Replacing a commercial roof is a major investment and rarely in the budget. This is why annual roof inspections are extremely important.
A successful roof management program should consist of a periodic roof inspection and regularly scheduled maintenance. Annual inspections and routine maintenance reduce ownership costs, reduce leak frequency and severity, extend roof life, and reduce management inefficiencies.
Makes sense, right? Unfortunately, most organizations overlook the importance of annual roof inspection. Why? You’ve heard the saying, “out of sight, out of mind.”
Following the rule of, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ could run you the risk of becoming, well… broke. If action is delayed until a leak is noticed or damage is visible, the cost to repair has already become extensive.
Exterior Roof Inspection Items to look for include:
1. Water standing on the roof surface. There should not be standing water on the roof surface two or more days after the most recent weather event.
2. Discoloration of the roof surface.
3. Storage of material on the roof surface. If any they should be removed
4. Flashing – loose, buckled, pulling away from building or any other damage
5. Vegetation on or in contact with the roof surface.
6. Rusting metal pipe venting or other metal roof penetrations.
7. Gaps or cracks in the caulking around roof penetrations; i.e. vents, HVAC units, skylights, drains, etc.
8. Roof surface drains and gutter system free of debris.
9. Missing domes on roof drains.
10. Roof surface-cracks, blisters, punctures, or any other deformities
11. Cracks in masonry parapets or caps
12. Damaged, defective, or missing joints in masonry along roof edges.
For a FREE roof inspection call us at 1-800-31-STONE.