Create Fall Proposals for Roofing in order to set the date for budgets in the spring!
This picture of a roofing marriage proposal was captured on Google Maps. Now, only a roofer would find this proposal completely un-romantic because the love smitten guy just created a headache for the roofer and building owner. However, it does bring up a very important point for roofing asset management. Roofing proposals that will require higher budgeting approval should be turned in before the winter months and upcoming spring rains.
Here are some suggestions for a successful fall proposal.
1. Review the warranty documents on the roof and contact the manufacturer or a manufacturer approved roofer to conduct the annual inspection. If you are going to have to pay for an inspection, you might as well get credit for it and potentially reap the benefits of an extended warranty or have the roofer identify cost saving warranty repairs. This will also be an excellent tool for real estate professionals that are looking to buy, sell or lease the building in the next year. As buildings and portfolios change hands, a comprehensive roofing assessment with a manufacturer warranty report will help the budgeting process in the next year.
2. Instruct your roofer to assess the entire roof in the Fall proposal. If the assessment is comprehensive, then a facility manager can look like a budgeting genius. The roofer should identify potential expenditures and prioritize the spend by category: Immediate, 90 days, or annual. It is important to track the maintenance history of the roof in this pattern. “Entire roof” includes: exterior walls, interior roof deck, ceilings (stains, drips etc.), roof edges, interior walls, fascia & coping, expansion joints, field of roof membrane condition, penetrations, metal equipment and fixtures, drainage systems, base flashings, HVAC units and all mechanical devices, general roof issues (or marriage proposals!).
3. Partner with your manufacturer and your roofing management company. Good marriages are based on clear communication and trust. Partnering with a reputable roofing company and respected manufacturer will enhance the total roof performance and the success of the maintenance budgeting process.
Manufacturers and Roofers are setting their production calendars for the upcoming year and committing to a project or maintenance schedule in advance will often result in significant savings to the property manager.
RoofConnect is a nationally respected roofing services company. RoofConnect has successfully managed thousands of proposals and maintenance programs. Please give us a call! We would love the opportunity to help you with a Fall inspection and proposal.
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Guest Blog Contributor:Mick Handloser, National Account Manager - South Central Region for RoofConnect.
Mick can be reached at (877) 942-5613 or via email mick.handloser(at)roofconnect.com
Mick Handloser is a Registered Roof Observer (RRO), and a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association and the Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues Inc. He currently manages the accounts in the south-central and southwest U.S. for RoofConnect.
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