Roof Maintenance: A Checklist for HOA Property Managers
A roof is more than just a way to keep the rain out. Property managers at HOA communities know that well-maintained roofs elevate property values and keep homeowners happy.
Watertight Roofing Services recommends the following roof-related procedures for HOA property managers:
Schedule regular inspections. This should be done at least once or twice a year, typically during spring and fall, but more often if you live in an area with harsh weather conditions.
Look for signs of damage. When you inspect the roofs, search for any of these signs and fix them as soon as possible:
Cracks in the roofing material
Sagging or warped shingles
Clean your gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause water to back up and damage the roofs. Make sure to clean them out regularly.
Remove debris. Leaves, twigs, branches and other items can collect on roofs. Regular debris removal is especially important in areas prone to hurricanes or blizzards. A debris-free roof allows for proper water and snow drainage, reducing the chances of storm-related roof damage and leaks.
Inspect roofs after a storm. Inspect roofs after a storm for damage and schedule any necessary repairs with your roofing contractor.
Create a roofing maintenance schedule. A well-planned and executed roof maintenance schedule is your best line of defense against potential problems. The schedule should include:
The frequency of your roof inspections
The tasks to be completed during each inspection
Names of staff or contractors who will be responsible for completing each task
Document all roof inspections and repairs. Track the condition of the roofs over time and ensure repairs are done properly. Documentation should include:
The date of the inspection or repair
The name of the person(s) who performed the inspection or repair
The findings of the inspection or repair
The repairs that were made
Keep records of all roofing materials and warranties. Identify the correct materials and warranties when it comes time to replace your roofs. Your roofing materials and warranties documentation should include:
The type of roofing material used
The warranty period for the roofing material
The name of the manufacturer of the roofing material
Educate your homeowners about roof maintenance. Emphasize the importance of regular roof inspections and how to identify problems early.
HOA property managers should prioritize regular roof maintenance procedures to ensure the longevity and functionality of roofs in their communities. This will not only uphold the value and aesthetics of the homes, but also provide a safe and comfortable living environment for residents.
Are you an HOA property manager in search of a new roofing contractor? Watertight Roofing Services has a proven track record of providing HOA property managers with re-roofing and maintenance solutions that have often exceeded their expectations. We understand that each community is unique, and work alongside property managers and their HOA boards to develop a roofing plan tailored specifically to their individual needs. Whether it be complete roof replacements or just some minor repairs, we can help. Call us today at 813-971-5404 to discuss your project.