When it comes to allocating funds for maintaining your commercial property, logically you want to know in advance whether a particular project offers both short and long-term ROI. Another key consideration is the amount of time a project takes, and how it might impact day-to-day business operations, or cause headaches for your customers or tenants. Waterproofing your building’s flat roof is a cost-effective maintenance strategy and a worthwhile investment because it offers a number of benefits, including:
Longer Asset Lifespan
As a property manager, you’re responsible for getting the greatest possible ROI on assets like the roof. Regardless of the size and type of roof on your property, a full roof replacement will be a major capital expenditure, so it makes good fiscal sense to take steps to postpone this expense as long as possible. Preservation tactics like waterproofing can add years to the expected lifespan of a roof that’s structurally-sound and free of serious moisture intrusion damage, and that extra time can allow you to plan and budget for a full replacement.
Savings on Energy
Extending the life of your existing roof improves your bottom line by maximizing the ROI of this costly asset, but having a waterproof coating applied that’s also anti-reflective can help curb the building’s cooling costs, too. And since expertly-installed waterproofing is designed to keep moisture out of the structure, the roof insulation is less likely to get wet and lose its energy saving effectiveness.
Preventing water intrusions into the building through the roof also minimizes how much airborne moisture the cooling equipment has to contend with. This means your air conditioning won’t have to work harder and burn through extra energy in order to maintain a comfortable interior temperature.
Limited Disruption and Inconvenience
A complete roof tear off and replacement isn’t just labor-intensive and expensive, it’s a time consuming, noisy, and messy project that requires cleanup. The re-roofing process can also cause inconvenience and potential safety hazards for your employees, tenants, and customers. In comparison, having a waterproof coating applied on the roof takes a lot less time, and it can be accomplished without causing any disruption or inconvenience for staff, residents, and visitors to the property.
It’s easy to find out if your property’s roof is a good candidate for waterproofing. Simply contact us at A-1 Property Services, and we’ll schedule a convenient time to perform a thorough inspection to assess your roof’s condition.