractor will mean that you can ensure you roof is prepared to deal with most situations and assess you roof after an extreme weather event.

Six – Increases the lifespan of your roof

When small repairs are left, they become bigger problems and can ultimately result in roof replacement and a shorter life span.

A planned preventative maintenance schedule will ensure your roof being checked consistently over a longer period of time. By taking care of small repairs before they become big issues you will not only save time, but a lot of money in the process.

As a professional roofing contractor it’s our job to ensure you get the expected tenure out of your roof and consistent and planned maintenance is the best way to do so.

Your turn

I hope you found this information useful in your decision making process. There’s no doubt that a planned preventative maintenance programme can save you money and time.

  1. Do you have further questions about planned preventative maintenance?
  2. Do you have any concerns about a planned preventive maintenance schedule?
  3. How can we help you with your roofing maintenance?

Let us know in the comments section below or call Industrial Roofing Scotland today on 01592 372573 to arrange your planned preventive maintenance programme.

Have a great day!

Jamie.