Commercial roofs need regular maintenance and repairs, but the owners and managers of commercial buildings fall into two categories: one group conducts roof maintenance regularly by a Dallas general contractor, sticking to a schedule and carrying out maintenance tasks at predefined intervals even when the roof does not show an visible problem, the other group of owners and managers wait until they start seeing roof damage and conduct maintenance only afterwards. The first approach is proactive, trying to anticipate and to prevent roofing issues, while the other attitude is merely reactive, focusing on the elimination of already existing issues, mitigating damage, but eventually reducing the roof’s longevity.
Another significant difference between the two attitudes is the related cost. While regular, proactive maintenance might seem more expensive because it entails inspection and roof cleaning costs even when the roof is solid is healthy, on the long run, it is the cheaper solution of the two. Reactive maintenance is usually lengthier, more complex, the issues detected are more serious and their repair is more expensive – if you also add the costs of having to replace the roof before the end of its forecasted lifespan and costs of the disruptions caused by roof faults, the reactive approach is definitely the costlier one, the attitude that leads to more roofing issues, more frequent disruptions in the company’s daily operations and ultimately more stress. Check out this