The roof is a commercial building’s first line of defense from natural hazards such as wind, rain, fire, hail, ice, snow, and extreme heat.
It is also the most vulnerable part of your building. Every day, your roof is exposed to weather and other elements that may contribute to decay and deterioration, increasing the risk of damage to the roof itself and the contents below it.
The best way to avoid roof-related problems and strengthen weather resistance is through regular care and preventive maintenance. Proper maintenance also prolongs the life of a roof and in many instances will allow for “repair” instead of “replacement” when a problem is identified. The frequency of inspections for routine maintenance depends on several factors, including the age of the roof, recent weather events, rooftop foot traffic, and conditions identified during previous inspections. That said, scheduling inspections every 6 months (fall and spring) is an effective way to make sure they are not sidetracked by the press of other important business.
A properly maintained roof is necessary to protect your building and the business conducted within it. Remember that a little maintenance can result in a lot of savings, especially when compared to the cost of damage from a small, undetected leak or a catastrophic roof failure.
Our commercial roof maintenance experts can reinforce your roof’s reliability by performing routine maintenance procedures. We’ll look for warning signs such as cracked caulk, rust spots, worn areas, mildew, bubbling, cracked roof tiles and curled or worn shingles. We’ll also look for signs of leaking and sun damage, then take the time to fix the problems we’ve found to make sure that they don’t get worse and jeopardize the protection of your roof.
Our 14-point inspection list is based off of our 25-years of commercial roofing experience and manufacturer’s historical data on leak calls and warranty data. Our checklist:
- Natural deterioration of the membrane and flashing
- Blisters, bare spots, fish mouth and pitch pans
- Splits in roofing membrane or composite flashing
- Buckles, wrinkles or ridges
- Temperature extremes (thermal shock)
- Gravel stop joint breaks
- Minor slippage of roof membrane or flashing
- Loose caulking *Loose metal flashing
- Debris, small branches, dirt or rocks
- Visually Inspect for positive drainage
- Examine all metal flashing and valleys for rust
- Review maintenance records of all roof inspections and maintenance performed if available
- Review manufacturer’s warranties and guarantees if available
- Determine most effective measure in repairing and maintaining the existing roof system
Periodic inspections and repairs include a full report with:
- Labeled roof sections by square feet with photos of each section and estimated replacement dates
- Types of roofing in each section with install date if available
- Section condition graded A‐F with the life expectancy of each section
- Damage broken into Emergency, Remedial, and Replacement with estimated costs
- Each deficiency section broken into: Deficiency Description, Corrective Action Description and Cost.
- Before and after pictures of any repairs
- Full Report Summary for the busy Executive
The following is a partial list of Roofing Services offered:
- SPS Foam
- Elastomeric Coatings
- Wood Shakes
- Roof Tile – Concrete, Clay
- Modified Bitumen
- Rolled Roofing