Commercial Roof Assessments

As a manufacturer representative partnered with multiple reputable companies, RoofSource has the resources and expertise to provide building owners with honest and thorough commercial roof assessments.

Whether you’re planning a full roof replacement, conducting roof repairs on your existing roof, checking for damage after a recent storm, or just doing a regular maintenance check, there are multiple times during the life cycle of your commercial building’s roof system when you need a commercial roof inspection. For best results and to ensure accuracy, it’s important to partner with a neutral company, one that does not have a vested interest in selling you a particular product or service.

Our experts will evaluate every aspect of the roof system and make recommendations to ensure our customers are getting the best return on their investment.


Types of Commercial Roof Inspections, and When You Need Them

Your commercial roofing system will receive numerous inspections throughout its life cycle. Let’s discuss the common types of roof inspection services and when/why you might need to schedule them.

A new commercial roof should receive a thorough roofing inspection upon installation to verify that it meets building codes and manufacturer specifications and confirm the overall viability of the roof. Many manufacturers require this inspection before any roof warranties can take effect.

These inspections fall under the category of standard roof maintenance, typically occurring at least once a year. The inspector evaluates the condition of the roof surface and its materials, looks for problem areas that might need repairs, investigates prior repairs to make sure they are holding up, and advises you on the estimated remaining life expectancy of the roof.

These are specially scheduled roofing inspections that occur after a major event like severe weather conditions (e.g., wind, hail) or debris falling on the roof. The inspector checks the rooftop for signs of damage, roof leaks, etc., performs emergency service if needed, and reports back whether you need a roof replacement or basic roof repairs.

These inspections typically occur in the process of buying/selling the commercial building so buyers and sellers understand the overall roof condition and whether repairs or replacement are needed.

What to Expect with Commercial Roof Assessment

The exact procedures with roofing inspections may vary depending on the company or specialist conducting it, but the basic process generally includes the following:

  • Identifying the roofing materials used and their overall condition
  • Looking for problem areas — places that may need repair — and mapping their exact locations. Examples might include water stains, signs of ponding on flat roofs, shingle damage, damaged flashing, etc.
  • Evaluating solutions and their timing — which issues need immediate attention, which may need attention in the future, etc. — including a possible timetable for roof replacement
  • Compiling a roof inspection report and providing it to the building owner or party who scheduled the inspection

How RoofSource Can Help

Many commercial roofing contractors also perform roof inspections, but when you work directly with a contractor, you are working with someone who is directly motivated to sell certain products or services, and in so doing, you may be limiting your options. By scheduling your roof assessment with RoofSource, you’re working with a representative for many different product lines, so we can give you a better selection of solutions and options. We can also provide reliable referrals to roof specifiers, consultants, contractors, and other roofing experts to ensure you’re getting the best possible solutions for your roofing project, whether it’s basic repairs or a full redesign and replacement.

Why Partner with RoofSource?

RoofSource helps you streamline and simplify your selection of commercial roofing products by matching you with the best products for your needs and budget. We follow a simple process:

  • We listen, survey and analyze your budget.
  • We provide options best suited to your needs based on many factors such as building codes, project location, system features, life-cycle costs and available tax incentives.
  • We collaborate with specifiers and contractors, produce specifications and review bids to ensure you’re getting the best results.
  • We work closely with those affiliated with your project and have a presence on-site.
  • We follow up, provide a final review and report on the project.

Let RoofSource help you find the best solutions for your commercial roofing needs. To learn more about our commercial roof assessment services, contact RoofSource today.


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