Although it might seem like a hassle at the time, regular roof inspections can help you decrease roof repair and replacement costs significantly. Not only that, they can extend the life of your commercial roof by anywhere from 13 to 25 years. At Ainger Group, our commercial roofing company and team understand everything you need to do to keep your roof in peak shape.
Take a look at our roof inspection checklist and information below.
Type of Roof
Before you jump into your checklist, determine if you have a flat roof or sloped roof. The former is prone to leaks and surface degradation from standing water and weathering, which is why it’s important to check for holes, punctures, and granular loss. The latter is typically made from tiles, slate, asphalt shingles, and metal, and thus, must be checked for curling, bending, and granular loss.
- Visible Damage and Debris
The first thing you should do is take a look at your roof and search for any obvious signs of damage, such as dirt and debris, standing water, visible structural deformations, and blocked or broken downspouts and gutters. If you find any of these things, repair the damage immediately.
- Exterior Structural Components
The next step is to take a look at the external structural components.
- Drip edges
Each of these components must be inspected for damage, rust, missing components, and rot. For example, leaks are prone to form around vents, chimneys, and skylights, and failure to address them in the right time frame can damage the sheathing, underlayment, and joints. Don’t let your repair costs increase; always contact a commercial roofing company when you are unsure about components, etc.
- Interior Roofing Components
Without a proper roof inspection and repair, your roof is likely to endure interior structural damage. Interior damage is typically the first thing that homeowners notice – although on sloped roofs it’s important to note that the location of the damage might not point to the location of the leak. Regardless, any leak that has been left unattended for a significant period should be checked for evidence of mildew, mold, and rot.
Get the Roofing Services You Want
If you’re unsure if your roof needs a repair, contact our Collingwood roofing company today. Our team can take a look at your property and ensure that everything is in peak shape. Contact us today at 705-444-5712 for more information.