Long-Term Roofing Plan Can Save Money, Aggravation

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From: Long-Term Roofing Plan Can Save Money, Aggravation, FacilitiesNet

The roof gets no respect. After it has been installed, it is too often forgotten — until it leaks. Even at that point, there's no guarantee that any sort of long-term plan for the roof will be developed. Instead, the roof may simply be repaired, with no attempt made to address the cause of the problem or to prevent future problems from occurring.

Treating the roof as an asset will both prolong the life of the existing roof and also lay the groundwork for ultimate replacement of the roof, when the time comes.

By correcting minor problems before they become major ones, the prudent facility manager can extend roof life and avoid premature replacement. Here's a look at key elements of the roof asset management plan.

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