Roofing Tips For Property Managers
When you have a large property portfolio, it’s important to be proactive about maintenance and repairs. This is particularly true for the roof, as poor upkeep can result in leaks, mold growth, and expensive replacements. That’s why we’ve put together some tips for saving money on your property managers’ roofing that will help you get the most out of your roof. Greentek Property Solutions can help you keep your roof up to code and safe for your multi-family units and apartment homes.
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Before you find an agent or consultant to help you make decisions about the value of your roof, it’s a good idea to have a quick check up on the current condition of your roof. While your inspection is quick and usually involves looking at the roof pitch, a closer look at the roof profile can reveal issues and even determine if there needs to be a covered porch in your future. If you’re worried about a particular area of your roof — especially if it’s falling apart — it may be a good idea to invest in a professional inspection. All roofers can save time and avoid expensive mistakes by doing their own inspections. Until your actual roof inspection comes up short, you can use the information you get from the roofer you hire to create a baseline value for your roof. And you can remember each point the inspector brought up during their visit and use this information to estimate the current value of your roof. Even better, if you get a quote from someone you trust, take notes and review the quote with your own eyes to make sure it makes sense and is written with authority. While your roof can be an investment, it’s also something you need to maintain to protect your property and yourself. First, check that your roof is intact. Look at the current condition of your roof from every angle (even the way it’s perched on a wall), and note any major damage or significant holes. If the roof is leaking or the roof sheathing is rotted or damaged, the increase will be evident from these points. While it’s nice to have a professional inspector give the all-clear after the inspection, you might get a better value if you take a closer look at the condition of your existing roof and roof sheathing after the inspector leaves. Since the roof and sheathing are often on the same level, it’s never a bad idea to have a little extra peace of mind if the roofers did a great job! Reseal holes in your roof and patios using roof sealer to prevent future water damage. If your roof is falling apart, consider repairing it or replacing it.
Maintaining Your Roof
A properly maintained roof can last more than 50 years. To that end, you should keep the following steps in mind when replacing or repairing your roof: Every time you change the oil in your car, you’ll notice something odd about the oil change procedure. Clumps of dirt and dust are the first thing you notice, followed quickly by the smell of gasoline. These are pieces of debris embedded in the oil. These things are called algae and they adhere to the filter and seals of vehicle oils. These little plants (algae) are responsible for absorbing essential oils that are key to keeping your car running in the right direction. Algae grow in almost any type of liquid, but begin growing rapidly every time oil is changed. If your property has a coating on its roof, the algae will consume materials in your roof that are in direct contact with the oil. These include the joists, they can even get onto your deck railings. But the biggest nutrient leech is banyan and ficus trees, also know as roof algae. These trees are deciduous and require direct sunlight in order to survive. To survive, algae need an ample supply of particles suspended in a liquid. The two primary materials that algal growth consumes is fragmentation and organic material. Spreading out your new roof joists will allow enough light to reach the entire outer surface. During the summer months, light refracts off of the sunlight and hits your joists. Light that hits the particles on your roof will come to a sudden stop. The particles in your roof act like tiny, mini sunscreens and protect these tiny algae from harmful UV rays. By the way, you can cohabitate with banyan trees and their algae. The idea is that you would plant your indoor plants directly on the pallet of wood behind your outdoor banyan trees, creating temporary cover on your deck that would provide a filter between your banyan trees and the sun. To avoid harmful algae, you should regularly clean to surfaces that come into direct contact with your roof: Inspect your property’s roof once per year, if not more. While you may not notice an increased number of mold spores, these are also the beginnings of long term toxicity. Mold can result in eye, skin, respiratory, and central nervous system effects. That’s why removing any mold spores detected on your property is the first start of taking preventive care. With water. You know your pipes and their connections.
Mismatched materials can lead to costly repairs and major headaches down the road. You only have to look at a kayak to see how difficult it can be to maintain a durable, high-quality roof. If you don’t own a boat, you can still keep it looking spiffy by selecting quality roofing materials. When choosing the right roofing material, depth must be one of your considerations. You don’t want your roof to chat up against a wall, or roll away from a stud head. Roofing manufacturers tell us that there are 10 to 15 different types of roofing cores. Some are clear, and others are not. It’s important to choose the material with the most integrity. Clear or shatter-resistant roofing materials are the least expensive, so we always recommend the most cost-effective option (ie: the clear roofing materials). These have a lower tendency to yellow-top. Baseboard material is the budget-friendly choice. It is made of wood, plaster, or metal, and seats directly on top of the roof deck. Use it if you’re on a budget, as it’s easy to trim, paint, or add awnings. We also recommend upgrading to a covered deck installation if your roof is just shingled. Insulation is critical when choosing a roofing system. It’ll provide you with peace of mind by eliminating any worries about fires, warm Florida temperatures, and bugs.
Property Manager Roofing Is Easy With Greentek
Don’t worry about keeping your apartment home and condominium roofs up to code. Let Greentek Property Solutions worry for you. Greentek specializes in residential and commercial roofing projects. Call today for a free estimate at (877) 389-0632 or you can use this form to get in touch.
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