The roof is one of the most vital components to a building’s performance and also the most vulnerable. It acts as the first line of defense against extreme heat and cold, the elements, and even natural hazards. When the roof begins to fail, it can have detrimental effects on a building’s performance.
A deteriorated roof can start to leak, causing unsightly damage to interior finishes, a rise in energy bills as the insulation begins to degrade, and it can also damage the building’s structural integrity. While those in the industry understand the importance of roof maintenance, many building owners may unintentionally adopt an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. This often results in a full replacement being the only option available to a building owner.
This presentation will demonstrate that by actively evaluating and servicing roofs throughout their intended lifespan, a building owner can actually save time and money, as well as countless headaches. Furthermore, by taking measures to keep their roof assemblies in serviceable condition, it opens up numerous options for coatings or overlays years later to further extend the service life.