You’re a busy business owner, which means you’ve got a lot on your mind. Your roof is probably the last thing you think about on a day-to-day basis. You’re busy managing employees, dealing with customers, making sales, and putting out fires.
All the same, we’re going to ask you to think about your roof for just a moment. It could save you a lot of money, and we’re not just talking about avoiding costly repairs (though that is part of it).
Commercial roofs aren’t any more vulnerable than residential roofs, but they do have more responsibilities, so to speak. They shelter customers and employees alike–sometimes hundreds of both.
A roof that develops problems could become dangerous. For example, leaks could develop at unexpected moments, leading to slips and falls. This can become a serious liability issue.
Besides, commercial roof repair is, by its nature, more involved, intense, and expensive than residential roof repair. You owe it to yourself to prevent costly damage in any way you can. If you don’t have a roof then you don’t have a location–it’s just that simple.
So we’re imploring you to set a reminder to have your roof professionally inspected every six months. An inspection is a low-overhead proposition. Catching repairs early costs less than catching them late, too. Work it into your operating budget and make it a routine affair.
It’s not the most glamorous part of doing business, and it may be hard to think about when the roof seems to be solid, right there, and doing just fine. However, it is necessary, and it is a good business practice which will save you a lot of headaches in the long run.