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Building Operating Management
Steps to Create a Roof Asset Management Program PAGE The Importance of Roof Maintenance Collect Written Roof Documentation Maintain Roof Data Electronically Survey All Roofs Prepare Roof Condition Report and Priorities Implement Scheduled Roof Repairs Perform Semi-annual Roof Inspection

Implement Scheduled Roof Repairs

By Edis T. Oliver Roofing   Article Use Policy

There are two types of maintenance programs: break-down maintenance and scheduled maintenance.

The term break-down maintenance is used in the mechanical equipment business to mean repairs made only when a unit breaks down rather than on a schedule. Break-down maintenance in roofing means merely fixing leaks when they occur rather than having an active preventive maintenance program. Roof leaks usually have secondary effects such as causing wet insulation, corrosion, interior damage and perhaps mold.

Scheduled maintenance and repairs can be planned for the owner’s convenience. The owner’s convenience may mean scheduling for optimum seasonal work, plant shutdowns, weekends or school holidays to avoid disruption. Having a regularly scheduled program for repair and maintenance work can also reduce costs because contractors are able to depend on a certain volume of work and staff accordingly.

posted on 7/1/2008