Roofing systems are the most valuable asset of a property and must be maintained and protected. Successful property management depends on periodic inspection and regularly scheduled maintenance of your structural roofing system. Periodic inspection will help you extend the life of the roof as well as reduce the potential of water damage to the interior of the building. Roof surfaces do not wear evenly due to weathering and other environmental exposures. This holds true for different sections of the same roof surface.
Proper asset management can increase the lifespan of your roof system with regular roof and structure inspections. The suggested times for routine inspections are in the spring, after the winter season, and late fall after the hot summer. Inspections can also be warranted following a major weather event such as wind and /or hail storms.
Roofing systems may fail due to a number of factors:
- Poor workmanship during installations
- Poor design of the roof system
- Faulty materials
- Weathering or weather events
- Trapped moisture or mechanical damage
- Neglect and lack of maintenance
- Foot traffic on the roof surface
Our roof maintenance program is a systematic approach similar to that of any other mechanical system requiring maintenance. Your HVAC systems for example require regular inspections and routine maintenance to keep them in operational condition. As with any other maintenance programs, management should assign this duty to a competent and trained professional firm.
Commercial roofing systems include:
- The roof membrane
- Roof decking
- Roof insulation whether it is below or on top of the roof deck
- Masonry parapets and copings
- Penetrations to the roof surface (HVAC systems, drains, vent pipes etc.)
- Roof support system
CLE’s Team provides full documentation to identify and record the issues discovered during inspections and to provide guidance and an asset plan to the owners. The goal of a roof maintenance program is to identify potential issues before they arise and complete needed repairs before they possibly become major issues.