So what should homeowners or building owners do to maintain their roofs? They need to set up a proactive maintenance plan that not only considers the local Pacific Northwest climate but also their roof manufacturer's suggestions for their particular roofing product. Definitely after every major storm that includes high, windy conditions, hail, or extreme precipitation in the form of rain or snow, homeowners should have their roof inspected.
"According to data gathered in a 15-year alliance between Firestone Building Products and ProLogis, a global provider of distribution facilities, with a proactive maintenance schedule in place, the average life-cycle cost is 14 cents per square foot. The average reactive maintenance life-cycle costs are 25 cents per square foot. a roofing system with proactive maintenance can have an average roof life of 21 years compared to 13 years with a reactive maintenance program, depending on the roofing system and building type."