A building roof serves as the first line of defense against whatever the skies throw at its inhabitants—wind, rain and blazing sun — so it’s crucial for that roof to be sound and well maintained. All it takes is one small crack or hole for the rainwater to get in. There go thousands of dollars in repair and potential insurance claims (not to mention the damage it can cause to residents’ possessions and property). Knowing how to maintain and repair what’s on top of your buildings can ultimately protect your bottom line.
No matter how durable the materials or how well they were installed, at some point a roof will begin to deteriorate under stress from the elements. Sections can begin to break down, allowing moisture to seep in and cause damage. The most vulnerable parts of a roof are at the perimeters and at penetration points, such as vents.
After a certain number of miles driven, you change the oil in your car and rotate your tires. The same concept should be applied to the maintenance of the roof. “The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) guidelines traditionally suggest inspecting your roof in the spring and in the fall,”
Roof Repairs and Resurfacing
Over the past 90 days, the association has been in progress of repairing the roof covering of our building using high-tech water-repellent materials. The dazzling white coating which is now covered with the roof will allow us to save up to 17% in month on heat insulation and heat exchange and, accordingly, on the capacity of cooling air conditioners. The costs so far on covering the light-repelling material on the roof are less than half compared to the costs that were made seven years ago.
NO SPECIAL ASSESSMENT TO THIS PROJECT. A picture is worth a thousand words.
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