Why You Need A Commercial Roofing Inspection Before You Upgrade

Upgrading your industrial roof is a consideration many commercial business owners face. Depending on your budget, you may try to get by with small repairs. Over time these small repairs can turn into bigger and more costly problems. Knowing this may lead you to consider an upgrade to the weakest portions of the roof before severe damage can occur. Before you order the new roofing system, consider the reasons why you need a commercial roofing inspection first. 

Current Problems 

One of the leading reasons you should have a commercial roofing inspection before you upgrade the roof is to find current problems. You may know you have small leaks in areas. What you may not know is if there is a larger leak or roofing slope causing the problem. You may also have leaks and issues with flashing, roof-based HVAC units, or ventilation systems. During an inspection, everything from the roofing foundation to the shingles and flashing is checked. If there are any problems, you will be notified. 

Environmental Concerns

An issue that plagues many roofing systems deals with environmental concerns. You may have heavy winds and rains for the majority of the year. If this is the case, you will see damage on the roof. You can see issues of standing water, loose shingles and fasteners, rusting metal parts, and even bends and breaks from the heavy winds. These are the type of environmentally related concerns your roofing contractor will look for. These issues need not only an upgrade but a reevaluation of the materials you use in that upgrade. 

Outdated Systems

There are several roofing systems used in commercial roofing. These systems may be repaired, but not totally replaced. This leaves you with parts of the roofing system that are outdated. The outdated systems can cause multiple problems with the roof and may not be as compatible as they can be with newer repairs and partial systems. During the roofing inspection, these outdated systems will be inspected and considered for replacement. The problems they may cause will also be discussed with you following the inspection. 

When you determine the path you want to go with your roofing upgrade, contact your commercial roofing contractor. They can schedule the inspection as the first step in the process. Once the results of the inspection are gathered, the contractor will then work with you on preparing an estimate. You can proceed after that based on your choices and what you discuss during the estimate phase. 

Contact a commercial roof contractor to learn more.