What is a Roof Asset Management Plan?

June 2, 2016

While the contents of roof asset management plans can vary depending on who puts them together and how they go about it, generally speaking they are a chronology of past work orders and forecast of future roof projects. While it might seem like only facilities professionals managing a whole portfolio of facilities or sites would find this useful, even a maintenance manager of one single roof area can stand to benefit.

The plan helps facility/plant managers make better decisions. It assigns objective asset health values and documents routine maintenance. When you know what happened on the roof in the past and you know its projected life, scheduling a program of repairs and reroofing – and budgeting for it – is easier.

What’s in the plan?
The plan is likely to contain some (or all) of the following for each roof area being included:

The information is typically provided to facility/plant managers in both a hard copy format as well as via online access to a roof management system.

How is it created?
Most facility managers don’t have the time or roofing knowledge to put a roof asset management plan together without assistance. Rely on a roofing professional that has subject-matter expertise in the evaluation of roof condition; evaluating a roof in accordance with ASTM D7053-07 Standard Guide for Determining and Evaluating the Causes of Water Leakage in Low-Sloped Roofs; and has listened to your objectives and budget constraints.

Expect a detailed conversation during which you’ll share the roof’s history, goals for the roof(s), how the roof functions, your capital authorization approval process, and estimated capital availability both in the near-term and future. Next, your roofing contractor will survey the roof and conduct a full inspection including core cuts. This information will be used to rate the roof’s condition.

Recommendations for corrective actions and future reroofing activities will be estimated.

How often does the plan need to be reviewed thereafter?
You need to update it annually. As material pricing changes, the rough estimates for the cost of future projects/repairs will also change. Prices are usually only confirmed for 30 days out. Additionally, as new goals and objectives change (for example, a new safety initiative), the plan should be revised to reflect that.

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