Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Importance of a Roof Maintenance Program


Building owners and facility managers are faced with hundreds of problems and tasks every week. Most would agree that the best way to tackle these challenges is to take care of the problem directly in front of you before you move on to the next issue. The issue then becomes, what if you can’t see the problem. Maybe it is something that can be destructive without much warning. Something like exterior water intrusion. Something as simple as a constant drop of water dripping in the wrong place can cost your business thousands of dollars in damages and hours of lost production.


The most common remedy for this problem has been cheap patches that will eventually fail. This process can cost facility managers hours of their time chasing and re-chasing leaks that could have been prevented from the beginning. In the long run this can take up much more of the limited budget that is allotted for roof maintenance. Despite this being such a massive problem, roof maintenance is often put on the back burner. As the saying goes, out of sight, out of mind. If you don’t know that there is a problem, how are you supposed to know how to fix it? The best way to handle this is by having a roof management program in place. Routine inspections and maintenance are key to maintaining a leak free environment. The issue, however, is too few building and facility managers have a roof maintenance program in place. A dry interior is the key to running a smooth operating and profitable business.

The IWS Leak Response Sealer product is specifically designed to take care of emergency leak issues immediately. It can easily be applied by maintenance staff or by a licensed contractor. Available in a cold fluid applied spray grade or a thicker grade for application with a brush or roller, these products can go over any surface, even when damp, making repairs quick and easy. It is self-leveling and self-healing while maintaining superior adhesion, allowing it to become part of nearly any substrate. In the case of the need for roof replacement, the IWS Performance grade roofing system can be applied directly over most existing roofing systems and save time, cost and the environmental impact of tearing off and replacing the present roof material.

Using IWS products in your roof maintenance program can save time, money and limit your company’s environmental impact. IWS provides a worry-free solution that will permanently take care of your leak problems, allowing you to focus on other building related issues.


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