Important Elements of a Commercial Roof Inspection
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It is always a good time for a commercial roof inspection. It can identify problems with your property’s roof before they cause major issues such as expensive repairs and damage to equipment and belongings. In fact, a roofing inspection is one of the most cost-effective tools at your disposal.

At General Roofing, our inspections are designed to be convenient and detailed. We recommend you schedule inspections regularly so you can stay ahead of any potential problems. Going too long between a professional inspection can leave your building exposed to roof leaks and other problems.

What to Expect in a Roof Inspection

Don’t be surprised if the inspection begins inside your building. The roof inspector will look for signs of recent water leaks in the form of stains and even the presence of mold or mildew. If water is already leaking into the interior of the property, the inspector will determine where the water is originating from by checking the exterior for additional damage. Inspectors typically look for signs such as:

  • Holes in the substrate
  • Pooling of water
  • Exposed nails or other hardware
  • Damaged shingles
  • Cracked sealant
  • Blisters

If the inspection doesn’t uncover problems, you can feel confident about the roof’s condition for another year or so. However, if the damage is found, the inspector can create a plan of action to either repair or install a new roofing system.

 

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What to Do Next

A qualified roofing inspector will make recommendations and go over your options that make the most sense for your property’s needs. The inspector will identify all the major problems. The solution should fix all of the identified problems and make sure that water will not penetrate your building. The solution should be cost-effective and restore the quality of your roofing system.

At General Roofing, we perform free inspections in the California Bay Area. Contact us today for your next roofing inspection or for more information.