How To Avoid Common Roofing Mistakes

June 22, 2022 | General
How To Avoid Common Roofing Mistakes

A damaged roof can lead to many issues and large costs for both your business and the customer. Your business will need a full-proof plan to ensure the roofing remains functional and durable to protect your client's roofs. Any mistakes made by your staff can lead to issues such as leaks, dampness and roof collapse. 

We know that your business understands that sometimes mistakes happen, but we also know how to prevent them. In this article, we are going to be covering just a few points on how best to avoid common roofing mistakes for your business.

Ensure your employees are trained correctly

Running any business is expensive, so we know we all love to look for ways to cut costs where we can. However, when it comes to installing roofs, both commercial and residential, cutting costs and using cheap materials will do more harm than good for both your client's roof and your business.

Carrying out roofing repairs for a professional business may seem simple, but the repairs will only be simple if your staff are correctly trained in order to carry them out to a professional level. If you let untrained employees carry out these fixes, you are putting them, your business's reputation, and your client's building at risk. See how Avenir can help you train your staff.

Overlooking Inspections

Even when it comes to installing EPDM, which is extremely durable, it needs regular maintenance checks to see if it has been damaged in any way. This can be due to adverse weather conditions, debris, or even animal damage. Just because you avoid checking your client's roofs when they raise concerns with your business doesn't mean that there is not a problem. 

The best time for your staff to carry out checks is the beginning of spring and late autumn. This ensures your clients know their roof will be able to withstand a hot summer and a harsh winter. Putting off roof inspections will only diminish the life span of your flat roof.

Using low-cost materials

In simple terms, you are going to get what you pay for when it comes to the types of materials you are using as a company. Going for cheap roofing materials is only going to cost you more in the long run, as well as making you one of the less popular roofing companies in your area with customers. 

A roofing system made with low-cost materials is by definition going to be less durable than if you used high-quality products. This means your customer's roof is more likely to be susceptible to leaks, crumbling, and deterioration. This damage will then in turn lead to a more considerable repair bill for your client. 

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