Commercial Roof Inspections

Commercial Roof Inspections

Commercial Roof Inspections: What You Need to Know

Commercial roof inspections are critical in Alberta. You know how harsh the winters can be. You have fought through snow in all four seasons. Imagine the damage a roof in Alberta sustains over time. Extreme temperatures, excessive snow, high winds and hail are harsh on roof systems.

Roofing inspections and preparing your roof for a typical Calgary winter will save you time, money, and a season’s worth of headaches. While this article is focused on commercial buildings, the same holds true for your home.

Regardless of the time of year, all facilities need a well-maintained roof system. You want to prevent everything from leaks to roof collapse. Eliminate potential issues by identifying and correcting defects prior to the winter months. Facility managers and maintenance personnel should conduct a thorough inspection of the roof. They need  to determine the current condition and to fix potential problems before they cause major damage.

When is the Best Time to Inspect Your Roof?

Most industry experts recommend that roof inspections be completed in the fall — to prepare for winter weather — and in the spring — to identify and correct defects created by winter weather. The inspection should identify the problems at their initial stages. Verification is also essential to extend the service life of the roof system. If the defects are not correctly identified and repaired they can contribute to roof failure.

What are the Parts of a Roof?

Regardless of the membrane covering, all roof systems are comprised of similar components. The materials used for the components are the only variations. The roof system components are:

  • Structural deck (substrate)
  • Insulation
  • Membrane
  • Surfacing
  • Flashing
  • Metal terminations

All of these components combine to make a  functional system. Each component must be inspected for any damage that may require maintenance.  It is imperative that the inspector pay close attention to each component and that all of the identified defects be immediately corrected.

Renoteck Roofing has extensive experience with commercial roofing. Whether you require a replacement roof or repair work, they have the answers. Having completed projects throughout Alberta they are familiar with the climate challenges presented in each area.

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