Routine roofing inspections aim to detect and address minor issues before they worsen, requiring costly repairs. A well-maintained roof will improve the energy efficiency of the building and make its occupants feel safer.
Here are some key questions to ask during a commercial roof inspection.
What Parts Will You Focus on?
Your roofer should pay attention to the vulnerable parts of your roof. You’ll have a better understanding of your roof’s weak points by asking this question. It will also let you verify that the inspector is knowledgeable about your commercial roof.
Which Materials Do You Have Experience Installing
Some of the most popular commercial roofing materials include EPDM, built-up, TPO and metal. They come in various compositions and offer unique benefits. Make sure that the inspector has experience with the material your roof is made of before hiring them.
What’s Your Protocol for Emergency Service Calls?
Extreme weather events and accidents can cause severe damage to your roof in a short period of time. Ask for specific details on how the roofing company handles emergencies.
How Will You Document the Service History?
Ask your inspector how they will record the inspection process. Inspectors usually provide CAD drawings, aerial shots or schematics detailing the roof’s condition. Accurate and detailed documentation will help you evaluate your roof’s condition and plan for future roofing decisions.
Will You Take Photos of the Problem Areas?
Only trained roofing professionals should climb up onto the roof. This is to ensure your safety and prevent unintentional roof damage. Ask for before and after photos as proof of damage and repairs.
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