Roofing 101: Commercial Roof Inspections for Your Peace of Mind

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Can you remember the last time you inspected your roof? Commercial properties are required to have a roof inspection performed to uphold a lease, regular maintenance, or when buying and selling properties. On the other hand, as the commercial building owner, you know the value of ensuring that your building stays in tip-top shape so your business can continue on without a hassle. Our team of Knights Roofing professionals will come to your commercial site and access your project. 

When is it time to perform a commercial roof inspection?

Commercial roof inspections can be crucial to ensure your roof is safe and doing its job. After a new roof is installed, a commercial building inspection should be done every two or three years to ensure that all maintenance and repairs have been completed correctly and there are no arising issues or concerns. You should also check your commercial insurance policy to ensure that your inspections are compliant with your coverage.

Why do I need a commercial roof inspection?

Which of the following statements apply to your commercial building?

  • It’s been over three years since your last roof inspection
  • You are concerned about your new roof
  • There are ongoing issues with your roof that regular maintenance doesn’t seem to fix
  • After general maintenance, there are requirements that need to be looked into

Whether it has been on your to-do list for months, or you are starting to see signs of wear and tear, we are here to help. We work with your budget and schedule to find the right fit for your specific building needs, and we do not make unnecessary recommendations. 

Make the most of your commercial roof inspection: What to expect

Before a commercial roof inspection, our team will contact you to address any concerns or problem areas you have found. Commercial roof inspections start from the inside of the building, looking for signs of damage or the route that water has taken in the case of a leak. Specific attention is paid to areas where HVAC systems are installed or low spots. From there, our team walks the roof, moving along the perimeter to the middle of the roof to ensure no areas were missed. We’ll review the entire site for any visible issues, and our team is also equipped to use thermal imaging as a non-destructive test method to see what is going on in the roof that the naked eye can not see. Some of the issues that we look for include:

  • Pooling water
  • Holes in the substrate
  • Cracks
  • Blisters
  • Uplifted seams, nails, and shingles

The type of roof and its materials are always taken into consideration in your roof inspection, as well as a history of specific roof issues. Once our team has walked the roof for any signs of damage or repairs, we work to create an inspection report. The report will include our findings, an estimate, and a solution plan and timeframe for any additional work. If your roof needs some TLC, the report will break it down as to whether or not it needs to be repaired, restored, or replaced. Each report is in your hands by the end of the week after the inspection.
If you think it’s time for your next commercial roof inspection, call Knights Roofing! Our highly experienced team will be able to find any issues that may be present, as well as provide a plan to fix them. Contact us today for a free estimate and book your next inspection!