Proper and regular roofing inspection plays a large role in the maintenance of your commercial roof. Without inspection, you won’t know whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced.
To make sure that an inspection activity is successful, follow these tips.
1. Inspect the roof surface
Your roofing contractor should do a thorough inspection of the roof system. For instance, the inspector should check for cracks, holes and fastener back-out on a single-ply roof. Meanwhile, built-up roofs should be checked for exposed felts and parts where gravel might be missing. Roof seams and transitions should also be inspected for cracks and holes
2. Inspect roof penetrations
Roof penetrations are any item or installation that protrude through the roof surface. These include drains, pipes and HVAC equipment parts, among others. The roof inspector should check if there is a sign of a leak around these penetrations.
3. Inspect the rooftop perimeter
During the inspection, the roofer should walk the entire roof perimeter to inspect every detail and edges. This will allow them to take note of any areas that may need attention. The inspector should look for signs of mold and algae, as well as soft spots and surface bubbling. Other roof components, such as flashings, should also be checked as well.
4. Inspect sealants
The roof inspector should also check areas usually secured with a sealant. These areas include those with perimeter flashings and penetrations. When the sealant in these areas fail, the roof becomes susceptible to moisture and water damage.
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