Just as your car requires regular maintenance to continue running well, your roof needs routine maintenance to function optimally over time. Routine roof maintenance helps prevent damage, wear, and the need for early replacement. In our experience, over 50% of water leaks could have been prevented with routine roof maintenance. Therefore, maintaining your roofing system can save you money in the long run.
At Midwest Roofing, we offer expert routine and periodic roof maintenance services at competitive prices. For previous customers, we store individual contact and roof information (including warranty and contract information) in our comprehensive database. Then our warranty administrator, Lorenzo Thompson, contacts each customer on a yearly basis to schedule annual roof preventative maintenance. We also offer periodic or occasional roof maintenance services to new and returning customers. Click on any of the links below to learn more.
Preventative maintenance is a yearly service required by the roofing material manufacturers in order to keep your material warranties intact.
During a preventative maintenance service visit, our skilled technicians will do the following:
The most important function of a roofing system is to keep water out of the building. The second most important function is to drain the water off the roof. Unfortunately, as time passes, buildings settle, rafters and decking deteriorate, and as a result, areas of the roof may being to collect ponding (or standing) water.
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) considers the following to be "standing water":
Solutions for Ponding/Standing Water:
Flashing details, drains, skylights, and air conditioning units are the most important parts of your roofing system. We have found that less than 5% of water leaks come from the general field of the roofing system, while more than 95% occur around these four elements. This is why Midwest Roofing pays extreme attention to them when working with the building envelope. We install extra layers of 11-pound ply sheets around all flashings, edge metal, drains, skylights, and equipment curbs. We also strongly recommend having all air conditioning units properly sealed by an authorized air conditioning contractor.
All Commercial Roofs installed by Midwest Roofing are sealed with a white elastahyde mastic. The cost of this type of roofing mastic is approximately three to four times the cost of other mastics, but it more than pays for itself over the long-term life of the roofing system.
I was very happy with Midwest Roofing's work. We had scheduled a different company, but when the season got busy they stopped returning our calls. This never happened with Midwest. They maintain good communication, and all of our calls were returned promptly. They were extremely competitive on the pricing. Mark was the supervisor, and he handled everything perfectly . . .