We all know why roof inspections are important, but we all want to save money everywhere and every way we can. Many facilities managers today are highly skilled and have “everything seen” when it comes to external maintenance, so that the question can naturally arise. ‘Can I myself only carry out roof inspections?’
Briefly, the answer is “it’s risky.”
It depends on how you’re looking for the inspection. If you want to look on the roof quickly and remove any apparent debris, have it. However, there are certain important things to remember when you do so for your commercial roofing.
Security hazards should be considered. Of course, the access to the roof is inherent in many possible dangers. Be aware of skylights, the deck is compromised and get too close to the construction perimeter. Follow best practices in roof security always.
Little problems should be noticed before they grow larger. Remove debris, block drains and after a weather event, look for clear damage. Use a skilled professional to find out smaller issues and notice them before causing significant difficulties.
Warranties for voiding. Any minor reparations on your roof could unintentionally cancel a guarantee. The roof warranty terms and conditions often postulate who can carry out repairs, or which materials.
OSHA infringements. When you start to work on the roof, it is becoming a work place, which triggers OSHA safety regulations of all sorts. You must not only be aware of these but also keep adherence to them to maintain your commercial roofing.
Again, your trusted licensed roofing contractor will quickly and easily accomplish the job for you. Proper insulation means that your home is well ventilated and energy efficient. The roof flashing must also be inspected, because it is susceptible to water damage by removing all water from vulnerable areas. Ensuring the good working of all your roofing components will extend your roof’s life.
All of this makes it easy to understand why a lot of business owners rely on a trained eye to check their roofs properly. Occupational checks should include fixing minor problems while on-site in order to help you save your dollars and ensure a follow-up call. This preventive maintenance will save you money in the long run, avoiding small problems and extending the useful life of your roof. Contact Tier1 Contracting in Arkansas if you need to call for a commercial roofing inspection.