Commercial Roofing Inspection
When you own commercial property, large warehouses, apartment complexes, or any type of property that has larger or multiple roofs, it can be very time consuming and costly to perform regular inspections of those roofs. This is where we come in. Our team is experienced in performing extensive and thorough inspections of all types of commercial roofing materials. We will then create a comprehensive report that outlines the work completed, the results of the inspection, and our professional recommendations for the next course of action.
What is a Commercial Roof Inspection?
We emphasize that our roofing inspections are more than a simple look at the roof, it is a complete condition assessment. When we perform an initial evaluation of any roof, the first step is gathering actual field conditions of your roof and locating any deficiencies. After we fully understand the state of your roof, as we perform annual inspections, quality assurances, and quality checks, we will complete a more conventional inspection of the roof. In addition to extensive evaluation and inspection of your roof using visual cues and our years of experience, we may also apply the use of a drone for inspection. Using some of the latest technology in infrared drone thermal imaging, we can provide a highly accurate assessment of the condition of your commercial roof as well as provide actionable reports to a property manager, building owner, engineer, or architect.
A commercial roof inspection will include both evaluation and examination of:
- The general conditions of the entire roof
- Interior roof deck and all walls
- Exterior walls and parapets
- Roof penetration
- Expansion joints, seams, and patches
- Any drains
- Gutters and downspouts
Our inspections are able to identify:
- General roof condition
- Any storm damage present
- Where water infiltration is happening
- If roof repair is possible or if replacement is required
A traditional roof inspection is performed by an inspector who walks on the roof and will look for signs of damage and water infiltration. This can result in missed roof cues and will provide limited information about what is happening below the surface of the roof. We have seen roofs that appear to be dry at first but actually have water penetrating the insulation below. Using thermal imaging drones to accurately assess the condition of your commercial roofs, we can perform a much better evaluation which will lead to reduced costs of maintenance and repairs over time.
What Comes in the Roof Report?
The final reports for building and property managers are provided under the RoofLogic system. This system is a professional & comprehensive reporting process that is custom tailored to individual client needs and facility specific conditions. It includes a budget forecasting module that covers both types of capital and expense projects, projecting out 5 years. Once the roof inspection is complete, our team will go over all the videos, images, notes, and any samples taken and create an extensive report that can be used to help create a plan for what needs to be done next. This report will contain:
- A description of the facility that clearly explains which buildings were inspected. Included will be approximate calculations of the size of each type of roof.
- A site plan that includes images of the buildings and explanations of how the report should be viewed.
- Thorough explanation of the roofs that were inspected and their materials.
- The roof condition assessment and our recommendations.
- A per building assessment and explanation of what we recommend.
- This will include replacement or repair suggestions.
- Budgeting for the repairs we recommend.
Do I Need a Commercial Roof Inspection?
A roof inspection could be done for many different reasons. There may be a leak you have not been able to fix with multiple repairs, you may need to identify potential problems ahead of regular maintenance, you may need to evaluate the roof to meet warranty requirements, or you may want to assess a new commercial roof installation. We recommend having a roof inspection performed twice a year, once in the early spring and once in the fall.