We’ve all walked through businesses with buckets on the floor and wet floor signs during and after a rainstorm but what does it cost that business? Although the cost of repair varies based on the extent of the problem, roofing material, and overall condition of the roof, there is more to the cost of a commercial roof leak than just what you pay to your roof repair company.
Not repairing a roof leak only causes more damage and increases the cost. In addition to the actual cost of the repair, you may experience other actual expenses including:
- Repair to interior ceiling and need to replace insulation
- Replacement of carpet or flooring
- Damaged computers or other equipment
- Damaged inventory or product
- Increase energy usage
- Insurance premium increase due to slip and fall accidents
Not to mention that as water damages your building, mold and mildew grow, leading to poor indoor air quality which can affect your employee’s health and the smell in the building.
Even if you were lucky and didn’t end up with many of the hard costs listed above, you may have other soft costs you may not have considered. For example, when you walk through a business with an obvious roof leak, do you think less of that company? Do you perhaps leave without making a purchase? What are your potential customers thinking as they walk around buckets or puddles or worse, get dripped on because the leak is spreading faster than you realized? How about your employees? Is the roof leak a distraction leading to lower productivity? Is one or more of your staff displaced and frustrated? All of these are real potential costs experienced by companies who have a commercial roof leak.
Don’t Risk Your Business
Although not every commercial roof leak incurs all these costs, many do. Once you add up what your real losses are, you’ll likely see that preventative maintenance really is worth every penny. Don’t let your building’s roof deteriorate beyond repair, call Suncoast Roofing Solutions at (813) 283-2544 for a maintenance inspection and repair estimate. We handle all roofing types and can provide complete services including commercial roof leak repair, sealing and roof replacement.