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Four commercial roof maintenance details you may have overlooked

18 Jan 2016 | Under Roof Insurance Claims, Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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“What am I missing with my roof repair?”

This can be a common question to consider if you’re a business owner facing potential repair damages. The best approach to owning a commercial building is to install a regular roof maintenance program. Even business owners with a proactive approach to roof maintenance can miss a few important details. Here are four roof maintenance details you may be overlooking during your maintenance program.

1.Report any potential damage at the first opportunity.

A regular roof maintenance program helps identify and repair even the slightest damage to help preserve the life-cycle and strength of your roof. If you notice any damage to your roof, it’s wise to report the damage to a certified roofing contractor, like R&A Contracting. We provide on-site complimentary roof inspections to help you fix minor repairs before they become major headaches.

2. Document all personnel or companies who have accessed your roof for inspections or repairs.

Are you tracking who’s been on your roof? Do you know they have the right liability or worker’s compensation insurance? If you experience a significant incident involving your roof, your insurance company may want to know who may be responsible for any faulty maintenance.

3. Know your roof warranty

Are you still within warranty? Most commercial roof material manufacturers require regular maintenance to maintain warranty. If an insurance claim is processed with evidence that necessary repairs were delayed or neglected, your claim may be denied by your insurance provider.

4. New roofing material prevents the “what if’s” of old roofing material.

Are you using existing material when new material is needed? If there’s any question about the quality of a material, whether it’s previously used or arrived as damaged during a repair job, don’t take the risk! The last thing you want is using questionable material when your roof is vulnerable to greater damage. It’s worth the cost of new materials to provide the peace of mind you need to run your business well.

I’d be an idiot if I did not take this opportunity to communicate to you how much we appreciate the way in which you conduct business and take care of our facility. In my experience you, and your team, are at the top of the list of all the roofing companies I’ve dealt with over the years. Thank you!

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

Eric and crew were really nice to have around. They were courteous, careful and caused little if any disruption. Their work looks good too! To be honest… a good experience with a product that I initially had misgivings about. I’m a convert because of Bubba, Sam and Eric. Thank you.

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

“I want to thank the crew at R&A for a job well done on our very leaky roof at the shop. It is certainly nice to have the drips and rivers gone from the shop when it is raining. I also wanted you to know how much we appreciated that the guys were able to stay out of our way and allowed us to do business as usual without any problems or interruptions. The roof looks great and the clean-up after the job made it so we couldn’t even tell you’d been here. Thanks for doing what you do so well!”

Jay Moore, President of Safe Way Tire and Auto Center

“My wife and I were on vacation when water pipes burst in our house. We got a hold of Craig and the R&A crew was able to start evacuating the water immediately. The best part was that they were able to start work before we even returned home. It was a very fast turnaround considering the extensive amount of water damage.”

Will from Dardenne Prairie, MO

“Craig and Mike came out in a timely fashion when we needed the work done. They did a reliable and quality job.”

Jerry from SLR Properties

“Craig helped us out tremendously with the insurance process. Timely and very professional.”

Lindell from Greater Missouri Builders (GMB)

“We purchased a house and there was some damage to the roof. Very impressed with the thoroughness of Mike’s inspection. Very comfortable with their explanation of what needed to be fixed. Most impressive was the way they protected our landscaping. Really liked the way they treated me as a valued customer, even though it was only a small project.”

Ross from Troy, MO

“I use R&A Contracting when my commercial roofs receive storm damage. They work on our behalf through every step of the insurance claim process. They perform all of the work and complete the insurance process, making our roofs better than they were before the storm.”

Director of Facilities for a large Property Management Company

“The team at R & A Contracting responded immediately when notified of our water disaster. They removed water-damaged materials and property quickly and restored our home even before the final settlement from our insurance company. They minimized how long our family had to live in a hotel and got us back to normal as fast as possible.”

Will from O'Fallon, MO