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Maintain confidence by maintaining your facility


  • Most systems and equipment require scheduled maintenance regimens. The roof assembly works equal to or more than other operations but often is forgotten until it fails to provide protection. A comprehensive roof maintenance program is critical to ensuring roofs can perform their primary function.

  • Many studies show consistency in adhering to an inspection and repair schedule results in longer roof life and long-term lower roof costs. Keeping insulation dry and in good condition is at the forefront of achieving the lowest expenditure possible.

  • Basic maintenance tasks can be completed at regular intervals by in-house employees with little to no training. Maintaining a clear flow to drain and looking over roof areas accessed by other trades can lighten the load between primary maintenance inspections.

  • Implementation of an active leak plan before issues arise alleviates the stress of the situation and expedites the process. Established contractor pricing, documentation methodology, and maintenance schedules lead to simple solutions.


  • Documentation of leak events can provide valuable information regarding continuing issues, annual maintenance, warranty compliance, and insurance claims.

  • Analyzation of archived leak data reveals causes of complicated issues, identifies recurring assembly deficiencies, and verifies the inefficiencies of a preferred contractor.

  • Similar issues at multiple locations give an overview of current assembly conditions and can lead to a more pointed blanket correction during annual preventative maintenance.

  • Initial leak documentation gathers the base information for the assembly Manufacturer to begin a warranty claim and tracks the process through remediation of moisture-laden materials ensuring continued warranty compliance.

  • Sans an active warranty, documentation supplies basic facts to begin and execute an insurance claim.


  • Failure to fully remediate moisture infiltrated materials will cost you energy, decrease roof life expectancy, and loss of warranty.

  • Wet insulation increases the heat transfer of the inside conditioned air to the exterior of the facility's envelope. A 40% loss of thermal value is not only realized by increases in energy dollars and roof replacement costs. Expenses often overlooked include damages associated with an accelerated maintenance schedule and decreased life expectancy due to the increased HVAC system load. In worse-case scenarios, the uncalculated weight of saturated insulation can warp or damage the facility's structural components.

  • Exacerbation of assembly damage can occur through several avenues. Emergency repairs can trap moisture within the assembly. As moisture temperature increases, gas conversion can cause blisters, culminating in split seams or membrane tears. Wet materials left unchecked also lead to loss of adhesion through deteriorated adhesives and disintegration of some cover boards. A decline in assembly adhesion can result in catastrophic failures in areas prone to storms or high winds.

The Ins and Outs of Leaks: Resources and Tips
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