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PROACTIVE ROOF MAINTENANCE Why medium-box stores need roof asset management A N T HON Y V RO S S A roof is taken for granted until something goes wrong—and that something is usually a leak. When a leak occurs, the facility manager’s priorities are often limited to the specific repair, so the rest of the roof is forgotten until another leak is discovered and the budget takes another hit. This reactive cycle and those who let such events dictate their maintenance and capital expenditures are likely to spend much more than necessary on roofing. In addition, this approach runs the risk of shortening a roof’s lifespan. A reactive approach to roof maintenance is often counterproductive. It lacks reliable information necessary to develop a longterm capital improvement plan that includes accurate projections for future budgetary needs. That’s because the calculations of a reactive budget are based upon roof expenses from previous years with little or no consideration being given for spending that might actually extend the roof service life and save budget dollars over the long term. According to recent studies, the roof can “account for nearly 60 percent of (a) building’s total maintenance cost” over its lifespan (Roofing Contractor, June 2011). Maintaining a roof by merely reacting to problems costs an average of 25 cents per square foot annually (Roofing Contractor, November 2009). However, those with proactive roof programs in place spend on average only five to six cents per square foot annually. The lifespan of proactively maintained roofs averages 21 years compared with an average lifespan of 13 years for those under reactive maintenance. A proactive approach to roof management has saved our customers as much 66 percent of what they would have spent had they only reacted to leaks. The conclusion from such statistics should be obvious. Reasonably extending a roof’s lifespan through proactive roof asset management and preventative maintenance will cut a roof’s life cycle costs and increase savings over the long term. Deteriorated base flashing on equipment curbs. Deteriorated drip edge needing sealing. 34 I PROFESSIONAL RETAIL STORE MAINTENANCE I www.prsm.com http://www.prsm.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Professional Retail Store - March/April 2013

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S COLUMN
NEW PRSM MEMBERS
THE RIGHT PROVIDER WITH THE RIGHT PROGRAM
COVER, COAT AND COLOR
THE DARK SIDE OF PARKING LOT LIGHTING
PROACTIVE ROOF MAINTENANCE
ENGAGE AT PRSM2013 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
MANAGING YOUR PARKING LOT PORTFOLIO
SUSTAINABLE RETAIL OPERATIONS OFFER RETAIL FACILITY MANAGERS A GREAT DEAL
FOODSERVICE ADDS COMPLEXITY TO PM SCHEDULES
SHEDDING LIGHT ON A COMPLEX LED TRANSITION
THE OMNI-SHOPPER AND THE STORE
SOURCING: HOW THE RFP PROCESS IS CHANGING FM TODAY
ADVERTISERS' INDEX
RETAILER PROFILE: U.S. CELLULAR

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