Now is the time to start thinking about looking at the requirements for spring maintenance. Some parts of the country don't get out of the snow until May, but other parts of the country are already having record highs. Here are five quick tips to keep your modular building in tip top condition & extend the life cycle of your prefabricated structure.
- RAIN GUTTERS & DOWN SPOUTS
- Check your building for rain gutter and downspout damages. Sometimes the winter storms have damaged your water drainage system, which if not repaired can result in damage to your siding or roof.
Check your roofing. Look for rips, or missing shingles, look in valleys and clean off debris. Roofs really can last 20 years with proper maintenance. It is up to you to keep your roof in tip top shape and the only way to identify maintenance needs is to get up there and see what needs done.
Special coated roofs (like foam) will change color when they are ready for maintenance. Built up roofs will come apart at the seams leaving water a way in. Metal roofs will leave gaps or pop fasteners.
Every modular building has a foundation system. If you have concrete or block look for signs of water penetration. If you have piers & pads look for weather erosion. When a building settles due to earth movement or water/rain/snow, you need to provide preventative releveling so there is not further damage to your walls and other interior finishes such as floor covering. If you see signs of building movement call a professional crew such as Modular Solutions, and get them to relevel your facility. If you are a state or local agency in Arizona you can utilize the MESC contract.
MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE:Preventative maintenance will always extend the life cycle of your mechanical unit on your modular building. While this is a monthly task, additional services are usually required when switching from heat to AC. At Modular Solutions, Ltd we have serviced mechanical units that were well over 20 years old and still in working condition.
All modular buildings have exterior finishes. Some are higher maintenance than others. Wood trims can buckle and warp allowing water to cause possible damage, stucco can crack or have damages from rocks or other human causes, steel fasteners can come undone or need a new powder coat. Damages caused by severe winter storms will lead to additional wear and tear on your structure if you do not take the time to fix it properly.
If you would like some preventative maintenance done on your modular building, or would like an inspection contact our professional team at Modular Solutions, Ltd
Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)