Commercial Roof Maintenance:

With any roof, the primary cause of premature failure is a lack of commercial roof maintenance. There is a saying in the construction industry, “roofs account for only 10% of construction costs but 90% of the potential problems down the road”.  A small roof leak can have a trickle-down effect in terms of physical damage, loss of business, and overall negative productivity.  Not only does the water cause damage to the roof system but it can damage the usable space of the building; including drywall, ceiling tiles, and even expensive equipment. Moreover, a simple leak can cause a reduction in employee productivity and customer satisfaction. 

It is viable that commercial business owners take a proactive stance on roof maintenance rather than reactive. Progressive Roofing’s comprehensive preventive maintenance plan backed by an easy-to-use browser-based interface makes roof maintenance easy so business owners can concentrate on their core functions.

commercial roof maintenance

No Maintenance

what does the data say?


of all roofs fail prematurely due to lack of maintenance. Regular maintenance costs $0.11 per foot less over the lifecycle of the roof. 

Maintenance Plan

how much can it save?


” Depending on the facility’s current maintenance practices, present equipment reliability, and facility downtime, there is little doubt that many facilities purely reliant on reactive maintenance could save much more than 18% by instituting a proper preventive maintenance program.”  -The U.S. Department of Energy

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Proactive vs Reactive

which is better?


On average, roofs that are maintained proactively have an 8-year longer lifespan than roofs that are merely maintained reactively (as problems occur).

In the world of commercial roofing, proactive maintenance plays a crucial role in ensuring the longevity and performance of your roof. While many business owners may overlook the importance of regular maintenance, it is a key factor in preventing costly repairs and extending the lifespan of your commercial roof.

Commercial roofs are subjected to harsh weather conditions, UV radiation, and other external factors that can cause wear and tear over time. Without proper maintenance, small issues such as leaks or damaged shingles can quickly escalate into major problems that require extensive repairs or even roof replacement.

Source U.S. Department of Energy [Operations & Maintenance Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Operational Efficiency]