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Your business demands high-quality performance from its roof, and commercial roof inspection services ensure that your roof can meet those needs. Our experienced professionals have over 250 years of combined experience, which makes all the difference in your business and it’s regular operations.

Several key aspects of a commercial roofing inspection impact the results you get from the process:

  • Roof Examination: A commercial roof inspector will carefully walk the roof system in its entirety, including seams, flashing, sealant, protrusions through your commercial roofing system, worn areas, and similar areas of concern. 

  • Identification of Possible Issues: Areas of your commercial building roof that can face issues will be identified, carefully inspected, and documented beyond the roof surface, with core samples, roof leaks, ponding water, and similar issues addressed.

  • Recommended Maintenance or Repairs: If roof problems are found upon closer inspection, our roofing professional will recommend roof maintenance or roof repairs to solve the problem, providing options within a short time.

Our Roof Inspection Process

Commercial roof inspections start with our commercial roof inspection checklist, but the commercial roof inspector dedicated to your business has extensive experience in the commercial roof contractor industry. This allows them to determine exactly what’s in your existing roof system before creating a bid. 

This is vital as it allows all issues to be addressed simultaneously, and you know what to expect throughout the process for timeframe, budget, and design integrity for any repairs or maintenance required. This is the process our team follows when performing a roof inspection:

Core Cut: Taking a core sample allows us to see exactly what’s happening further in your roofing system. It exposes all the roofing layers, determining what type of roof deck is underneath if it isn’t accessible from the building’s interior.

Verify Roof Penetrations: If any roofing system penetrations do not meet minimum flashing heights, usually 8”, warranties are often considered void. This allows us to ensure your roofing warranty remains intact.

Scan or Impedance Measurements: We use a Tramex Dec scanner to evaluate moisture conditions in the roofing, plus infrared inspections to determine leak sources on your roofing system.

Verify Roof Decking Integrity: A roof deck pull test is performed to achieve this measurement, using a fastener and a device that measures the fastener’s failure point. This verifies uplift required to pull out fasteners and decking strength.

Adhesion Testing: If you’re having your commercial roof inspection before a new insulation or roof is installed, an adhesion test is performed to determine the viability of adhesion of the system to the existing roofing to verify the warranty.

Inspections and Preventative Maintenance

It’s easy to understand the importance of having a vehicle’s oil changed, because if preventative maintenance isn’t performed, you’ll have to get a new engine. Similarly, your commercial roof needs regular inspections and preventative maintenance to avoid expensive repairs or replacement prematurely. Our WeCare Program provides customized costs and details based on your roof’s system type, size, age, and site conditions.

These inspections protect your roofing warranty, which manufacturers often require bi-annually while your roofing system is under warranty. We recommend you have an annual inspection over the first seven years of age, switching to bi-annual inspections after that point.

Your WeCare Program is designed specifically for your roof’s needs, based on several factors to deliver superior value and protection.

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Inspections After Severe Weather

The Midwest is no stranger to severe weather, and storm damage can cause significant problems to your commercial roof system. Having a commercial roof inspection following severe weather allows you to catch possible problems early before they get worse.

Weather that should have you schedule a roofing inspection includes:

  • Tornado
  • Hail larger than penny size
  • Strong straight-line winds
  • Ice storms
  • Heavy snow

Your Commercial Roof Inspection: What to Expect 

We will assess your roof and then provide you with a detailed report. That report will include photos of the condition of your roof, any issues or damage that could cause roofing system failure, preventive maintenance suggestions, and the critical repairs needed to maintain the manufacturer’s warranty. Then, we will give you the estimated lifespan of your current roofing system.

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FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Kansas City commercial roofing systems.

What is a Roofing Inspection?

A roofing inspection looks at your entire roofing system, inside and out. The inspector will look for signs of roof leaks, possible issues with protrusions through the roof system, aging, and similar areas of concern, then recommend actions to prevent roof system failure.

What does a Commercial Roofing Inspector Look For?

Beyond the roof’s surface, a commercial roofing inspector will also check the decking, framing, supports, penetrations, attic, ventilation, gutters, fascia, and soffits, all part of the larger roof system.

How Often Should Commercial Roofing Inspections Happen?

Roof inspections should happen when:

    • A roof passes five years in age every year in the fall.
    • There are signs of leaks or damage to the roof. 
    • Severe weather such as hail, tornados, or high winds.
    • In preparation for selling a commercial building.

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