INSPECTION AND ASSESSMENTS FOR MAINTAINING ROOF QUALITY
“Extend the life of your roof with Commercial Roof Systems”
Your roof is one of the most essential and valuable parts of your building. It is constantly exposed to the elements more than any other part of your building and preserving its long-term integrity must be considered. Preventative maintenance plans include an assessment of critical points of deterioration for the roof and all roof accessories. Protection of your roofing assists is essential in maximizing roof life, reducing repair costs, and increasing energy efficiency.
When roofing problems appear or persist, most times they can be solved with a proper assessment and repair plan. Our goal is to avoid replacing an existing roof and to focus on problem solving for extending the life of a roof while avoiding future repairs.
Roofing inspections are required for various purposes – for repairs, for property purchases, for insurance policies and claims, and for maintenance assessments. When roofing inspections are integrated in your annual maintenance plan, roof life can be extended by as much as 50% of normal roof life expectancy. Regardless of the reason for a roof inspection or if part of your regular maintenance plan, Commercial Roof Systems provides the technology and detailed inspection analysis that gives our customers confidence in meeting regulatory, financing and environmental demands as well as for ensuring cost-efficient repairs. Commercial Roof Systems provides a wide range of inspection services including:
- Preventative care analysis
- Real estate transactions
- Flashings, seals and water drainage analysis
- Moisture build-up and control analysis
- Ventilation, energy efficiency and restoration examination
- Stress testing, safety and OSHA compliance
- Repair and damage assessments
Infrared Moisture Scan
Infrared thermography allows for accurate and cost-effective detection of moisture build-up or to identify potential problem areas, ultimately improving roof life and cost efficiency. It is the science of measuring and mapping surface temperatures.
A nondestructive, remote sensing to be an effective, convenient, and economical method of testing water trapped in commercial roofing systems. As a testing technique, some of its most important qualities are that
- it is accurate
- it is repeatable
- it need not inconvenience the public
- it is economical
An infrared thermographic scanning system can measure and view temperature patterns based upon temperature differences as small as a few hundredths of a degree Celsius. Infrared thermographic testing may be performed during day or night, depending on environmental conditions and the desired results.
Energy Efficiency Analysis
The Commercial Roof Systems efficiency analysis is essential when selecting the right roofing system or making the renovation or restoration decisions that will maximize savings on energy cost.
Why an Energy-Efficient Roof Matters
It can be difficult to understand how a roof can influence energy costs. Most people think that a roof is nothing more than a blanket of protection for a building. This is true in most cases, but a commercial roof can also have a huge impact on the amount of energy that a building consumes, and here is why.
On average, the roof is exposed to the sun for 12 hours a day. During these 12 hours, the roof is absorbing nearly all of the heat from the sun. This happens even when the temperatures outside may not be very high. The sun is still producing solar heat, and the roof is absorbing it like a sponge.
The Heat Spreads and Energy Consumption Rises
The heat doesn’t stay in the roof either. It slowly starts to move throughout the entire building, and it continues to spread throughout the building long after the sun has set. This entire process of heat absorption and transfer puts a strain on air conditioning and any other refrigeration systems that may be installed in the building. These systems are now working overtime to combat the heat that the roof has absorbed and transferred throughout the entire building. You are paying good money for all of this, wouldn’t it be nice if there was a more energy efficient roofing system?