Looking Up at Academy and School Roofs – How to Avoid Costly School Roofing Repairs

You’ve got a roof over your head so everything’s fine, right? Wrong. A proactive approach to roof maintenance can lead to significant cost savings for the school.

At IKO we are experts when it comes to supporting schools and academies through the Continued Improvement Fund (CIF) application process. We work closely with financial departments to plan budgets and delivery full package roofing maintenance programmes under CIF funding. Put your bid application in the safest of hands by getting in touch with us:

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Roofs need regular maintenance and it pays to spot potential problems early. This is especially true in the case of school roofs.

You can wait for a problem to manifest, usually through leaks. In severe cases, a roof collapse will alert you to problems with your roof. A roof failure presents a major headache for schools – leading to classroom closures, interruptions to the learning experience, finding a temporary space for pupils and staff while repairs or even expensive remedial works are carried out.

Whilst it can be tempting to put off minor jobs until tomorrow, you run the risk of storing up bigger problems that become more difficult to resolve as time goes on. Regularly assessing your roof’s condition to spot potential issues early is essential. This means that work can be scheduled during the school holidays, minimising the disruption to pupils and staff.

This is the approach that was taken by Portslade Academy. When the school realised they would need to replace 24 roofs of various shapes and sizes due to ageing and poor insulation, all intrusive tasks were competed during the summer months with tapered insulation below an IKO Ultra Prevent Warm Roof System which addressed both the school’s insulation problems and improved the build-up of ponding water on flat roofs.

This proactive approach to roof maintenance led to significant cost savings for the school.

IKO can help you identify if you need to take similar remedial action before it’s too late, providing a FREE no-obligation roofing condition report which covers the entire building envelope and advise on elements where CIF funding may be available.

Put your bid application in the safest of hands by getting in touch with us.

FREE school roof condition evaluation and report