Commercial Roof Inspection and Walkthrough
Hi everyone Matt here with Trinity Roofing and Restoration.
One of the largest parts of our commercial roofing inspection is the roof, believe it or not.
There are a lot of facts and things we got to look at.
In this case, I’m standing right over a peek, or the structural part of the slope. This roof was built to shed to my left, and my right, and push water to discover an alpha off the roof.
So, here you can probably see it in the video where there’s like a white line where the water is driving to the left into the right. You can also see some of the seams here, so we’re looking at this roof in total.
What Are We Looking for in a Commercial Roof Inspection?
One, see if there’s hail damage and see if there’s wind damage, see if there are any storm-related openings or maybe animal-related openings that are causing any kind of leaks. We are going to look at that throughout the entire roof. We’re going to make sure that the water flows in the direction that the engineers and architects intended the water to flow, and is not sitting.
There’s not any structural settlement on that roof, that is causing the water to flow in a different direction than what was intended. We are going to look at these seams and make sure there’s not a whole lot of bleed-through, and that they’re not separating right.
Those seams are there because that’s where the product ended. But there should be enough overlap because there’s not going to be water penetration.
So, if we start seeing those seams lose their aggregate, lose their stickiness, and their ability to hold it on each other, especially during a windstorm, that’s not going to be good.
So we look at these seams, we see, you know what’s going on with them, do they need repairs? do they need some kind of coding? or is it just going to need a replacement?
We’re also going to look at the modified itself on this roof and see what it is like. You can see this. There’s a lot of alligatoring is what we call it. When it starts, the membrane itself starts to dry out. It starts to stretch out, and you can see it looks like alligator skin or dinosaur skin where you see all the little cracks infiltrating through the asphalt.
Signs of your Commercial Roof Needs Maintenance
So, once you start seeing that these signs on the roof need some kind of maintenance, maybe just needs coding, maybe these are former placement. We’re going to look at the whole thing.
This part, of the worst section on this roof. so it’s not terrible motion, it looks pretty good, but we do want to look at the seams, the overlaps, the asphalt itself, and obviously, we’re looking to see if there’s any kind of wind or hail or any kind of animals that may have infiltrated into the roofs.
So if you need to get someone to look at your entire property order a commercial roofing inspection and see what’s going on with it. Make sure there’s nothing wrong with it, or just give it a once over.
Call Matt with Trinity Roofing and Restoration.