The cost of maintaining a commercial low-slope roof can be quite expensive over its lifetime. The exact cost depends on a variety of factors, including preventative maintenance practices, weather elements, and others. You can always reach out to infrared consulting services to get a better idea of the cost of getting an infrared thermography scan, but it is must cheaper than replacing the entire roof.
The worst thing any business owner can do is wait until there is a problem with the roof before addressing any issues. Getting ahead of the game by detecting issues before they become larger problems will help reduce maintenance costs on your low-slope roof in the long-term.
Early Intervention Can Reduce Maintenance Costs
You can’t intervene on commercial roof issues without the help of IR thermography, in most cases. Very rarely do people spend a significant amount of time inspecting a roof on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis. Inspecting your roof daily isn’t necessary, but having the proper equipment to identify issues is critical.
That’s why IR thermography is used. This technology can identify a potential problem before the human eye can see it. When small problems become a large problem, the cost of the maintenance will rise. Infrared technology helps reduce the overall cost of roof maintenance since the issues identified can be fixed at an earlier stage.
Neglected Issues Can Make Cost Rise
If you don’t use infrared thermography on your roof, then you could be neglecting potential problems and not even know it. You may notice the water isn’t draining very well off of the roof during a rainstorm, or you may see water stains on the ceiling inside the building. Failure to address these issues right away will only lead to higher repair costs. Sometimes the issue is an easy fix, but many times it’s just getting worse by the day. Neglecting roof issues is the number one way to make the overall cost of your roof rise.
Schedule Regular Infrared Inspections
The best way to keep a budget on your commercial roof repairs is to conduct regular and frequent IR thermography inspections. This preventative maintenance strategy will essentially pay for itself when you compare it to the potential cost of roof repairs or a replacement.
Plus, a healthy roof can help reduce energy bills since the insulation will remain intact longer. There are many benefits a business owner will gain out of having a well-maintained roof, but those benefits may be non-existent without the proper use of infrared technology.
Infrared Consulting Services has been in business since 1988 and has helped thousands of businesses save money on their commercial roofs in the process. With the best-certified thermographers in the industry, you can ensure you’ll receive quality service to extend the life of your low-slope roof. Be sure to contact us for an evaluation and to start managing the cost of your commercial roof.