As an Atlanta business, you may not give your roof much thought – until it starts to leak or you have other issues. As trusted experts in commercial real estate roofing assessments, we know there are several important reasons to have your roof inspected or assessed, not the least of which is cost savings from having small problems tended to before they become huge, expensive headaches or require complete roof replacement.
What’s involved in commercial real estate roofing assessments?
It can differ from one company to the next, however you want to choose a company who performs a thorough inspection. In Atlanta and throughout the Southeast there’s typically a lot of rain in spring months, not to mention excessive humidity during both late spring and throughout the summer. Water and moisture are extremely damaging to roofs, and can damage all of the components including the structural deck, insulation, and more.
Having a conversation is important for our roofing professionals to get the “whole picture” in regards to your property. For instance, we will gather some information from you about whether the manufacturer’s warranty is in place, how old the roofing system is, number of layers, etc. There may be some questions you don’t have the answers to, which is no problem.
A visual inspection of the roof is critical to a complete assessment; without taking a careful look at all of the components, it’s difficult to determine what condition the roof is in or whether repairs need to be made. Naturally the first thing commercial roofing contractors look for is water damage or evidence of leaks. That said, even if there is no indication of leaks it’s important to take into consideration anything that could lead to a leak in the future.
Some of the components inspected during a commercial roof assessment include:
- Curbs (used to support or mount fans, vents, etc.)
- Electrical Pitch Pockets
- HVAC (heating and air) equipment
Having the roof of your commercial property assessed is important not only in detecting and preventing roof leaks, which protects the structural integrity of the building and everything under the roof, but it’s also important for satisfying the insurance company as well, in the event of a real estate transaction.
Kelco Roofing provides commercial real estate roofing assessments in Atlanta and surrounding areas, giving you peace of mind and helping keep damage costs down. Contact us today for all of your commercial roofing repair or replacement needs.