By the time many organizations consider implementing a roof-management plan, they actually need a roof-replacement program. The obligation to fund and implement roof replacements has trumped any opportunities to maintain and repair roofs.
If a manager can extend the life of each roof by one year, the organization can break even on the cost of a roof-management plan. If a manager can extend each roof's life by two or three years, the plan can reduce roof expenditures by a multiple of its costs.
So why don't most organizations have a viable inspection and maintenance plan? Is it inertia, or a "We've never done it that way before" mentality, or a fear of the unknown? It's hard to fathom. What is certain, though, is that most plans never get started. What also is certain is that even a minimal plan is better than no plan. Roofed Right America makes a point to drive this home to every building owner.