You’ve recently noticed that the roof over your commercial property is showing some serious signs of wear and tear or has sprung a leak, then you may be wondering what exactly went wrong and how much you need to fix. Or you may want to sell your property and need to know whether the roof over your head is going to be a barrier to doing so. The first step for getting this information is to have your roof inspected by a professional Fort Worth commercial roofer.
There are four parts to a roofing inspection, and at the end you should expect to receive a good amount of valuable information about the state of your roof and what repairs might be necessary. Here are the four stages of a roof inspection:
Your roof inspector will be able to find a ton of damage by checking your roof from the inside. This involves going up into the attic over your head (if possible) and looking for signs of damage, such as mold, water intrusion, rotted materials, or sunlight peering through the surface. Their experience and keen eye for detail will help them spot any issues that may be developing.
Once the interior inspection is complete, they’ll head out and get up on your roof to check for wear and tear, including looking for evidence of ice dams or leaks. They’ll also check your flashing to make sure it’s in good condition and the condition of your roof surface, including seeing whether any signs of ponding have developed and whether any mold or mildew has started to grow.
Once your roof has been thoroughly examined, the inspector will take their notes and use them to create a thorough analysis of your roof’s condition. They’ll let you know what flaws you’re facing with your roof, including flashing, leaks, rot, mold, or any structural or surface deterioration that will need repaired or replaced. With this analysis, they’ll be able to develop a repair plan and let you know how long this plan will take, as well as what materials will be needed.
Finally, your inspector will use their recommended repair solutions and turn them into a written estimate. Most reputable companies will honor this estimate for a week or two after the inspection is completed to give you the time to make a decision.