Preventative Maintenance – Six Benefits for Your Roof

As a consumer, it is logical to want to spend the least amount of money possible. It doesn’t make sense to throw away your hard-earned cash on things that are trivial or unnecessary. You want to make sure you’re making the right spending choices – saving money in one area to have more resources in another. Preventative maintenance, however, is a necessary investment and something worth taking into consideration when it comes to your commercial flat roof.

  1. Lower repair costs

Every time your commercial roof needs a repair, that’s more money out of your pocket. With preventative maintenance, not only do you reduce the number of repairs needed, but you also reduce the cost of repairs. This is because the severity of the roof problem will be significantly less, and thus simpler and less expensive to fix.

  1. Improve life of roof

Many consumer products on the market today are not designed to last. The same shouldn’t be said about your commercial roof. You want your roof to last as long as possible, which is why preventative maintenance is crucial. A roof can’t handle an unlimited number of repairs, and it won’t last forever either. With regular checkups, your roof will be kept in the best shape possible for the longest reasonable amount of time.

  1. Increase value (selling)

Say you’re looking to sell your property, or pass it along to the next generation to continue your business. A roof in poor condition is a deal-breaker! No one wants to buy or inherit a building with a leaky roof. Cosmetic issues with your roof will also turn away potential property buyers or customers looking to do business. How will you be able to take care of your customers if you can’t take care of your roof?

  1. Increase safety and reduce insurance rate

An unsafe building will cost more for you to insure. When your building’s roof is damaged and leaky, it is dangerous for both employees and customers to inhabit. Being able to include preventative roof maintenance in your insurance claims is peace of mind you can’t afford NOT to have.

  1. Improve efficiency

Think about how you take your car in for regular oil changes and tire rotations. The oil in your engine acts as a coolant, lubricant, and cleaner, and keeps your car running efficiently. Your tires keep your ride smooth, even, and safe. These maintenance services are necessary to keep your vehicle running smoothly. If you don’t do this regularly, your engine falls into disrepair and the life of your tires is shortened. The same principle can be applied to your roof’s care. Without preventative maintenance, your roof won’t regulate temperature or protect everything inside your building they way it’s meant to.

  1. Reduce service/repair time

Every time you go to the store to buy groceries, you know where everything is because you’ve shopped there many times before. With regular maintenance inspections, your Roof Care Specialist® knows what to look for and will become familiar with your roof’s layout and unique needs. This cuts down on the time needed to service your roof to allow you to get back to making money.


Sometimes it takes spending a little money now to save you tons of money in the future. Without investing in preventative maintenance, your roof care will cost you more in repairs and replacements than what is necessary. A NIR Roof Care Plan® covers all your bases when it comes to preventative commercial roof maintenance, from routine inspections to small repair jobs to keep your roof healthy. What’s more, our services double the remaining life of your roof, which saves you money from having to get your roof replaced. Getting a quote or scheduling an inspection from NIR is easy. Just click here to fill out a request form and a representative will be in contact with you to show you how NIR can help. 


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