A commercial roof maintenance checklist can help keep your roofing system properly maintained. Additionally, a preventive roof maintenance program may increase your building’s energy efficiency and help protect your structure from mold and dampness.
Through routine inspections and maintenance, the service life of a commercial or industrial roof is increased anywhere from 30% to 100%. But what does preventive roof maintenance mean?
Here is a basic inspection checklist that should be performed regularly.
Inspections begin in the interior of the building. Inspectors look for signs of water stains, mold, corrosion, structural integrity issues, and other symptoms of instability in the building’s interior.
Visual Inspection of Rooftop Surfaces
Once the inspection moves to the roof surfaces, it is visually surveyed for issues that need to be addressed immediately. Obvious signs of damage on a roof surface might include the following:
Gutter systems should be examined to ensure they are properly functioning and free of impediments. Failed gutters or clogged drains may lead to ponding. Standing water can lead to expensive damage – especially on roofs that are asphalt based.
All roofs must be thoroughly examined to see what steps need to be taken to protect the roof for another season.
To prevent moisture damage, HVAC systems, roof vents, and other penetrations on the roof must be sealed. Any time new equipment is installed on a commercial roof, the roofing contractors should complete an inspection of the flashings.
Roof Core Samples
Core samples can tell the commercial roof inspector a lot about the age and quality of the roofing substrate.
What Is Included in a Roofing Inspection Report?
Once each part of the roof has been examined and tested, the roofing inspector will generate a report with the repairs or replacements needed, listed in order of priority.
The roof inspection report also typically includes:
The roof’s overall condition
The roof’s structural soundness
Areas of the roof that have been damaged or are failing
The findings of the core samples
Commercial roof maintenance suggestions
Photographs of the problem areas
The Value of a Professional Roof Maintenance Checklist
Minor flaws that are detected early can be corrected before causing structural damage. Call Nations Roof for a thorough 21-point inspection.
Nations Roof has earned a solid reputation for consistently delivering good value, high-quality roofing, and exceptional customer service. And because we have partnerships with all the leading manufacturers, we can develop a roofing repair solution that works best for your commercial building.
Additionally, Nations Roof offers NationsFM. This client portal gives building owners access to their building’s data, including photos.