Inspections are a must for roofing systems, especially commercial roofs. Without it, the system can sustain some damage that can cause it to deteriorate earlier than expected. Unfortunately, some building owners tend to have no idea where to start and as such, they put off their commercial roof inspection.
Here, roof system services provider Allied Construction Services gives four valuable tips that you can follow when assessing and inspecting your commercial roof.
Inspect the Sealant – If you have penetrations such as skylights on your roof, make sure to have your roofer inspect their sealants and caulking. As time goes by, it’s possible for these sealants to fail and requires regular repair and inspections. Otherwise, leaks can occur on your roof if it rains.
Inspect the Drains – The field of auxiliary drains of your roof will also have to be examined during the inspection process. Make sure these drains aren’t blocked and are as clear as possible so any water on the commercial roof can be properly drained to prevent leaks and structural damage to the system.
Have the Penetrations Inspected – On the other hand, if your commercial roof has pipes, drains, or HVAC systems on its surface, make sure to have an expert inspect them as well as these components are highly susceptible to leaks. If it is found that these components are damaged, consider enlisting the help of an industrial construction services provider like Allied Construction Services to have them repaired immediately.
Inspect the Roof’s Surface – This is probably the most important step of the commercial roof inspection process and one that only a trained roofer should conduct. By having a visual inspection of the roof’s surface conducted, any form of damage to the roof, no matter how big or small, can be spotted and repaired immediately. While you’re at it, consider having a roof cleaning service, remove any form of debris from the surface as well to prevent leaks and further damage.
Make your search for commercial general contractors easier by turning to Allied Construction Services. When it comes to roofing and building maintenance, we are your leading service provider and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (925) 297-5788 or fill out our contact form to request our service. We serve homeowners in San Jose, CA, and other nearby areas.