Regular commercial roof inspections and maintenance can greatly improve your roof’s performance, life span and durability. When scheduling an inspection with your roofing contractor, however, you need to know how to check if they have the right knowledge. In this blog post, DNB Construction, the top experts in roofing, construction and storm damage restoration discusses the questions you should ask your roofer after a commercial roof inspection.
Is My Roof Properly Maintained?
Signs of improper maintenance vary depending on the kind of commercial roofing system, but a qualified roofing contractor can tell if your roof has been properly maintained. They should be able to give you details about your roof’s condition and whether or not it is likely to leak in the future. This knowledge is particularly important if you are buying a new building and want to check if its roof is in good shape.
What Is the Condition of Roof Flashing?
The roof flashing protects the joints, gaps and other vulnerable areas of your roofing system. An experienced commercial roofing contractor will take the time to inspect the flashing on your roof. The flashing is an important part of your commercial roof’s weather barrier system so it should be in excellent condition at all times. Your roofing contractors’ inspection report should have information on the condition of the flashing on your roof.
Is My Roof Drainage System Adequate?
Commercial roofing systems often have lower slopes in comparison to residential roofing systems. That’s why they should have excellent drainage systems. After the roof inspection, your roofing contractor should be able to determine if your roof’s current drainage system is adequate for local weather conditions. If not, then this contractor should recommend an alternate roof drainage system in case your roof’s primary system fails.
We are commercial and industrial roofing specialists and we can help ensure that your building’s roof stays in great condition. DNB Construction has over a decade of experience serving our local community. We are commercial and residential roofing experts and we can handle all sorts of roofing projects, no matter the size or scope. We are master installers of TPO, custom metal roofing, cedar shake and shingle, natural/synthetic slate and asphalt shingles. Call us at (301) 362-7663 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.