While prudent members know that roof maintenance is the best way to control asset value, a lot of them see it as an expense that will drive up their fees. “Let’s do it next year” they’ll say. This is where it’s difficult for the council to stand their ground. Year after year the voices in the back of the room chant “put it off…next year… next year.”
Roof maintenance is the easiest way to extend the life of a roof. So if they’re looking to put off anything, it should be the roof replacement – and that’s only possible if the roof is in top shape.
“Don’t Settle for the Lowest Bidder”
When the time comes for a large job or roof replacement, the board wants to hire the best contractor so the job gets done right. Unfortunately not every resident agrees. See this example of a roof that only lasted seven years. Saving in the short-term might make sense to some, however:
1. Additional costs can add up immediately with a low-bidder.
2. Anyone invested in the building for any length of time will want to reduce risk.