One of the most significant mistakes a commercial building owner could make is neglecting to prepare a roof asset management plan or documentation of past roofing work and future projects. This plan allows you to be more proactive in terms of the dependability of your roof system. Some of the benefits of a roof asset management plan include:
- Extending the life of your roof.
- Enhancing your roof maintenance process.
- Preventing problems and leaks.
- Retaining the structural soundness of your building.
- Cutting down on costs of emergency repair and replacement.
If you don’t have a roof asset management plan yet, it is high time to develop one. Here are the essential elements to note in creating an effective and practical program.
A roof inventory logs all general information about your roof. Note that a roof asset management plan is created for the entire roofing system, so you need to gather data for every asset your roof body contains. An inventory typically includes:
- Roof photographs
- Location or site drawings
- Overviews of each section of your roof
- Projection count and square footage
- Installation year
- Types and materials of your roofs
- Roof access plotting
- Projected sensitivity level of your roof system
The inventory is fundamentally an audit of your roof’s characteristics, and it allows you to consider several factors when conducting a roof assessment.
A thorough assessment of your roof system’s current condition will allow you to get a glimpse into future roofing projects or repair works necessary. It is similar to a routine roof inspection where building owners or contractors check for potential leaks, damaged shingles, or debris. The only difference is that a roof assessment conducted for a roof asset management plan will have more external factors. These include the age of your roof, the location of your building (is it in a storm-prone state?), the types of roof, the quality of materials used, and more. A comprehensive analysis will allow you to estimate how long your roof will last and be more proactive and prepared for future maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
Future Roofing Work
Your roof asset management plan will also state the frequency and types of roofing projects you foresee over the next five to ten years. The data here should be derived from the inventory and assessment, and they should reflect realistic parameters and blueprints. Scenario-building is the best way to conduct the evaluation and outlining. Are you planning major structural renovations? Will you install a roof deck anytime soon? These circumstances could either improve the stability of your roof or deteriorate it.
Roofing Cost Estimates
By this point, you will have enough data to know the immediate and future work required on your roof system, as stated in the previous section. The last part of your plan should outline projected expenditures from these projects. Doing so will help you prime your overall monthly or yearly budget and make room for much-needed improvements or repairs.
Hire A Professional To Build Your Roof Asset Management Plan
You should update your roof asset management plan annually to add price fluctuations in the materials and labor contracting. It also enables you to adapt to substantial business program changes that may alter your goals for your building. However, since the development of a roof asset management plan could take a significant chunk of a building owner’s time, many choose to forego it. In those cases, hiring a professional roofing company to perform an audit and assess your roof system is the way.
DDP Roofing Services has a team of technically trained and dedicated roofing professionals, and we conduct roof inspections, repairs, maintenance, and replacements. We can help commercial building owners develop a roof asset management plan that safeguards their investments and enables them to be more agile in dealing with potential issues in their roof systems. Whether you manage a single building or have a portfolio of different commercial facilities, we can help you! Give us a call at 888-552-6220 or drop a message at email@example.com, and we’ll get in touch with you.