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Inspection & Maintenance of Commercial Roofs

    Regular inspection & maintenance of commercial roofs

    Commercial Roofs Inspection & Maintenance

    Commercial roofs are essential components of commercial buildings, providing protection from the elements and keeping businesses safe and operational. However, like any other structure, commercial roofs require regular inspection and maintenance to ensure they are in good condition and able to perform their intended function. In this article, we will explore some of the specific things commercial roofers look for when inspecting a commercial roof.


    Roofing Materials: The roofing materials are the first thing commercial roofers inspect. They check for any signs of damage such as cracks, punctures, or tears. They also check for signs of wear and tear such as fading or missing shingles. Roofers will also check for any signs of poor installation such as improper flashing or poor sealing around vents and chimneys.

    Drainage: Proper drainage is essential for any commercial roof. Roofers will check the gutters, downspouts, and drains to ensure they are clear of debris and functioning properly. Poor drainage can lead to water pooling on the roof, which can cause damage over time and lead to leaks.

    Flashing: Flashing is the material used to seal the edges of the roof, such as around chimneys, skylights, and vents. Roofers will check for any signs of damage or wear and tear, which can lead to leaks.

    Penetrations: Penetrations are any openings in the roof such as vents, pipes, and chimneys. Roofers will inspect these areas to ensure they are properly sealed and watertight. Any cracks or gaps can lead to leaks and water damage.

    Membrane: The membrane is the layer of material that covers the roof and provides the primary barrier against the elements. Roofers will check the membrane for any signs of damage or wear, including cracks, blisters, and punctures.

    Insulation: Insulation is essential for maintaining the energy efficiency of a commercial building. Roofers will inspect the insulation to ensure it is properly installed and not damaged or wet, which can reduce its effectiveness.

    Rooftop Equipment: Rooftop equipment such as HVAC units, exhaust fans, and antennas can cause damage to the roof over time. Roofers will inspect these areas to ensure they are properly installed and that any penetrations are properly sealed.

    In conclusion, commercial roofers look for a variety of things when inspecting a commercial roof. These include roofing materials, drainage, flashing, penetrations, membrane, insulation, and rooftop equipment. Regular inspection and maintenance can help identify any potential issues before they become major problems, helping to extend the lifespan of the roof and ensure it can continue to protect the building and its occupants. All Weather Systems, Inc. is a full-service roofing contractor that offers professional commercial and industrial roofing services in Ohio.