Imagine that you are at work. Perhaps you run a factory or plant with lots of heavy machinery and equipment. You employ dozens of people who mill about all day, busy running machinery and producing goods. Your livelihood depends on your employees and machinery’s ability to run efficiently and effectively. Now imagine that one night, after a particular brutal rainstorm, a tiny leak in your roof that you had not noticed before, suddenly becomes water logged. There is so much rain and it’s pooling on the roof of your building, with nowhere else to go. Since it is the middle of the night, neither you nor any of your employees are their to see the leak go from bad to worse. By morning when you arrive, an entire section of your roof has caved in damaging not only your existing product, but some of your expensive machinery as well. You aren’t sure how long it will take to repair not only the machinery, but the roof as well. Plus, if it rains again, there could be even more damage compounded on what’s already been done. On top of all that, you have less equipment to replace the lost merchandise and less equipment to match the production levels that were occurring prior to the accident. This is a tough situation and if it sounds like a nightmare to you, it would be a smart time to look into industrial waterproofing for your building.
The process of waterproofing your roof is so easy in comparison to the process or repairing or even worse, replacing your roof. Waterproofing will usually come with a general introductory inspection, so you’ll not only be getting a reinforced roof, but you’ll also be alerted about any pre-existing issues such as cracks or leaks.
Industrial roofing services are also beneficial to you because they protect you and your employees. In the situation previously described, the accident happened in the middle of the night when no one was present, but what if it happened while employees were in the facility? This could not only be hazardous and potentially life threatening, but could cost you tens of thousands of dollars in workman’s compensation.
One of the biggest benefits, of course, is the cost savings. The cost of hiring roofing contractors to waterproof your roof is much cheaper than to spend money fixing not only a roof, but the damage done to machinery, product and potentially employees. Initially it may seem like an expense you don’t want to commit to, especially if you live in an area that doesn’t get a lot of rain or snow. The reality is, however, that water damage can happen anytime and anywhere. The old adage that it is better to be safe than sorry really rings true here. You will never regret doing all you can to make your business the best it can be, but you will regret cutting corners if the worst were to happen. A little extra money up front can potentially save you thousands in the long run.