Preventative Maintenance Program (PMP)

Preventative Maintenance Program (PMP)

A new roof is one of the biggest investments you can make for your home or business.  MAG Roofing wants to help you get the most out of your roofing system.  We encourage building owners, property and facility managers and homeowners to perform annual roof inspections and make vital repairs before cooler weather sets in.  Here are a few key areas that require special attention in the fall season to help ensure that your roof remains healthy for years to come.

You want to know where the problems are before they become a problem, and how to alleviate them in the most cost effective way.  Typically roof inspections and maintenance programs are done every year;  ideally, once in the spring and once in the fall.  Also, we strongly advise to have your roof inspected after any occurrence where the roof may have incurred damage, such as construction, fire or a serious storm.   From these inspections we will define the areas of concern throughout your roofing systems, taking pictures and design roof repair plans that make sense.  Our team will scrutinize roof traffic patterns, drainage systems, base attachments and will also investigate the possible occurrence of any contaminants, moisture infiltration or faulty roof membrane seams.

Fall is a good time to perform a roof inspection because leaves and pine needles can cause serious damage to any roof.  Here are a few key areas that require special attention to help ensure that your roof remains healthy for years to come.

  • Commercial Flat roofs:

A little moisture can cause the leaves to biodegrade into a soggy heavy mass clogging drains, blocking scuppers in turn creating mold, fungi and mildew.  If not promptly removed, the debris can lead to backed up water, increasing the weight load on the roof deck.  Organic debris can create roots and grow into your roof system causing serious damage and ultimately leaking.  Keeping drains and scuppers clear is the single most important maintenance task.  Any drainage clogs will trap standing water on the roof and lead to the hassle and inconvenience of a leak repair.  The ideal time for you to undertake a flat roof inspection should be a cool dry day when there is no dampness on the roof.  This will provide you with a better opportunity to see where the pooling water will collect by identifying the remaining sediment and debris.

During your inspection, be sure to check for splits and cracks near vents, stacks, expansion joints, wall and perimeters.  These areas are stressed the most when the building shifts as the temperatures rise and fall.  Inspecting your flat roof in the fall provides you the opportunity to check for damage caused by the summer sun and heat, such as roof blisters.  Roof blistering occurs when air is trapped between the layers of felt or the felt and substrate.  When the air heats, it moves and causes the separation of felts.  Roof blistering can lead to a puncture, meaning the blister breaks.  Then this happens, water can pass through the roof, causing problems within your facility.

  • Residential Shingled roofs:

The wide range of severe weather—the heavy rains, strong winds, thunderstorms and certainly tropical storms and hurricanes, can wear down the materials and structural integrity of your roof. Worn-down roofing materials can allow water to move into underlying areas, damaging the rest of your roof and structural components of the roof and building. Leaves and other debris can rot, become a habitat for animals and collect water, further compromising your roof. Roof leaks, wall cracks, material penetration, missing shingles, damaged gutters can all lead to more serious underlying problems with your roof if neglected.

The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends you hire a professional roofing contractor to assist you with checking your roof.  In addition to disposing of leaves and debris, a qualified roofing contractor has the ability to water-test both the internal and external drains and inspect gutters and downspouts.  He also has the knowledge to check the little things that can escape the notice of a maintenance crew, such as examining strainers to ensure that they are in place and the bolts holding them are secure.  It takes a trained eye to recognize early problems with sealants, flashing, mortar, seams and penetrations.  Gutter and downspouts should be checked for sagging, loose connections and broken or missing fasteners.

With our Preventative Maintenance Program (PMP) you will stay informed of your roofs problems areas and all associated costs.

In summarization:

  • We will evaluate your roof by a making detailed reports of all concerning conditions.
  • Photos are taken of any discrepancies to enable a better understanding of the roofing repair plans.
  • We work with you choosing the best materials, applications and resolutions for each roofing system.
  • Our hands on approach offers detailed and time sensitive information in which you can count on to determine your future roofing costs.
Don’t put off your roof inspection until you notice issues, by then it could be too late for a low-cost repair.  Call today to perform a professional and in depth roof inspection.  Giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your roof is in the best possible shape for any type of weather.