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Paybacks of Preventive Maintenance

Investing in preventive roof system maintenance is worth the cost

To maintain profitability in an economy of sluggish markets and corporate downsizing, many companies are cutting costs in various areas. All too often, one of the first areas to be reduced is maintenance.

Maintenance is a tempting target for budget slashing because, in a sense, maintenance means paying for things that aren’t broken—so the true costs of skimping on maintenance are hidden. But when they come due, it can mean big trouble. This is especially true of one particularly high-impact area of preventive maintenance in which many companies fall short: roof asset upkeep.

By de-emphasizing, postponing or curtailing preventive roof system maintenance, organizations are realizing short-term savings but creating situations that can have long-term and seriously negative consequences. The fact is properly functioning roof systems are vital to an organization’s success, and they’re under assault 24 hours per day. Extreme heat and cold, ultraviolet rays, heavy rains and winds, contaminants and rooftop traffic are some common elements roof systems must withstand regularly.

Once a roof system begins to deteriorate, as it inevitably will without maintenance, resulting leaks and other problems can affect an organization’s bottom line in many ways.

 

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Infrared Scans

November 25, 2010 1 comment



Whitco Roofing can perform infrared scans. Infrared thermography technology is used to identify and record moisture penetration, heat-loss areas, and related building envelope deficiencies.

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Roof Coatings

Roof Coatings
Roof coatings can be used to restore metal, asphalt built up, modified bitumen, polyurethane foam, single ply ( EPDM, TPO, PVC ).

Sixty percent of all roofs in the United States are replaced prematurely because of leaks.

  • Roof Coatings will help prevent roof leaks, while extending the life of your roof. Most coating manufacturers offer 5 or 10 year system warranties on coating Installations.

Roof coatings are a popular alternative because it is more cost effective than a retrofit. Additionally, compared to a retrofit which essentially adds another layer of roofing material, Roof coatings create a chemical bond to the current roofing substrate essentially ‘bulking up’ the existing system.

A roof coating job can pay for itself through reduced energy bills in summer.
Americans spend about $40 billion annually to air condition buildings – sixth of all electricity generated in this country. Coatings reflect 85-90% of heat and ultraviolet rays from the sun- reducing your air conditioning cost by up to 20-30%.