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Maintain Roof Data Electronically
OTHER PARTS OF THIS ARTICLEPt. 1: The Importance of Roof MaintenancePt. 2: Collect Written Roof DocumentationPt. 3: This PagePt. 4: Survey All RoofsPt. 5: Prepare Roof Condition Report and PrioritiesPt. 6: Implement Scheduled Roof RepairsPt. 7: Perform Semi-annual Roof Inspection
Prior to performing field investigation work, facility executives should implement a data recording and filing system. It does little good to invest in extensive data collection in the field unless that information can be readily recalled and expanded in subsequent years.
While information compiled from records and surveys can be kept manually or electronically, electronic management makes it easier to recall, review and report data. Electronic record-keeping allows facility executives to maintain detailed records for each roof section, including warranty and repair information over a long period of years to provide for scheduled maintenance and repairs. There are excellent facility management software packages commercially available. One such program is the ROOFER program developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.