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Experts Commercial Roof Inspections and Surveys

A commercial roof is very important for the safety and security of a business. A well maintained and proper roof protects the insides of the building to keep the employees and workers safe and acts as a shield for the equipment in saving them from poor weather conditions.

However, a damaged roof can impact the abilities of your business to a great extent. It not only puts your building into risk but also has a negative effect on your profitability.

While the common roof damages can be seen by anyone, other kinds of severe damages require trained professionals to do the observation and inspection.

Here comes into play, the commercial roof inspection in which a trained professional performs the inspection process on the entire roof.

Basically, the roof inspector examines the whole facility and makes sure whether it is in the right condition and whether or not everything is according to the building codes prior to the purchase of the building, signing of the lease agreement. It also examines whether there is a legal problem with the facility. The complete property including the roof is inspected in such cases.

Most of the part of this assessment requires a brief and visual inspection. The following information is recorded in a commercial roof inspection :

  • Assessment of Fire Safety
  • Assessment of lead-based paints
  • Assessment of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
  • Inspection of wood-destroying organisms
  • Check for Radom
  • Check for asbestos Conditioning of roof
  • Removal of debris

By regular inspection of the commercial roof, you can ensure the safety of your roof and make sure it remains in a good condition throughout the year.

What Are The Benefits Of Commercial Roof Inspection?

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The commercial roof inspection carried out by a trained inspector helps you to maintain the integrity of your building and keep it compliant with the industry requirements. It also helps in documenting the roof’s history to have any possible insurance and put some break on the business's liability.

Commercial roof inspection also helps in reducing the overall roof maintenance cost as it notices and fixes the basic issues at the earliest before they transform into bigger issues and cause severe damage.

Overall, it increases the life of your building.

Here are the key benefits of commercial roof inspection :

Increases The Durability Of Your Roof

Because roofs are exposed to different weather conditions which results in degrading the roof. In order to increase its lifespan, you should keep an eye on the condition of your roof. Roof inspection at regular intervals of time increases the durability of your roof.

Helps In Efficient Functioning Of Your Business

A well-maintained roof ensures the employees and workers that they’re under a safe environment and not under any risk. This sense of protection and security results in increasing the efficiency of work which further leads to an increase in profitability.

It Is Cost-Effective

Because of regular inspection, many problems come into notice on time which prevents the roof from further damage, and hence, you can cut the cost of an expensive repair. Apart from saving the additional repair cost, it also saves a lot of time and labor costs.

Maintain The Temperature Of Building

Another key advantage of roof inspection, it helps in keeping the environment cool by maintaining the temperatures inside the building. A roof that is in a proper condition keeps the insides dry and better. It keeps the building cooler in hot summers and warmer in winters.

Helps In Increasing Overall Productivity

Since the inspection at regular times helps you to maintain the overall conditions of your commercial roof including the likes of durability, safety, strength, etc., your workers develop a sense of safety and focus on their work with more concentration and dedication. Thus, it helps in increasing the overall productivity of your business.

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What Is a Hail Damage Roof Inspection?

As you may already know, hail storms cause millions of dollar damage to the buildings every year. And because hailstones vary in size, there are fair chances of them to dent and open the surface of the roof. Most commonly, the hailstorms result in leaks and other severe damages to the roof. To address these issues, the good decision is to get your roof inspected after a serious hail storm and even any other harsh weather episode.

 

What Is A Commercial Roof Survey ?

Although commercial roof inspections and commercial roof surveys are used interchangeably, both the processes are different from one another.

A commercial roof survey is also carried out by a trained roofing contractor or inspector who examines the condition of the roof against insulation, quality of the membrane, and the integrity of the overall structure.

The roof surveys are performed deeply with not just the visual examination but the core samples and measurements are also taken by the roofing contractor.

The following information is collected in a roof survey :

  • Quality of roof membrane, insulation, and deck
  • Condition of gutter and sewers
  • Condition of walls surfacesSlope of roof
  • Drainage system Standing water
  • Checks whether or not there are requirements of additional drain and gutter.

After finishing the survey, the roofing contractor sends a detailed report that contains all the technical specifications, observations, conditions, conclusions, and possible recommendations that needed to be done. It is basically a professional document that contains each and every aspect of the roof survey. You can expect images of the facility roof with an in-depth description of the condition.

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What Are The Advantages Of A Commercial Roof Survey?

A correctly performed commercial roof survey helps you to visualize the potential damages of your roof structure along with several other issues.

The main advantages of a commercial roof survey are as follows :

Offers Timely Solutions

A roof survey uncovers the potential damages of your roof, therefore you can fix the problems before they get worse.

Help You In Taking Better Decisions

Roof survey helps you in making better decisions by providing a detailed report and a thorough view of the overall condition of your roof. For example: If you're planning for a new roof, the condition of your existing roof will help you in making the right choices.

Safe Purchasing

A roof survey is a must if you're planning to buy a new property. It will help you to know about the existing flaws and conditions of the roof which you can use to negotiate the price with the owner in the name of accommodating potential repairs.

Helps In Getting An Insurance

A roof survey identifies the problems in your commercial roof which can be used for claiming the insurance for repair work. It simply means you can install a new roof without having to spend a large amount.

What Is Infrared Moisture Survey?

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An infrared moisture survey is very common during a commercial roof survey. It is basically carried out to check the quality of insulation.

Infrared Moisture Survey helps in visualizing the issues with the roof that can not be seen with a naked eye.

Generally, the roofing contractor takes the photos of the entire roof with his infrared camera, in the evening. These pictures give a lot of information about the insulation and show where the insulation is poor beneath the roof membrane.

With the help of these pictures, it becomes easier to determine where the insulation needs to be replaced.

When Should I Schedule A Roof Survey?

Typically, a full roof survey is carried out before a new roof project. You can ask a number of roofing professionals to quote the project. After getting your call, they will carry out their surveys and quote the project and then you can select the one who is more suitable to you.

The good idea is to call the contractors early in the spring. Whenever you are ready to repair or install a new roof, call multiple contractors to schedule their surveys on your facility at different dates.

After that, you may line up your quote and plan your roofing project before the season starts and contractors get engaged in other projects.

What Should I do After A Roof Survey?

Once you receive the roof survey reports, you can plan your project accordingly.

And because you have a number of survey reports from multiple contractors, you need to select the work of the one that seems more legit. In case you're unable to understand the things in the report, you can ask the contractors to elaborate the details.

With the help of survey reports, you can outline the needs and requirements of your commercial building and can determine what needs to be done. It is up to you what you want to do in your facility; repair, replace or restore. You can plan your project by deciding every single thing you need, from the type of materials to the area you want to be repaired /restored.

So, this is all you need to do.

We hope it helps you. We assume that you have understood the requirements and benefits of commercial roof inspections and surveys and hope you make better decisions for your commercial property.

If you notice any signs that warrant a roof repair, it is best to act immediately to avoid deterioration of the problem. Ignored repair needs will warrant entire roof replacement in the future, which is quite expensive. However, if you opt for the DIY approach, be cautious as climbing on high-end roofs is dangerous. Lastly, hiring a pro is the best way to ensure your roof is repaired appropriately. Types of services we provide:

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Common Questions and FAQs

How will I know when a roof system has problems?

There are many different kinds of damages that can compromise a roof system. This can make it very difficult to spot issues or damages. Invest in hiring a roofing expert to perform a roof inspection periodically. Our certified roofing contractors know what kind of damage to look for and where to look for them.

If My Roof Leaks, Do I Need To Have It Replaced Completely?

A leaking roof is never a good thing. However, it doesn’t necessarily warrant a complete roof replacement. How much repair and work needs to be done on your roof depends on the level of damage caused by leaking.  Contact us today and we can determine if your roof needs a repair or replacement. 

Will a Repair Be Sufficient?

We often get asked by homeowners if they can get by with a roof repair versus a roof replacement. At KOG Roofing, we want you to make a decision based on what’s best for you. There are a few key things to consider when choosing, such as how significant the repair needed, materials originally used, and the geographical location of the home.

What Questions Should I ask My Roofing Contractor?

As a homeowner, there are several key questions you want to ask your roofing contractor. For example, many people ask about the warranty on the roof. What a lot of people don't know is there actually is two different types of warranties. One covers the materials used and the other covers the labor and workmanship. Please read over your terms and conditions of each warranty. 

What Should I Expect During a Roof Replacement?

At KOG Roofing, we want you to have the best possible experience.  We work with you to make your roof replacement process as stress-free and fast as possible.  We have over 40 years of experience that you can leverage.  

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