According to consensus in the real estate industry, flat roofs appear to be the most problematic number one source of concern among those looking to purchase or lease a commercial or industrial property. Hence, it should come as no surprise that roofing issues continue to top the list as a source of litigation in building construction.
Impartial, No Conflict of Interest Due Diligent Roof Inspections
Whether we're talking about flat or pitched roofs, asphalt shingles, wood shakes, preform metal, built—up, modified bitumen or single—ply roofing systems, in order to be able to determine an improper substandard roofing system installation and differentiate between what may be considered a major deficiency as opposed to a minor defect attributed to normal age, wear and tear, conducting a due diligent roof inspection requires a thorough working knowledge of the roof covering to begin with paying particular attention to detail and drainage in keeping with the roofing manufacturer's recommended guidelines and what constitutes acceptable roofing practice based upon NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) standards. This, in addition to performing a visual inspection of roof structural components open to view from beneath is what's needed in order to provide a proper inspection of the roof. Once more, you'll also be getting a professional objective opinion based upon many years of experience without having to worry about compromising the inspection due to a conflict of interest since we are not in the roofing business to begin with.
Comprehensive Roof Inspection Reports Providing the Most Cost Effective Solutions Available to Best Serve Your Needs
While it stands to reason that most any roof inspection provided without a written report would be deemed incomplete and virtually useless under most circumstances, each and every roof inspection we provide includes a comprehensive written report including captioned digital photos prepared and submitted in electronic PDF format that you may easily open, view, save and print using the Free Adobe Reader thereby eliminating the need to purchase and learn expensive software like MS Word. Moreover, in the event a relatively recent or accurate Land Title Survey or roof drawing happens to be unavailable, we will more often than not rely upon EagleView Technologies proven online generated Premium Roof Reports (View Sample Premium Roof Report in PDF Format) for providing roof diagrams and dimensions used in preparing accurate and reliable budget costs for repairs/replacement of the roof as may be required based upon our findings in conducting a thorough roof inspection. Moreover, another huge advantage in having us conduct your roof inspection is because we are normally in a much position to offer you the most cost effective solutions available that can best serve your needs when it comes to restoring or replacing your roof covering simply because we are not in the roofing business to begin with not to mention that most roofing contractors usually specialize in and promote only one type of roofing system such as modified bitumen, EPDM, PVC, TPO, etc. that they will more often than not purchase from a roofing manufacturer supply company offering the best deal to satisfy their needs while it may not be the best overall cost effective solution available for your roof.
Additional Roof Related Services & Benefits Provided
Last but not least, in addition to conducting roof inspections, we are often called upon to oversee repairs, restoration and replacement of existing roof coverings paying close attention to storage and handling of material to be used including preparation of the existing roof surface as may be required for repair, restoration or replacement to be done. Moreover, the importance of proper storage and handling of roofing material prior to use cannot be overstated since experience has shown time and again that failure to comply with the roofing manufacturer's instructions regarding storage and handling procedures can produce abnormalities affecting integrity and performance of the roof resulting in a tear-off and replacement of work provided. Last but not least, our roof inspections continue to provide the latest cost effective repair, replacement and restoration options available that money can buy to preserve and restore the integrity of the roof inspected in which event we often recommend silicone roof coatings with a proven track record whenever possible to help extend the life of an older roof covering for up to ten years in lieu of a recover or tear-off and replacement costing considerably more. Suffice it to say that in having our knowledgeable and experienced inspectors conduct your roof inspection, you eliminate the possibility of hiring and relying upon a roofing contractor who may end up selling you a bill of goods you can do without thereby wasting time and money in making an existing situation much worse than it already is when there exists a cost effective solution that can better serve your needs. Unfortunately, one of our past clients experienced a similar situation in hiring and relying upon an unscrupulous roofing contractor to conduct a roof inspection on an older flat roof plagued by roof leaks. In summary, the roofing contractor (whose name shall remain confidential) ended up recommending and applying the failed 2-year old liquid membrane roof coating shown in the top three photos below.