5 Reasons to Implement a Roof Asset Management Plan

June 20, 2016

Roof asset management plans are vital to the effective management and maintenance of your roof systems. If you read our last blog, you’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s in one. If that wasn’t convincing enough, here are the five biggest reasons you should create one today.

No. 1 Being proactive vs. reactive.
Without a plan for the regular maintenance of your roofs, it’s easy to be caught in a reactive cycle. A roof asset management plan and the proactive maintenance schedule that results, if followed, can increase the service life of your roof and reduce costly emergency repairs by your contractor. Longer –and more economical – service life are big benefits to being proactive with a roof asset management plan.

No. 2 Meeting your maintenance obligation under the manufacturer’s warranty.
The manufacturer’s warranty specifies that you take reasonable care of the roof system over its life. This equates to regular inspections, cleaning, and repairs. Having a schedule of activities ensures that you don’t neglect the roof and inadvertently void the warranty.

No. 3 Historical data all in one place.
Most contractors offer a software program for customers’ use. The program is typically accessed online via a password-protected interface. With a few keystrokes, you can review the characteristics of your roof(s), as well as past roofing services performed on them. It’s a simple way to store data that can help you track how your roof maintenance is performing against the asset management plan.

No. 4 Budgeting for future expenditures.
In year 15 of a roof, a facilities professional should know that they’re going to have a capital investment soon. A roof asset management plan provides a look out over the coming years to help forecast future roofing-related spending. It will be far easier to secure capital for a large reroofing project, if projected budgets and a history of past service activities can be presented. Additionally, the money requested will be less if regular maintenance is performed according to the plan; after all, it is much more economical to recover a dry roof than tear off an old wet one.

No. 5 It makes future work efficient for your roofing contractor.
Once a roof asset management plan has been created, the contractor has ample data at their fingertips. They know the current condition of the roof, its size, details, etc. They even know how to access each roof for future service calls and what the roof systems are comprised of. This shortens the duration of service calls because there’s no need to ask these questions or conduct core cuts. The information simply makes your contractor’s job easier.

Contact D. C. Taylor Co. today to begin creating a customized asset management plan for your roof(s)!