Certified Maintenance Professionals

A GAF Certified Maintenance Professional (CMP)

Your very best choice for your commercial roofing maintenance program
A commercial roof is a huge investment for a building owner, so don’t install a new one and forget about it. If you want something to perform well, you have to maintain it. If you don’t, you’re putting your property at risk of damage from leaks, not to mention the risk of your guarantee coverage being jeopardized.

The good news is regular maintenance can help you preserve your roof and enjoy many years of reliable service. A GAF Certified Maintenance Professional, backed by North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, can help you avoid costly roofing problems. Here are the facts:

  • Studies have shown that proactively maintained roofs last up to 60% longer than reactively maintained roofs.

  • Less than 1% of roof failure is caused by defective roofing materials; leaving poor installation, severe weather, and lack of maintenance to blame.

  • “Typically, the cost of a couple of service calls and maintenance repairs can equal the yearly cost of a maintenance contract.”—“The Russo Report: Selling Owners On Roof Maintenance—Part III” by Mike Russo, Roofing Contractor, July 25, 2012

What Wears Out A Roof?

  • Exposure... Either long-term exposure to the elements (sun, water, freeze-thaw, etc.) or short-term exposure to damaging air pollutants and chemicals

  • Structural Movement... Such as building settlement or expansion/contraction not accommodated by the roofing system

  • Biological Growth... Such as vegetation in areas of standing water or algae

  • Not Fixing Problems Promptly... These can add up to a much shorter roof life—e.g., if a small problem is not repaired, then a large amount of insulation can be damaged

  • Forgetting About Maintenance... This is perhaps the biggest cause of premature roof failure

  • Change In The Use Of The Building... e.g., an increase in the interior relative humidity of a building can cause severe condensation problems within the roofing system

Keep Your Investment Safe

A CMP’s job is to reduce the risk of unexpected expenses and unnecessary disruption that may occur if your roof leaks. Certified Maintenance Professionals will perform (or arrange for) the following vital services for your roof:

  • Perform yearly inspections
  • Communicate roof maintenance needs to you
  • Make maintenance-related repairs as necessary
  • Provide documentation to you (and GAF) that needed repairs have been made

CMPs can also offer GAF’s WellRoof® Guarantee Extension designed to reward you for establishing an annual inspection and preventative maintenance program. Your participation won’t just help you meet the maintenance requirements of your GAF Diamond Pledge™ NDL Roof Guarantee; GAF will also extend the length of your coverage by 25% — with no additional guarantee fee!

Ensure a solid return on your investment. Contact the CMP Program Manager Jen Long (jennifer.long@gaf.com) with any questions. Find a local CMP with our contractor locator (https://www.gaf.com/Roofing-Contractors). Be sure to click the “commercial” button before searching, then click on the contractor profile to see if they are CMP certified (in Awards & Designations section).

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