The Value of Proactive Roof Maintenance

Posted by on: September 14, 2020 5 AM

Semi-annual roof surveys plus preventative maintenance services can save you money. 

The National Roofing Contractors Association's (NRCA) preventative maintenance study showed that regular surveys and proactive maintenance can reduce annual costs and extend a roof's life by 30%. Chamberlin's clients have seen proof of these results with our Proactive Roof Asset Management (PRAM) program. 

To meet NRCA's recommendations for best roofing practives as well as manufacturer warranty requirements, Chamberlin conducts semi-annual surveys of your roof and documents any deficiencies found - whether emergency or remedial. Our online asset management tool brings the rooftop to your computer screen and allows you to view all deficiency conditions, photos and repair budgets. From there, dispatching a work order is as easy as clicking a button.

The ultimate goal is to reduce annual repair and maintenance costs and extend the life of your roof. Start your proactive maintenance plan today and start realizing the savings. 

Case Study A - Maintenance Costs Reduced 85%

A multi-building campus in southwest Houston has approximately 75,000 square feet of roof systems that are over a decade old. After years of deffered maintenance, the building ownership decided to make a more proactive approach. Below are the annual repair and maintenance savings realized by the company over a three-year period by utilizing Chamberlin's Proactive Roof Asset Management system.

Year One - Baseline Year Two Year Three
Building 1 repair costs: $10,000 Building 1 repair costs: $2,234 Building 1 repair costs: $1,900
Building 2 repair costs: $7,800 Building 2 repair costs: $2,100 Building 2 repair costs: $1,300
Building 3 repair costs: $8,000 Building 3 repair costs: $2,165 Building 3 repair costs: $1,100
Total repair costs: $25,800 Total repair costs: $6,499 Total repair costs: $4,300

Common roof issue discovered: coating deterioration



Case Study B - Maintenance Costs Reduced 75%

A downtown high-rise office building in Houston with over two dozen separate roof areas showed a large repair and maintenance cost savings in just 12 months. 

Year One: $60,000

Year Two: $15,000

Common roof issue discovered: ponding water



Case Study C - Maintenance Costs Reduced 68%

A condominium tower in Houston, Texas, with a 20,000-square-foot roof saw their emergency deficiency maintenance costs drop from $25,000 to $8,000 over two years of preventative surveys and maintenance at the building. 

Common roof issue discovered: sealant deterioration



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