Facility audits require time, energy, expertise, and, therefore, resources. Although performing a comprehensive and accurate audit will not be cheap, it is economical all the same because it is a necessary step in the effective and efficient management of facilities.

Facility audits should be a routine part of the facilities maintenance program. By integrating the findings of annual audits over time, planners can ascertain realized (versus expected) product life cycles, the impact of various maintenance strategies and efforts on product life cycles, and the future demands the aging process might place on the infrastructure of an organization. This information can be used to increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of facility use and maintenance efforts in the future.