Preventative Maintenance


If you live in Oklahoma then you already know how challenging the weather can be for you, but did you know it can be even harder on your roof? Snow, rain, high wind and hail can cause your roof to age prematurely and fail when you least expect it; which is why regular roof maintenance and inspection programs make good business sense for property owners and facility managers.

The sad fact is that most roofing systems are taken care of in a reactive manner. This means that leaks and other problems are taken care of after the roof and often the interior of the property has suffered damages. To extend the life of your roof and prevent miner issues from becoming a major (and expensive) problem, a preventative maintenance contract is recommended. Why?

Most roofing systems contain three key areas which should be inspected at least once per year, the roof deck, insulation and membrane. Usually a weak spot or minor leak in any one of these areas can be repaired or “shored up” quickly, easily and inexpensively, however, If any one of these three key areas develops a problem that remains undetected for too long it can easily damage the other areas shortening the life of the roof and causing a domino effect leading to a serious roof system failure, especially at transition points.

Did you know that almost 99% of all roof leaks occur at penetration or transition points? These are places where the roof meets a wall or another section of roof, air conditioning vents, drains, ventilation shafts, railings or even satellite dishes are secured. Regular inspection and preventative maintenance of these areas can drastically increase the life of your roof and help you meet the requirements of your warranty program. Need more reasons why regular roof maintenance and inspection programs by our team of professional Tulsa roofing contractors make sense?

  • Preventative maintenance can be done at a fraction of the cost of a tear down and re-roof
  • A regular roof maintenance and inspection program finds and eliminates problems before they become an emergency
  • Over 80% of all roofs are replaced prematurely.
  • Roofing materials have tripled in price in the last 3 years.
  • The average cost of a new roof is $10,000 or more
  • Repairs, maintenance and restoration are a fraction of the cost of roof replacement.
  • Roof Maintenance Plans are tax deductible. (Speak with your tax professional today)
  • Roof Maintenance Plans typically cost about 1% to 3% per year of the estimated total replacement costs.
  • Roof Inspection & Maintenance can save up to 50% over the life of a 30-year roof compared to replacing it every 15-20 years.
  • Most manufacturers’ warranties require you to have a roof maintenance plan for the warranty to remain valid.
  • 30% of roof leaks are caused where the roof structure starts, stops, and changes direction.
  • Less than 1% of roof failure is caused by defective roofing materials; leaving poor installation, severe weather, and lack of maintenance to blame.

At Blackhat Roofing contractors of Tulsa we want to assist you in making sure your most cherished possession is professionally maintained and protected. To do this we offer a wide variety of roof maintenance and inspection programs designed to fit every lifestyle and need. Give us a call and speak with a specialist today.